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LS 430 Model Details

2003
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Since the 2002 LS 430 was named the Finest Luxury Sedan in America,[1] the 2003 model has not been significantly changed.

The interior is luxuriously appointed, with supple leather trim and rich wood accents. While the ride is smooth, the LS 430's powerful 4.3-liter V8 engine gives you more power whenever you need it.

The 2003 LS is the state of the art in luxury and convenience, with options like Dynamic Laser Cruise Control,[2] Intuitive Parking Assist, a voice-activated DVD navigation system[3] and standard features like rain-sensing windshield wipers.

For 2003, 17-inch alloy wheels are now standard.

New For 2003

Standard Features:

  • - 17 x 7.5-in alloy wheels with 225/55HR17 tires[4]

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Safety Equipment
- Driver's and front passenger's airbag Supplemental Restraint System (SRS)[5]
- Front seat-mounted side airbags (SRS)[5]
- Front and rear side curtain airbags (SRS)[5]
- Vehicle Skid Control (VSC)[6]
- Strong cabin with impact-absorbing structure
- Child Restraint Seat (CRS) tether anchor brackets for all rear seating positions
- High-Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps
- Daytime running lights
- Power-adjustable heated outside mirrors with auto tilt-down in reverse
- Traction Control (TRAC)
- Four-sensor, four-channel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist [7]
- Rain-sensing variable intermittent windshield wipers with mist cycle
Luxury and Convenience
- Multi-information display with drive computer
- Dynamic Laser Cruise Control [2] (available)
- Power windows with auto open/close feature
- Dual-zone automatic climate control with interior air filter and smog sensor
- Leather-trimmed seats and interior
- HomeLink® universal transceiver to operate compatible garage, gate, home lighting and home security systems
- Floor mats
- Power trunk closer
- Headrests for all seats, including rear-center
- Water-repellent front door glass
- In-dash, single-feed, six-disc CD auto-changer
- Wood- and leather-trimmed steering wheel
Available Options:
Ultra Luxury Selection
  - Mark Levinson®[8] 11-speaker 240-watt[9] Premium Sound System
  - Lexus DVD Navigation System[3]
  - Wood- and leather-trimmed steering wheel with voice-command button
  - Front climate-control seats with heat and cool knob
  - Lexus Link
  - Power tilt-and-slide moonroof with one-touch open/close and sliding sunshade
  - Dynamic Laser Cruise Control[2]
  - Adaptive Variable Air Suspension
  - Heated rear seats with power recline and massager
  - Intuitive Parking Assist system
  - Perforated aniline leather-trimmed seating surfaces (comfort leather trim for Ecru)
  - Rear air conditioner with air filter
  - Rear-seat audio controls
  - Laminated side glass
  - Power rear and manual rear-door window sunshades
  - Door closers
Custom Luxury Selection
  - Mark Levinson®[8] 11-speaker 240-watt[9] Premium Sound System
  - Lexus DVD Navigation System[3]
  - Wood- and leather-trimmed steering wheel with voice-command button
  - Front climate-control seats with heat and cool knob
  - Power tilt-and-slide moonroof with one-touch open/close and sliding sunshade
  - Dynamic Laser Cruise Control[2]
  - Heated rear seats with power recline and massager
  - Intuitive Parking Assist system
  - Laminated side glass
  - Power rear sunshade
  - Door closers
Mark Levinson® Audio System Package
  - Mark Levinson®[8] 11-speaker 240-watt[9] Premium Sound System
  - Power tilt-and-slide moonroof with one-touch open/close and sliding sunshade
  - Heated front and rear seats
Navigation System Package
  - Lexus DVD Navigation System[3]
  - Power tilt-and-slide moonroof with one-touch open/close and sliding sunshade
  - Wood- and leather-trimmed steering wheel with voice-command button
  - Audio with EMV screen
  - Heated front and rear seats
Navigation System/Mark Levinson® Audio System Package
  - Lexus DVD Navigation System[3]
  - Mark Levinson®[8] 11-speaker 240-watt[9] Premium Sound System
  - Power tilt-and-slide moonroof with one-touch open/close and sliding sunshade
  - Wood- and leather-trimmed steering wheel with voice-command button
  - Heated front and rear seats
Individual Options
  - Lexus DVD Navigation System[3]
  - Lexus Link
  - Power tilt-and-slide moonroof with one-touch open/close and sliding sunshade
  - Lexus Mobile Phone
  - All-season tires (no-cost option -- available only with standard 16-inch wheels)
  - Lexus Chrome Wheels (available with 16-inch or 17-inch wheels)
  - Wheel locks
  - Gold trim kit
  - Car cover
  - Cargo net
  - Trunk mat
  - Heated front and rear seats
  - Front-end mask
  - Euro-tuned Sport Suspension
Dimensions:
- Overall length 196.7 in
- Width 72.0 in
- Height 58.7 in (unloaded) (57.9 in [unloaded] with available Adaptive Variable Air Suspension)
- Wheelbase 115.2 in
- Curb weight 3,945 lb
- Trunk space 20.2 cubic feet
- Fuel-tank capacity 22.2 gallons
Engine:
- 4.3-liter V8 with Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i), aluminum block and heads
- Certified Ultra-Low Emission Vehicle (U-LEV)
- Horsepower at rpm 290 hp @ 5,600
- Torque at rpm 320 lb-ft @ 3,400
Transmission:
- Five-speed, automatic Electronically Controlled Transmission with intelligence (ECT-i). Overdrive fifth gear, auto-select shift program, engine/transmission networking, flex-lockup torque converter
Performance:
- 0-60 mph acceleration 6.3 seconds[10]
- 1/4-mile acceleration 14.7 seconds[10]
- Top track speed 131 mph (electronically limited)[10]
- Estimated fuel consumption 19/25 mpg city/highway[11]
- Aerodynamic drag coefficient 0.26 with standard suspension or available Euro-tuned Sport Suspension (0.25 with available Adaptive Variable Air Suspension)
- Turning circle 37.4 ft
- 17 x 7.5-in alloy wheels with 225/55HR17 tires[4]
[1] Based upon independent testing by AMCI, as of June 2001. [2] Dynamic Laser Cruise Control was designed to assist the driver and is not a substitute for safe driving practices. Please see your Owner's Manual for further details. [3] The Lexus DVD Navigation System is designed to assist in locating an address or point of interest. Discrepancies may be encountered between the system and your actual location. Changes in street names, road closures, traffic flow or other road system changes may affect the accuracy of the mapping software. Rely upon your common sense to decide whether or not to follow a specified route. Detailed coverage not available in every city. Optional periodic geographic updates available at an additional cost. See your Navigation Owner's Manual and your Lexus dealer for further details. [4] Tires fitted with 17 x 7.5-in wheels are expected to experience greater wear than conventional tires. Tire life may be substantially less than 20,000 miles, depending on driving conditions. [5] The Lexus driver's, front passenger's, front seat-mounted side airbags and side curtain airbags are a Supplemental Restraint System (SRS). The driver's and front passenger's airbags are designed to deploy in severe (usually frontal) collisions where the magnitude and duration of the forward deceleration of the vehicle exceed the design threshold. The side airbags and side curtain airbags are designed to deploy in certain types of severe side-impact collisions. In all other accidents, the airbags will not deploy. To decrease the risk of injury from a deploying airbag, always wear seatbelts, sit upright in the middle of the seat, and do not lean against the door. Do not put objects in front of an airbag or around the seatback. Do not use rearward-facing child seats in any front passenger seat. The force of a deploying airbag SRS may cause serious injury or death. Please see your Owner's Manual for further instructions. [6] Lexus Vehicle Skid Control (VSC) is an electronic system designed to help the driver maintain vehicle control under adverse conditions. It is not a substitute for safe driving practices. Factors including speed, road conditions and driver steering input can all affect whether VSC will be effective in preventing a loss of control. Please see your Owner's Manual for further details. [7] Brake Assist is designed to help the driver take full advantage of the benefits of ABS. It is not a substitute for safe driving practices. Braking effectiveness also depends on proper brake-system maintenance and tire and road conditions. [8] Mark Levinson is a registered trademark of Harman International Industries. [9] Continuous average power, all channels driven, at 0.01% THD; 20-20,000 Hz. [10] These performance capacity figures are for comparison only, and were obtained with prototype vehicles by professional drivers using special safety equipment and procedures. These should not be attempted on public streets or highways. [11] 2003 EPA-estimated mpg. Actual mileage may vary.
 Specific options may be available only in combination with other options. Specifications, equipment, technical data, production processes, photos and illustrations based on information at time of posting, and subject to change without notice. For more information, call 800-USA-LEXUS (800-872-5398). Lexus reminds you to wear seatbelts, secure children in rear seat, obey all traffic laws and drive responsibly.
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