There are two trims in the non-hybrid Lexus LS range: the LS 500 and LS 500 F Sport. Both models use a twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6 producing 416 hp. Rear-wheel-drive is standard, but all-wheel-drive configurations are available.
The standard specifications on each LS include power-adjustable heated and ventilated seats, a power moonroof, dual-zone climate control, a 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and built-in navigation. The F Sport gets LFA-inspired dials and sportier interior trim.
On the safety side, all models get forward collision detection with auto braking, blind-spot monitoring, 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.
Each LS comes with a long list of standard features, which we think is plenty. But if you have money to splurge and you want even more, there are a host of optional features available, although most are for the base model. The Interior Upgrade Package ($3,530) includes quilted-stitch perforated semi-aniline leather interior trim, a 28-way power-adjustable driver's seat, heated rear seats, an Ultrasuede headliner, power front seatbelt buckles, and a wood- and semi-aniline trimmed center console. On the downside, this package requires further extras that raise the price by at least $4,980 in total.
The $11,935 Luxury Package adds power side-window sunshades, 18-way power-adjustable rear outboard seats with a reclining function, a seven-inch rear-seat touchscreen interface, and the contents of the Interior Upgrade package mentioned above. Unfortunately, the Luxury Package also requires numerous other extras that will raise the overall price of the car by a minimum of $17,000. This package isn't available to the F Sport.
At $16,855, the Executive Package is also available to the LS 500, aimed at rear-seat comfort and adding to the contents of the first two packages with a rear-seat ottoman, 22-way power-adjustable rear seats with seat heating and a massage function, and butterfly power-retractable headrests. Yet again, other compulsory extras must be bundled with this package - most notably the adaptive variable air suspension - increasing the price by over $25,000 in total. Exclusive to the base LS 500, the Executive Package with the stunning Kiriko Glass interior trim will set you back $22,855 on its own, minus other required extras.
For the F Sport, there's the $7,800 Dynamic Handling Package for RWD trims only, which adds variable gear-ratio steering, active stabilizers, and active rear steering. Other compulsory extras add up to a total cost of $10,000.
There are a few standalone options available, including the $1,220 24-inch color head-up display, the $1,940 Mark Levinson sound system, an $800 surround-view camera, and a panorama glass roof for $1,000.