LS sedan is an ultra-luxurious car and a flagship model by Lexus for 30 years. Its latest generation debuted last year, so there is no need for large upgrades on the upcoming vehicle. However, the company will update the 2020 Lexus LS and release it early next season. It is easy to say why this model is so popular. For three decades it delivers everything. Powerful and reliable engine and premium interior will satisfy the most demanding buyers. On the other hand, we can’t say anything bad about the exterior design. It is eye-catching, elegant, aesthetic, distinctive – all a luxury car needs.
The new 2020 Lexus LS might a new engine. Currently, there is a pair of V6 units (one is hybrid). Now, we could see the V8 under the hood. However, this is just a rumor, since we don’t believe that Toyota will allow its child company to install a 5.7-liter drivetrain. On the other hand, to keep the pace with the competition, the LS sedan will definitely have to make something special for the next season. We can hear that could be the new Enform infotainment system.
2020 Lexus LS Pros and Cons
The new 2020 Lexus LS will have a major advantage over its predecessor with Toyota allowing Android Auto to join its features list. More vehicle in the lineup of Japanese carmaker will use both it and Apple CarPlay. Still, powerful engines are the main reason why you should choose the 2020 Lexus LS. Even without V8, the LS can produce 415 hp thanks to the twin-turbo V6 system. However, the major concern of previous owners is the sound of the powertrain. With so much power, it needs to bang. Still, a quiet cabin is still an advantage in that case, especially during long trips.
The styling of the 2020 Lexus LS is exclusive, outside and inside. After the redesign, the sedan is even more attractive. The spindle grille is a topic of discussion. You either love it or hate it. We don’t believe the company is about to change it. Safety and comfort are on the highest level, so you can rely on this car for long cross-country rides. Optional features will take you to the next level, but there are two problems with that. The first is, of course, the cost, which easily skyrockets. The other one is too many controls that can distract you from driving.
2020 Lexus LS Specs, Hybrid
Under the hood of the 2020 Lexus LS is one of the most reliable Toyota’s engines. A 3.5-liter unit is delivering power to Highlander, Tacoma truck, Lexus RX… But, none of them pairs this unit with twin turbochargers. That is why the V6 bursts 415 hp, instead of 295 hp, which is an output of Toyota Highlander. It also adds 440 pound-feet of torque and returns 22 mpg combined.
Hybrid drivetrain cuts some power. A V6 engine in combination with two electric motors, one on each axle, provides 355 hp. Yes, the main purpose of this system is to boost fuel economy. Lexus engineers did it since you are getting 23/31 mpg from the 2020 Lexus LS Hybrid. Its transmission is another interesting feature. The company combines a CVT with a 4-speed automatic gearbox. If you are looking for a conventional pair, it could be a 10-speed automatic transmission. As said, the LS hybrid is available only as an AWD model.
Besides the standard LS 500 and LS 500h, you will be able to take the special package for the luxurious sedan. The 2020 Lexus LS F Sport changes a few things and makes the car more aggressive. As its name suggest, everything is much sportier inside and outside the sedan. First of all, there is a new grille instead of the spindle pattern. Unique wheels, colors, spoilers will draw the attention of younger buyers. It uses the same drivetrain as the base model. Max speed is 135 mph and the vehicle accelerates to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds.
Upgrades the F Sport package brings are inspired with LFA concept. Well, you will get sportier gauges and front seats. Also, the Enform system adds some cool upgrades and animations. But, the main difference between the F Sport and other models is driving. Suspension and shocks are tuned different and the sedan handling is way better. Still, this is not an even close to BMW’s M package, or Mercedes’ AMG tuning.
2020 Lexus LS Prices
The new 2020 Lexus LS will keep the price since there are no big changes. Well, a small push is possible, but that is not noteworthy. The base model is available at $76,000. For AWD you must add $3,000. Hybrid drivetrain Will use all-wheel drive only, and it is going to cost $84,000. The F Sport is cheaper with a RWD setup ($82,000). All-wheel drive upgrade costs the same as for the base LS 500 and it makes the F Sport AWD the most expensive model in the lineup ($85,000).