2011 Lexus LS

The 2011 Lexus LS460 introduces a camera which lets the driver maintain its position on a certain lane. If the driver does not maintain staying on the lane, the car will inform the driver. The car also monitors the driver’s head movement by using the technology of infrared and a camera. When the car monitors that the head is not aligned according to a certain position, the car will give out a warning signal. This prevents the driver from a possible collision. The navigation system is also controlled by using voice activation.

Specifications

General Info
Vehicle Type: Sedan Base Price: $67,130.00
Fuel Tank Capacity: 22.2 gallons (84 liters) Miles Per Gallon: 16 city / 24 hwy
Dimensions
Length: 199.2 in. (506 cm) Width: 73.8 in. (187 cm)
Height: 58.1 in. (147 cm) Wheel Base: 116.9 in. (297 cm)
Curb Weight: 4244 lbs (1925 kg) Ground Clearance: 5.5 in. (13.9 cm)
Luggage Capacity: 18 cu ft Maximum Seating: 5 people
Performance
Engine: 32-valve DOHC V8 Displacement: 4.6-liter
Horsepower: 380 HP Max RPM: 6400 RPM
Torque: 367 lb-ft @ 4100 rpm Transmission: 8-Speed Automatic ECT-i
0-60 mph: 5.4 seconds Maximum Speed: 130 mph (209 km/h)
Available Trims & Engine
Option:LS 460 AWD MSRP: $69,435; MPG: 16 city / 23 hwy
Option:LS 460 L MSRP: $72,675; MPG: 16 city / 24 hwy
Option:LS 460 L AWD MSRP: $74,980; MPG: 16 city / 23 hwy

Performance

The 2011 LS460 is powered with a V8 engine. The amount of displacement is 4.6 liters. It has double valve actuation which is variable. It has 4 camshafts. The ratio for compression is 11.8 is to 1. The total torque is 344 pound-foot at 4100 revolutions per minute. The total horsepower is 357 at 6400 rpm. At 5.9 seconds, the car can accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour. At 14.3 seconds, the car accelerates a quarter mile. The maximum speed is 130 miles per hour.

The ratings for saving fuel are 16 miles per gallon for city, 23 miles per gallon for highway and 18 miles per gallon for the combination of highway and city. The drag for aerodynamic has a coefficient of 0.26. The drive train has a transmission which is controlled by electronics means. The absolute gear ratio is 3.133 is to 1. The chassis is composed of variable suspension. The steering is electronically powered.

The LS460 provides more torque. The torque amounts to 344 pound-foot at 4100 revolutions per minute. The drive train uses an 8-speed of transmission. It is also more affordable compared with other vehicles of the same model and price range. It has more amount of volume of cargo with a capacity of 18 cubic feet. It also has more space for fuel, with a container capacity of 22.2 gallons.

Exterior & Interior

This car has 8 options for exterior colors. The diameter length of the wheels is 19 inches. The wheels are made of alloy and aluminum materials. The car’s paint coat is scratch resistant. The car’s trunk can be opened or closed by using the button available on the key. The door is electronically maintained which allows the door to be always securely closed.

The Lexus LS has 5 choices for interior trims. The gauges are also illuminated electronically. The system for navigation is initiated by voice. The system can also accept data by typing it to the screen. It computes the best destination according to the driver’s location.

Safety

The airbags constructed in this vehicle provides an airbag on the front position and the side position. The front part of the car is installed with a radar technology. The radar calculates the gap between the car and the car moving ahead. The resulting calculation provides safety by reducing the risk of accidents. The pressure of the air in the tire is repeatedly observed by the sensor. If the pressure of the air declines the car will provide a visual warning on the panel. When the computer system fails to function properly during this event, the computer system will provide an audio warning sign.

The advantages also include the detection for distance of parking, automatic use of brake for parking and a camera for providing assistance in parking. Bluetooth technology and the Universal serial port provide comfortable sound entertainment, convenient system of navigation and effective communication.

The Competition

Available in the same class are the Audi A8 (MSRP $78,050; 17 city/ 27 hwy), Jaguar XJ series (MSRP $72,700; 16 city/ 23 hwy), and BMW 7 series (MSRP $70,650; 17 city/ 25 hwy).

Overall Rating
84 out of 100

What others say:

“The 2011 Lexus LS sedans deliver a luxury-liner ride and hushed interior, with some options that are unmatched by all but ultra-luxury brands, but they sorely lack driving involvement.”Car Connection

“The steering is light though direct, and the turning circle is impressively tight. Steering feel is quick at low speeds for easy parking-lot maneuvering; it firms up nicely at highway speeds.”Consumer Guide

“Serene ride; impeccable construction; smooth, strong V8 power; smart electronics features; limolike options for rear seat.”Edmunds

“The LS is luxurious and highly refined, with a comfortable and serene ride. The spacious cabin is exceptionally quiet, and controls are user-friendly.”MSN-Consumer Reports