2014 Lexus LS | new car review

Posted on Dec 23, 2013 by
2014 Lexus LS
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  • Rated 4 stars
  • Excellent
AEDAED 310,000 - 455,000
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  • Last modified: December 8, 2014
  • Exterior
    Editor: 70%
  • Interior
    Editor: 85%
  • Quality
    Editor: 85%
  • Features
    Editor: 90%
  • Performance
    Editor: 75%
  • Value for money
    Editor: 70%

Review Summary:

The full size premium luxury sedan segment is dominated for the most part by the Germans. However, should you look around, you’ll realize the Japanese know a thing or two about making a premium luxury sedan as well.

Pros

Features
Quality of materials used

Cons

In dire need of a new exterior

Looks

 The full size premium luxury sedan segment is dominated for the most part by the Germans. However, should you look around, you’ll realize the Japanese know a thing or two about making a premium luxury sedan as well. The has received tweak after tweak, year after year, since the introduction of the 4th generation model in 2007. The 2014 model is beautiful and flaunts the trademark spindle grille, a reworked bonnet composed of softer lines and a prominent, protruding bulge in the centre, along with L shaped LED’s that integrate into the headlamp and taillamp clusters.

2014 Lexus LS front + side

Feels

If you’ve sat in the Lexus IS, ES or GS, the interior of the LS is going to be a déjà vu. Nearly everything is in the same place and that isn’t necessarily a bad thing, because it’s neat and well laid out. But it’s the quality of materials that will have your jaw hit the floor; nearly everything you touch is either leather or wood and leaves very little exposed plastic. With ample amounts of head and leg room for the Royalty riding in the back, along with the option of reclining, heated, cooled and massage seats, the number of people willing to ride shotgun is clearly set to fall drastically.

2014 Lexus LS interior

 Engineering

A distinct feature in most premium vehicles is the analogue clock that adorns the dashboard. The Lexus LS is no different, however, the clock possesses a unique feature that allows it to adjust automatically when crossing time zones. More interestingly, passengers riding in the back of the LS can experience an Ottoman therapeutic pressure massage while watching Blu Ray DVD’s on the 9 inch TV screens placed on the back of the front headrests.

What’s on offer?

The flagship model in Lexus’ range is fitted with a 4.6 litre V8 unit that produces a decent 360 horsepower when linked to an all-wheel drive platform. However, when linked to a rear-wheel drive platform, the LS puts out an impressive 386 raging horses.

2014 Lexus LS back

Summing it…

With a price tag ranging from AED 310,000 – AED 455,000, one thing is clear. The Lexus LS is not cheap. But it may just be worth it when you begin to consider the features, drive, comfort and road respect it brings with it.

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