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Lexus LS saloon - Practicality & boot space

Plenty of space inside, but Lexus LS 500h boot space disappoints

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The Lexus LS 500h is a car that’s designed to please rear passengers at least as much as whoever is behind the wheel, and nobody is likely to complain about a lack of interior comfort or space. However, it's worth remembering that this is a big, bulky car and some will find it awkward to guide through crowded city streets.

Lexus LS 500h interior space & storage

The front seats of the Lexus LS500h offer plenty of space for driver and passenger, and with 20 separate planes of electric adjustment, finding an ideal position shouldn't take too long. It's those in the rear, though, who really get to relax.

The elongated roofline of the LS500h looks a little odd, but it maximises the amount of headroom available for rear seat occupants, who are already generously catered in terms of legroom and shoulder room. The Takumi model, with that clever 'ottoman' front seat, is even more lavish, and its rear seat heating and massage functions are on hand to enhance passenger relaxation.

Boot space

One slight disappointment – given the Lexus LS500h's sheer overall size – is that its boot is comparatively small. At 430 litres overall, it's quite a lot smaller than the 550-litre Mercedes S-Class and 505-litre Audi A8.

Andy is Carbuyer's managing editor, with more than a decade of experience helping consumers find their perfect car. He has an MA in automotive journalism and has tested hundreds of vehicles.

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