Luxury

Lexus LS - Super Luxury Car

The 2010 Lexus LS offers one of the finest interiors available anywhere with an options list longer than any of its major rivals. Its powerful performance lets it trail European rivals in driving excitement, and does most things very well. The 2010 Lexus LS has a distinct personality within the rarified class of Super Luxury Cars, and is the only non-European entry that offers the quietest, smoothest ride, the longest option list, and the most luxurious cabin.

For 2010, Lexus has made minor exterior changes, but they are hard to spot. A new sport package is offered, and although it firms up the car's suspension and makes it sharper in the corners, it still won't turn this car into a BMW. The 2010 LS is available in a well equipped base trim and extended wheelbase 460L trim. A hybrid model is also available, but may end up costing you a pretty penny. The LS has always trailed its major German rivals in performance measurements. It is, however, equipped with just one engine, a 4.6-liter V8 making 380 horsepower.

Although there's only one choice, it doesn't lack in necessary power. It sends power through an extraordinary eight speed transmission, which shifts so quickly and smoothly. The EPA ratings stand at 16 miles per gallon in the city and 24 mpg on the highway. The exterior of the LS has exemplary workmanship, with tight, consistent panel gaps and an unusually deep luster to the paint. The look is still conservative, the company has slightly tweaked the fascia and installed new head and taillights.

Inside, the materials used for the cabin are exceptional. The seats are comfortable, and the cabin technologies appear competitive with other super luxury cars. The most heavily-advertised feature of the LS is its optional Advanced Parking Guidance System that enables the car to virtually parallel park itself.

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