2007 Lexus LS 460L
Parks Itself and More
Lexus LS 460 Review
There is more to the Lexus LS 460L than its revolutionary Advanced Parking Guidance System with Intuitive Park Assist, which in non-techno-babble translates to “the car parks itself.” There is more, but this one feature is getting the most attention from the public and Lexus’ marketing department. For those with a penchant for nipping curbs, parked cars, poles and pedestrians, the LS’ parking system is a true bumper saver.
The all-new LS reiterates its place as Lexus’ flagship and as a vehicle aimed directly at full-size luxury sedan rivals from Europe: BMW 7-Series, Mercedes-Benz S-Class and Audi A8. Attractive new looks and a full array of high-tech, yet user-friendly features raise the bar far beyond the outgoing model renowned for its quiet, comfortable driving environment and pristine build quality. Those qualities are still present (our pre-production test car did have some surprising rattles, though), offering a coffin-quiet cabin filled with leather, wood and top-tier plastics. The new L model stretches the wheelbase by five inches, providing back seat passengers with Rolls-Royce-levels of space—not to mention their own vanity mirrors, optional dual-zone climate control, an optional refrigerator, and seats that are heated, cooled and recline.
Beyond the optional parking system, other high-tech features include Lexus’ excellent touchscreen navigation system and the superb optional Mark Levinson surround sound system with nineteen speakers and a 30 GB hard drive for mp3s and in-car voice recordings.
Warranty/Service: 4-year/50,000 basic warranty; 6-year/70,000 powertrain warranty; 24-hour roadside assistance; free first maintenance.