2023 Lexus LS Review

November 7th, 2023 by

Lexus LS500

The LS series has been Lexus’s flagship sedan for over 30 years. It has amassed a massive following because of its unmatched performance in its segment. It is often compared to the German luxury sedans because of how wrapped in luxury it is.

However, the Lexus limo pulls ahead due to its build quality and reliability – proof of this is the fact that there are decades-old Lexus LS models still running without any major problems. Read below to learn all about the latest model, the 2023 Lexus LS and find out if it is the car for you.


The 2023 Lexus LS, which is its fifth generation, comes in three trim levels. All three have their unique perks and goodies with them and one of them is exclusively a hybrid. Other than an improved and upgraded infotainment system, this year’s model does not see many new changes or features.

Powertrain & Numbers

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The 2023 Lexus LS500 and LS500 F Sport models both come with a 3.4-liter twin-turbo V6 engine. This powerful engine produces a solid 416 horsepower and 442 lb-feet of torque: in other words, more than enough.

With powerful acceleration and a beastly exhaust system to match, both trim levels are sure to make some heads turn. With the third trim level, the LS500h, you get a hybrid engine that produces 354 horsepower from a 3.5-liter V6 alongside two electric motors.

All-wheel drive comes as standard on the hybrid trim, while it is optional on the regular gas models as an add-on. As for the transmission, you get a quick and responsive 10-speed automatic on the non-hybrids.

As for the LS500h, you get a 4-speed CVT transmission that adds to the already smooth ride. All three trims are also highly fuel efficient considering their size and engines. Of course, the hybrid takes the cake with 22 mpg in the city and 29 on the highway.

However, the gas models linger close with 18 mpg and 29 mpg, if you choose the AWD upgrade, you can expect a little bit less. 17 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway to be exact.

Lexus LS500 Interior
Lexus LS500 Interior

Interior and Technology

Lexus has always been strong in the interior segment, especially when it can be compared to the likes of world-class German rivals when it comes to interiors. The LS series makes sure the driver, front, and rear passengers are cocooned in luxury at every turn. With beautiful stitching, immaculate attention to detail, and overall flawless engineering, the 2023 Lexus LS500 makes sure you travel in style and comfort.

Since it is a full-size sedan, you get a lot of cabin space for ample movement and reclining features and amazing boot space, which is also accompanied by a hands-free power trunk lid that makes loading much easier.

2023 Lexus LS500
Inside the LS500, you’ll find dual-zone climate control, which allows both the driver and the passenger to set their preferred temperature. The convenience of push-button ignition and remote start adds a touch of modernity to your driving experience.

And when it comes to comfort, the 16-way power-adjustable front seats steal the show. Not only can you find the perfect seating position, but these seats also offer heating and ventilation, ensuring optimal comfort no matter the weather.

The Lexus also boasts a state-of-the-art infotainment system. The centerpiece is a generous 12.3-inch touchscreen display that is paired with Lexus’s premium 12-speaker stereo system, wireless Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and Wi-Fi Hotspot are standard features.

It comes equipped with an impressive suite of advanced safety features. Automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection helps prevent collisions, while lane-departure warning with lane-keeping assist ensures you stay safely within your lane.

Adaptive cruise control with lane-centering assist takes the stress out of long drives by maintaining a safe distance from the vehicle ahead and keeping you centered in your lane. Additionally, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert and a rear camera provides an extra set of eyes.

2023 Lexus LS500 F Sport
The LS500 F Sport showcases its sporty side with a cabin that exudes style and performance. It features an F SPORT perforated leather-trimmed shift knob, a heated steering wheel, and a stunning perforated leather-trimmed interior.

The custom instrumentation panel and aluminum panels which are available as add-ons further enhance the sporty aesthetic of this beautiful yet powerful sedan.

2023 Lexus LS500h
The 2023 LS500h takes luxury to the next level with its high-end interior additions. You can choose from premium wood trims like Artwood Organic Gloss, Artwood Herringbone, or Laser Special Black.

The center console and door armrests are adorned with wood and semi-aniline leather trims, adding a touch of elegance. Enjoy the convenience of quad-zone climate control, heated rear seats, and a 28-way power-adjustable front seat.

The passenger seats now have remote adjustment, and you’ll also appreciate the power side-window sunshades and lift-up buckles. Plus, the LS500h is equipped with a panoramic view monitor, a 24-inch head-up display, and a 23-speaker stereo by Mark Levinson.

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Exterior & Driving

The exterior design of the LS combines aesthetics with aerodynamics, resulting in a sleek and eye-catching look. It’s a car that truly stands out from the crowd. Each color adds a touch of elegance to the LS, making it a head-turner wherever you go.

The 2023 Lexus LS offers a stunning range of colors to choose from, including:

  • Atomic Silver
  • Caviar
  • Eminent White Pearl
  • Iridium
  • Manganese Luster
  • Matador Red Mica
  • Nightfall Mica
  • Obsidian

As for the driving, the handling and maneuverability are top-notch. The 2023 Lexus LS will handle any corner you throw at it, and with all the power it’s got it could easily give a tough time to many sports cars on the road while making sure you are comfortable and enjoying the unmatched feeling of Japanese luxury.


Reliability & Warranty

Lexus has always been a symbol of reliability and dependability. With a Lexus, you know you can have peace of mind that your car won’t let you down in any scenario. The same goes for the flagship LS series.

Lexus has got you covered with their warranty offerings for the Lexus LS. You’ll enjoy a limited warranty of four years or 50,000 miles, along with a powertrain components warranty of six years or 70,000 miles.

Hybrids even get their exclusive warranty. On top of that, Lexus goes the extra mile by offering complimentary maintenance for one year or 10,000 miles.


With everything taken into consideration, the 2023 LS series is just perfect regardless of the trim you choose. Considering its reliability, performance, comfort, looks, fuel efficiency, and everything in between, the 23’ LS500 is flawless and is guaranteed to be an amazing buy.

With a plethora of consumer reviews available that portray and admire the car as flawless, you know you are in for the long run. With just a bit of routine maintenance, this car will last you for the generations to come.

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