2023 Lexus LS Safety and Reliability

Lexus LS Reliability Rating

2023 LS Safety

Neither the IIHS nor the NHTSA has subjected the Lexus LS to review for safety. Thankfully, it does come with a long list of active and passive safety features, and the manufacturer has a long history of producing five-star vehicles.

US NHTSA Crash Test Result

NHTSA safety ratings are not available at this time.

2023 LS Key Safety Features

The traditional safety kit includes ten airbags (and optional rear-seat cushion airbags available on the LS 500, which are standard on the LS 500h), ABS brakes, traction and stability control, tire pressure monitoring, a rearview camera, and adaptive LED lights. On the driver assistance side, each LS comes with the Lexus Safety System+ 2.5 as standard, a new introduction this year. It includes forward collision detection with auto braking, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, low-light pedestrian and daytime cyclist detection, lane departure alert with steering assist, all-speed adaptive cruise control, road sign assist, and lane tracing assist. The LS 500h comes with a surround-view monitor which is optional on the other trims. In addition, the LS 500h now boasts Lexus Teammate with Advanced Drive capability. Another feature of Teammate is Advanced Park for convenient, hands-free parking.

Optional extras that can be had as part of package upgrades include the Safety System+ A suite with dynamic radar cruise control and lane change assist, pre-collision detection with intersection support, active steering assist, and a head-up display. Front cross-traffic alert can also be optioned on.

Lexus LS TrimsLS 500LS 500 F SPORTLS 500h
Back-Up CameraOOS
Cross-Traffic AlertOOS
Rear Parking AidSSN/A
Blind Spot MonitorSSS
Lane Departure WarningSSS
Lane Keeping AssistSSS
Night VisionN/AN/AN/A
Tire Pressure MonitorSSS
Brake AssistSSS
Stability ControlSSS
Traction ControlSSS

2023 LS Reliability

If you search for the word "reliable" in the dictionary, you'll likely find a picture of a Toyota. True to form, the Lexus LS is yet another reliable Toyota product. 20 years from now, we'll see the first 2018 LS models hit one million miles. The LS doesn't have a perfectly unblemished record, though. 2021 and 2022 LS 500h models were recalled for an issue where the stability control could be deactivated when the car is started. The 2020 LS 500, meanwhile, was recalled for a fuel pump that could fail.

Each LS sold in the US comes with a four-year/50,000-mile basic warranty and a six-year/72,000-mile powertrain warranty for added peace of mind. Hybrid components get eight-year/100,000-mile coverage. Finally, Lexus throws in complimentary scheduled maintenance too, but only for the first year or 10,000 miles.


  • Basic:
    4 Years \ 50,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain:
    6 Years \ 70,000 Miles
  • Corrosion:
    6 Years \ Unlimited Miles
  • Hybrid/Electric Components:
    8 Years \ 100,000 Miles
  • Roadside Assistance:
    4 Years \ Unlimited Miles
  • Maintenance:
    1 Years \ 10,000 Miles
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