Lexus LS saloon (2012-2017): owner reviews

"The Lexus LS is comfortable, well equipment and extremely reliable. It's one of the most luxurious saloons around, but the top-spec model is expensive and the LS is not a car for the driving enthusiast."

Carbuyer Rating

2.3 out of 5

Owners Rating

4.8 out of 5

86%of people would recommend this car to a friend.

Owner Rating

  • 13reviews
  • 4reviews

Common Problems

  • Brakes (1 cases)
  • Electrics (3 cases)
  • Engine (2 cases)

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

LS600h

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

31
Review
I bought this car as a treat really as it only gets used high days and holidays and still only has under 40k on it but I just love driving it. Always a sense of occasion and its a sublime experience. Quite and refined but ask for power and it is instantaneous. I cannot understand a review saying the CVT gearbox is noisy as am sure mine isn't. All I get is a little tyre roar on some surfaces.
Reliability

5 out of 5

Cant fault it
Performance

5 out of 5

For a big saloon I find the performance astounding when you ask for some, but overall the general relaxed feeling you get from steady progress is the best way to drive both for the car and for me.
Running Cost

5 out of 5

On a long run it actually does better than my day to day runabout the Renault Scenic. In every day use its about 9.3ltr/100kms but can go to nearer 8 on long runs. I didn't buy it for its economy and I do think Irish road tax is a complete rip-off but that isn't the car's fault. I haven't needed any parts yet.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

ls460

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

26
Review
Best car we ever had. Great engine, very smooth and let's not forget the reliability.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

only one trim level, none listed, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2004

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Best car i have ever owned. quiet, comfortable, reliable and surprisingly economical for its size.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

ls, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Marvelous?

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

SE-L, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Very reliable as all lexus are, and with impeccable dealer service. Just too expensive to run a large petrol car these days

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

>3 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2001

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

19

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

>3 litre, Petrol

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

20
Running Cost

2 out of 5

all aspects are expensive, mpg, service & parts

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

>3 litre, Petrol

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

26
Review
Never broken down except for a puncture.
Running Cost

2 out of 5

Expensive road tax/servicing costs/fuel BUT worth every penny for the experience.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

>3 litre, Petrol

Year of registration

2003

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

23
Review
One fault to date, damaged air con pipe to rear compartment, found during a routine service and repaired FOC even though outside of warranty period.
Running Cost

2 out of 5

High cost of Road Fund Licence, high fuel cost, Lexus hourly rate and parts are high, this is however offset by high reliability and Lexus Customer Service.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

>3 litre, Petrol

Year of registration

2001

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

24.6
Review
So far it has been 100% reliable
Running Cost

4 out of 5

It uses a lot of fuel, and Lexus parts are expensive. Fortunately it doesn't need many parts, and Lexus service charges are very reasonable

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

LS 600 h, Above 3.0-litre, Hybrid/Alternative, Automatic

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
Our own fault, not that of the car.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2000

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New
Review
The best car you can buy at any money.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

>3 litre, Hybrid, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

25
Review
never gone wrong
Running Cost

4 out of 5

would like better fuel consumption

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

N/A, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

1997

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New
Review
It goes whenever i turn the key.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

>3 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2005

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

28
Review
very good
Running Cost

3 out of 5

reasonable for this class of car

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

>3 litre, Petrol

Year of registration

2001

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

24
Review
It's totally reliable
Running Cost

4 out of 5

I used to run a Mercedes 560SEL - That cost between Ł1K and Ł2K for each service. The Lexus LS430 typically costs between Ł350 and Ł500 per service - I call that a bargain.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

>3 litre, Hybrid, Automatic

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

31
Review
faultless so far
Running Cost

3 out of 5

No complaints as I couldnt expect a car like this to be cheap.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

SE-L, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
The silence, comfort and effortless power make it the most stress free transport we have ever had in 50 years of motoring, 45 years of which were in relatively expensive cars. The manufacturer's and dealer's attitude to service clinch it.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2000

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Quality very well built reliable comfortable well engineered motor

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

1999

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Great wish l could afford the lastest model

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

>3 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

26

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

>3 litre, Petrol

Year of registration

2001

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

18
Review
HAVING BOUGHT THE CAR IN 2001, HAVE NOT HAD A PROBLEM WITH IT APART FROM THE CHANGE OF A BATTERY IN 2008.
Running Cost

3 out of 5

MILEAGE PER GALLON IS NOT THAT GREAT, OTHERWISE OK

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Standard, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2000

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
My lexus ls 400 is a superb car, fine build quality, very satisfying and comfortable to drive. My lexus dealer in milton keynes gives very good customer satisfaction.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2003

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Makes driving a joy, i don't get stressed out when stuck in traffic. Plenty of powere available when required. I have found the lexus range (had a gs300 previously) very reliable and comfortable. Service costs are reasonable and i was expecting to pay a lot more than a vauxhall vectra for example which has not been the case.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

SE, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2005

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Wonderful value for money, feel happy just sitting in it. Only fault, sat nav system is obsolete and not worth updating. As i only do a small mileage i have no urge to exchange it, may change for a smaller hybrid lexus if petrol prices increase.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

executive, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2005

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

SE, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2004

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Suits us perfectly except in icy weather when the wheels spin

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