With its dynamic handling, bold new design and superior craftsmanship, the 2013 LS flagship models hail the future of the Lexus brand as it embarks on its third decade in the premium luxury category.
While retaining many of the qualities that have defined Lexus for more than 20 years, the LS reaches new heights with an exciting blend of beautiful design, modern refinement and advanced technology.
The 2013 LS line-up includes the LS 460, LS 460L, LS 600hL hybrid, and the first-ever LS 460 F SPORT. LS 460 and LS 460L are available in RWD and AWD. The LS Hybrid is available with a full-time AWD system.
The all-new LS 460 F SPORT combines a more aggressive exterior with a unique sport interior featuring F SPORT seats with larger bolsters, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with paddle shifters and genuine aluminum trim. With a sport tuned air suspension that has been lowered 0.4 inches, a Torsen® limited slip rear differential (RWD model), Brembo six-piston caliper brakes, and 19” forged wheels with summer or all-season tires, the LS F SPORT promises to be the most engaging LS ever.
The entire 2013 LS lineup is refined with dynamic, fresh styling that reflects the bold new face of Lexus. The aggressive spindle grille gives the new LS a greater road presence and stronger brand identity while heralding a significant improvement in driving dynamics, responsiveness and handling.
Increased body rigidity enhances stability, and allows for a more comfortable ride. Pitch and bounce control has been enhanced by adopting new frequency dependent shock absorbers, resulting in an even flatter, road-hugging ride. Revised steering offers improvements in accuracy and turn-in response. The braking system has been adjusted for more immediate power and greater pedal feel.
Available safety enhancements include the industry’s most advanced Pre-Collision Safety (A-PCS) system with Collision Avoidance Assist. This system is designed to assist the driver in avoiding or mitigating collisions with vehicles and pedestrians under a wide range of city and highway speeds. At speeds lower than 24 miles per hour, this technology helps the LS to avoid accidents by automatically bringing the LS to a full stop.
The driver-focused interior integrates modern refinement with intuitive technology. The Advanced Illumination System (AIS), an all-LED interior lighting system, illuminates to greet the approaching occupants and then fades in sequence with the vehicle starting procedure.
The standard navigation system is displayed on a 12.3-inch, split-screen, high-resolution multi-media display which is large enough to support simultaneous viewing of a large map display and other vehicle functions.
A next-generation Remote Touch, with one-push confirmation, is standard on all models and enables smooth, intuitive control of many vehicle systems. The Remote Touch allows the user to operate the climate, audio, phone controls, navigation system and more. The screen menus are selected with a controller conveniently located within easy reach on the center console. A number of well-placed buttons on the steering wheel and instrument panel enable the direct control of frequently used functions (e.g. temperature setting, fan speed, preset audio stations, etc.)
Lexus Enform® with App Suite leverages the customers’ mobile phone technology to provide a new level of connectivity and information management. Users can conduct local searches through Bing™, utilize voice-enabled apps to make restaurant reservations through OpenTable®, get movie tickets via MovieTickets.com, tap into internet radio, including Pandora® or iHeartRadio, search business reviews on Yelp and check in on Facebook places. A one-year trial subscription is included for the App Suite.
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This is a sampling of some of the interior features you’ll find in the 2013 Lexus LS.
Interior trim: Trim availability depends on model and options. Available trims include Dark Brown Walnut, Matte Bamboo, Shimamoku Espresso Wood, Matte Dark Brown Ash Burl, Genuine Aluminum.
Seating: Rear seats include four-zone climate control, power-adjustable outboard seats, power rear and rear-door sunshades, and wood-trimmed climate and audio controls.
Navigation system: The voice-activated Navigation System — recognizes over 100 voice commands — uses a hard drive to store maps and data. On its high-resolution 12.3-inch color display, the system can map over 8 million points of interest and display information in French and Spanish
Lexus Enform and Safety Connect: The available Lexus Enform and Safety Connect provide live, 24-hour navigation assistance that can be requested at the press of a button. With the new App Suite, you can make dinner reservations and order movie tickets from within the 2013 Lexus LS. The LS includes a one-year trial subscription of Lexus Enform App Suite with Bing, iHeartRadio, MovieTickets.com, OpenTable, Pandora, Yelp and Facebook Places.
Bluetooth: With a Bluetooth-compatible phone, you can access your address book contacts on the Navigation System display or by voice command.
Multimedia: Multimedia includes the Navigation System with a Remote Touch device, 12.3-inch multimedia center-console display with integrated backup camera and Enhanced Bluetooth technology. The sound system is a Lexus 10-speaker Premium Sound System with Digital Sound Processor, Automatic Sound Levelizer (ASL), HD Radio with iTunes tagging and DVD/CD player. SiriusXM Satellite Radio is available with a subscription. A 90-day trial subscription is included. The available 19-speaker 450-watt Mark Levinson Premium Surround Sound Audio System rivals the finest concert halls.
This is sampling of some of the exterior features you’ll find in the 2013 Lexus LS.
High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps: High and low beams use HID technology lamps, standard in Lexus LS, to help the driver with perception, clarity and contrast when driving at night.
Adaptive Front Lighting System: Adaptive Front Lighting System turns the headlights in the direction you’re steering.
Acoustic glass windshield: The windshield isn’t just a window. It also contributes to providing the quiet ride, even at highway speeds.
Wheels: The Lexus LS has 18-inch cast alloy wheels precisely offset to fit flash with the flared fenders. 19-inch allow wheels are available. The 19-inch split 10-spoke forged wheel is standard in the LF SPORT.
Spindle grill: This styling presents a more aerodynamic, functional and distinctive look for the new Lexus LS.
This is sampling of some of the safety features in the 2013 Lexus LS.
Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD): This computer-controlled system adapts the amount of pressure to the brakes to help enhance control during braking.
Smart Stop Technology: Smart Stop Technology automatically reduces engine power when the brake pedal is firmly applied, even if the accelerator pedal is fully pressed.
Intuitive Park Assist: For help with parking tasks like parallel parking, this uses sensors to detect surrounding objects and alert the driver of a detect object’s location and proximity.
Vehicle Stability Control: Detects sideslip of the wheels during cornering, and helps to control it using engine power modulation and selective application of individual brakes. It works with anti-lock braking and traction control to help improve driver control under certain conditions.
Brake Assist: Brake Assist senses a panic-stop scenario by analyzing how quickly and forcefully the driver hits the brake pedal. It automatically applies increased braking boost until the driver releases pedal pressure.
Rear Cross-Traffic Alert: When you’re backing out of a parking spot, the available Rear Cross-Traffic Alert notifies you of approaching vehicles that might be out of camera view.
2013 Lexus LS 460. The direct-injected 4.6-liter, 386-hp ULEV II V8 engine pairs with an eight-speed automatic transmission. This produces low emissions and Lexus-renowned smooth and quiet ride. The rear-wheel-drive model gets 367 lb-ft of torque @ 4,100.
2013 Lexus LS F SPORT. The direct-injected 4.6-liter, 386-hp V8 engine pairs with an eight-speed sequential-shift automatic and Electronically Controlled Transmission (ECT-i). It also includes paddle shifters and downshift rev-matching for more precise shifting. The F SPORT features Brembo Front Brakes clamped down by six-piston front calipers.
2013 Lexus LS 600h Hybrid. The 5.0-liter V8 gasoline engine is mated to hybrid technology to generate a total of 438 hp. The hybrid transmission is an Electronically-controlled Continuously Variable Transmission (ECVT) with two-speed reduction and Snow mode. Fuel economy is 19 mpg city, 23 mpg highway and 20 mpg combined.