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2007 Lexus LS

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2007 Lexus LS Review

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A top-ten finalist on Kelley Blue Book's 2007 Best Redesigned Vehicle list, the Lexus LS 460 and its long-wheelbase LS 460 L variant represent new benchmarks in both technical sophistication and passenger pampering. Replacing the highly-regarded LS 430, the fourth-generation of the flagship LS luxury sedan line embodies the kind of innovative features, impeccable build quality and attention to detail that established Lexus as a preeminent power in the premium vehicle segment from the very beginning. In the case of the LS 460 L, additional rear-seat room and an even more compelling selection of standards and options put it squarely in contention with European prestige sedans, such as the Audi A8L, BMW 750 Li, Jaguar XJ8L and Mercedes-Benz S550.

You'll Like This Car If...

If you're looking for a world-class luxury sedan that bristles with technology and delivers a smooth, quiet, comfortable, safe and reliable ride, the LS 460 should be on your must-drive list. If you have a chauffeur or just want to further pamper your rear-seat passengers, you'll be better served by the even-more spacious and opulently-appointed LS 460 L.

You May Not Like This Car If...

Should your tastes run towards a more aggressive sense of style and overtly sporty handling characteristics, any number of European competitors could well prove a more rewarding choice than either the LS 460 or LS 460 L.

What's New for 2007

The most technically advanced Lexus ever, the LS 460 boasts the world's first eight-speed automatic transmission—with sequential-shift feature—and a new 4.6-liter V8 that employs both port and direct fuel-injection systems. Its first long-wheelbase model, the LS 460 L, puts Lexus into a very exclusive group of automakers offering "executive-class" sedans.

Driving the LS

Driving Impressions Both LS 460 variants embody all of the character traits you'd expect in a Lexus luxury sedan. Each excels in smooth, quiet and effortless cruising with little meaningful performance variation...

to differentiate between standard and stretched models. We noted an occasional bout of tire thump over rough pavement and slight wind whisper at freeway speeds, but overall cabin isolation is outstanding. The engine and transmission pairing also merits high operational marks for responsiveness and the confident feeling that there's always plenty in reserve for freeway passing or emergency maneuvers. While the suspension is far better suited to long-distance cruising than to attacking twisty back roads, it, too, places a premium on keeping things under control, ably assisted by the LS 460's well-sorted Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management system.

Eight-speed Automatic Transmission
Fully integrated with the engine's computer controls, this transmission features an exceptionally wide ratio spread that enhances mileage and performance. It delivers quick, seamless upshifts and downshifts both in full automatic mode and when using the manual sport shift feature.

Outstanding Seating
All LS 460s pamper their passengers with superbly supportive and exceptionally adjustable front buckets, plus a roomy, comfortable rear bench. Among the numerous upgrades offered are full climate controls for the front seats, heat and power-recline features for the rear and the four-place LS 460L-only Executive Class variation that brings a leg rest and built-in back massager.

2007 Lexus LS Details
2007 Lexus LS photo Interior

Refined, comfortable and decently roomy even in standard-wheelbase form, the new LS boasts a passenger cabin that makes excellent use of polished wood, brushed aluminum and perforated leather upholstery to create a high-end ambiance. A comprehensive array of power assists, 10-speaker premium audio system with six-disc CD-changer, signature Optitron electroluminescent gauges, legible displays and intuitive control layouts makes for a uniquely enjoyable driving experience. Complementing its additional 4.8 inches of rear legroom, the LS 460 L brings an even richer standard feature set and offers unique options that include executive-style power reclining and massaging rear seat configurations, a rear DVD entertainment system and a dedicated air conditioning package.

Exterior
2007 Lexus LS photo

Despite embracing the division's new "L-Finesse" styling cues, the bodywork of the latest LS Series still has a conservative, albeit contemporary, appearance. Both models share a long-hood and short-deck design, with the LS 460 L's 4.8-inch wheelbase stretch most directly reflected in its longer rear doors, portals that conveniently open extra-wide to permit easier access. The projector-beam headlamps—which Lexus says are inspired by Baccarat crystal—and wraparound taillights meld smoothly into the mix. Equally notable are the heated outside mirrors, large enough to compensate for sightlines that are mildly compromised by prominent C-pillars, which automatically fold in when you shift into Park. While its trunk appears modest from outside, there's a generous 18.0 cubic feet of cargo space in all but the LS 460 L with optional Rear-Seat Upgrade or Executive-Class Seating packages, where a separate rear-seat air conditioning system trims that figure to a still-usable 12.0 cubic feet.

Notable Equipment
Standard Equipment

Highlighting the LS 460's extensive standard equipment list are orthopedically-designed power front bucket seats—with 16-way driver and 12-way passenger adjustability, plus an integrated memory function—dual-zone climate control, power moonroof, keyless remote entry and startup, eight airbags, a Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management system that includes traction and stability control, anti-lock disc brakes with Brake Assist and Electronic Controlled Braking functions and high-intensity discharge headlamps with a corner-following adaptive feature. The LS 460 L adds a host of items that are LS 460 extras, including a voice-activated navigation system, rear-view backup camera, climate-controlled front and heated rear seats and a power rear sunshade.

Optional Equipment

Key extras for the LS 460 and LS 460 L include a 450-watt/19-speaker Mark Levinson audio system, Pre-Collision system with Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, the new Intuitive Park Assist that can detect objects in proximity to the car and the Advanced Parking Guidance System with rear-view camera that aids in parallel and back-in parking. While LS 460 buyers can add Comfort and Comfort Plus Packages with supplemental climate controls for the front and rear seats, the LS 460 L offers a similar Luxury Package, a Rear Seat Upgrade (with separate rear-seat air conditioning system), a four-seat Executive Class Seating Package that adds a 45-degree recline feature and integrated massage function for the right rear seat, a rear-seat DVD system and more.

Under the Hood

The LS 460 is fitted with a new 4.6-liter V-8 that features variable electronic control of its intake valves and hydraulic control of its exhaust valves to help improve overall efficiency while meeting stringent ULEV II (Ultra-Low Emissions Vehicle) standards. While it makes 380 horsepower and 367 pound-feet of torque, the engine earns very impressive 19/27 mpg city/highway EPA fuel economy numbers when backed by the world's first eight-speed automatic transmission. Together, these two smooth operators can send either LS variant from a stop to freeway cruising speed in about six seconds.

4.6-liter V8
380 horsepower @ 6400 rpm
367 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4100 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 19/27 (460), 18/27 (460L)

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2007 Lexus LS Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
9.3
Out of 10

Based on 144 Ratings for the 2007 - 2012 models.

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  • Value
    9.2/10
    Quality
    9.4/10
  • Reliability
    9.4/10
    Performance
    9.3/10
  • Comfort
    9.6/10
    Styling
    9.3/10

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By on Friday, May 01, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 52,000

10 10.0
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Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Best car for money in the world. Owned for six years and get back over one third of my money on trade and got to drive show stopper car for all of those years. Never once back to dealer for something wrong. 10 out of 10 from me."

3 people out of 4 found this review helpful

You get what you pay for...

By on Thursday, April 16, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 62,000

10 10.0
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Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Super nice car with all bells and whistles."

Cons: "none that I recognize."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I bought this car two years ago with less than 40K on the odo. I have loved it ever since. It has exactly what you want from a lux highway car...quiet, powerful, comfortable, reliable, etc. As a bonus, it gets super good highway gas mileage. At 75 to 80 mph with the cruise set, I get 28 or 29 mpg. I will definitely get another when the time comes to get a new(er) car."

4 people out of 5 found this review helpful

We expect to continue to buy Lexus vehicles.

By on Wednesday, March 11, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 67,500

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"I have owned several Lexus models: ES, GS, and LS (2000). Our 2010 is the best of all the previous ones. We tried a Infinity M35, but went back to Lexus. The LS is elegant, roomy and super reliable."

6 people out of 7 found this review helpful

The best value for the features this car offers.

By on Wednesday, March 11, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 35,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Good handling, comfortable quiet ride."

Cons: "leather seats are starting to show signs of wear"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I am a senior widow and I need a car I can count on. My Lexus has taken good care of me. I maintain my car with dealer service and have never had an issue. I have all the features and options I need and use them often. One less thing to worry about."

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

Well engineered and built.

By on Friday, February 27, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 14,500

10 10.0
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Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Very good acceleration (wow)."

Cons: "None"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Gave a 9/10 on reliability, because if car is not driven every other day in very cold weather the battery dies. I was told this is because of all the onboard electronics drains battery. Paint and finish quality better than Mercedes in the same price range imo."

3 people out of 4 found this review helpful

GREATEST SEDAN EVER BUILT .

By on Tuesday, February 24, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 14,490

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "ELEGANTLY QUIET & PEACEFUL. HEAR YOURSELF THINK ."

Cons: "NONE"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"LAST YEAR (2012) OF THE 6 YEAR BUILD , BULLETT PROOF ! IMNITABLE . MAKES "S CLASS" TRASH FOR YOUR CASH . MAKES 2013 -14 -15 : $ 8K MORE WITH LESS POISE AND NOISE . IF YOU CAN FIND ONE ; GRAB IT FOR 250,000 MILES !"

7 people out of 9 found this review helpful

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