Generations of the LS have inspired an entire industry through visionary innovation, craftsmanship and design. And the 2014 LS Line is no exception with its exhilarating performance, brilliant technology and bold styling inside and out.
When passion runs this deep, the only choice is to follow where it leads. Inspired by the world-renowned Lexus LFA supercar, the LS F SPORT is engineered to drive your hunger for exhilarating performance even further with F SPORT-exclusive features.
On rear-wheel drive models, the limited-slip rear differential automatically and instantly distributes power to the right and left rear wheels to help improve traction and stability during cornering, without interrupting power output.
In manual mode, downshift rev-matching allows for more precise shifting and quicker acceleration when you're coming out of a corner. (RWD only)
The 19-inch forged alloy wheels [*] are paired with high-performance Brembo front brakes [*], featuring massive six-piston aluminum calipers with 14.8-inch ventilated rotors with spiral internal fins for enhanced cooling.
The F SPORT sits 10 mm lower than the other LS models, giving it a lower center of gravity—which helps enhance handling—and gives it a more aggressive stance.
To help provide even more traction and command, all-wheel drive is available on every LS, even when you opt for the 19-inch wheels [*]. The system distributes power to the wheels with the best grip, helping to improve traction and control while delivering greater command during acceleration and cornering.
The aggressive styling of the 2014 LS makes a bold statement, and what's under the hood truly backs it up. The direct-injected 4.6-liter, 386-hp (360 hp w/AWD) [*] V8 engine pairs with an eight-speed automatic transmission on an agile platform to deliver an invigorating blend of acceleration, seamless shifting, control and fuel efficiency.
Whether you're looking for added exhilaration or taking a relaxing drive through the neighborhood, Drive Mode Select enables you to make your LS more responsive or efficient with the simple turn of the switch.
In ECO mode, the throttle response and engine power output are moderated for increased fuel efficiency. Other vehicle systems are also optimized for reduced power consumption. Available Comfort mode adjusts the suspension for a smoother ride.
Sport mode alters the powertrain for more dynamic throttle mapping. It also adjusts the power steering for more responsiveness. For models with Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS), Sport S+ mode adds steering and suspension system enhancements to help provide the highest level of responsiveness.
EV mode [*] enables you to drive for short distances at low speeds on battery power alone. Because the gasoline engine is not engaged, no fuel is consumed, noise is minimized and emissions are eliminated. (Hybrid only)
Normal mode provides the optimal balance of fuel efficiency and engine performance.
In order to help reduce the chance of slippage, Snow mode reduces throttle sensitivity, giving you more control of the accelerator and reducing the likelihood of tire slip.
Select a mode to learn more.
To aid with handling and to make the ride more comfortable, the platform of the LS features aerodynamic body fins, which help reduce drag and increase stability. The result? More control and confidence on the road.
The underbody is reinforced with large engine support members, seat mountings and a tunnel brace.
The body adhesive included in welding spots in the front header and lower back of the structure helps to enhance rigidity.
A reinforcement panel with thicker washers in the fastenings is used on the outer rear bumper to help maintain shape.
Laser-screw welding—a type of high-precision welding—helps to strengthen the door openings.
Aero-stabilizing fins cause air to flow smoothly around the LS, optimizing downforce to help enhance driving feel and stability.
With 438 total system horsepower [*] and a 0-to-60 time of 5.6 seconds [*], it's no wonder the LS 600h L is a leader among luxury hybrids. After all, from launch it was the world's first prestige luxury and AWD V8 hybrid, and it hasn't slowed since. Plus the LS 600h L pairs a powerful 5.0-liter V8 gasoline engine with cutting-edge hybrid technology to deliver smooth, seamless power you would expect from a Lexus.
At the push of the start button, the available Climate Concierge automatically monitors the temperature of four separate climate zones and adjusts not just the fans, but also the temperature of the seats and steering wheel individually so that each zone achieves its preset level of comfort as quickly as possible.
The signature spindle grille is the most obvious exterior design feature on the LS F SPORT, but also notice the exclusive LED foglamps, front bumper, rear diffuser, lightweight forged aluminum wheels and other parts.
Exhilaration isn't solely delivered by what's under the hood. And on the LS F SPORT, every detail has to contribute. The bolstered front seats have been exclusively enhanced, but that's just one of the many ways the F SPORT goes above and beyond to deliver an intense driving experience.
The LS F SPORT features a unique steering wheel with paddle shifters, a perforated genuine leather grip and an available heater. Plus, genuine aluminum trim enhances the LS F SPORT's aggressive nature.
Unlike anything else in the world, the stunning design of the available Shimamoku Espresso wood-trimmed steering wheel and matching interior trim combine the organic feel of natural wood with a layered look that evokes modern art.
Each of the textures of the interior was thoughtfully put into place in order to bring out an authentic expression of the material. For example, the shape of the leather trim evokes the tension of leather being stretched. Likewise, the aluminum trim design is inspired by metal being carved and polished.
One of the new visual signatures of the Lexus brand, the spindle-shaped grille is designed to create a powerful expression of precision and dynamic movement.
Every seat in the LS has been optimized for more comfort during long-distance journeys and for firm support during sporty driving.
The LED foglamps feature a vertical design to create a unique illumination pattern and to align with the design of the spindle grille and the L-shaped daytime running lights.
Mounted in two types of genuine aluminum to create an elegant, contrasting look, the analog clock has self-illuminating hands and uses GPS for accuracy, based on your selected time zone.
The available sustainable bamboo in the interior trim has been handpicked for the perfect age and color, resulting in a stimulating contrast in the interior design.
Only highly experienced artisans are qualified to perform the final shaping and polishing by hand.
Because it grows more than 10 times faster than conventional wood, bamboo was the sustainable choice for the trim.
To help you make the most of the long wheelbase on the LS 460 L and LS 600h L, this available package replaces the rear bench with two individual seats. The right-rear seat has power-reclining capability, a built-in ottoman-style leg rest [*] and an indulgent shiatsu massager.
A retractable wood-trimmed console table swivels into place at your convenience.
The Rear-Seat Entertainment System (RSES) includes a Blu-ray/DVD player and a center-mounted 9.0-inch high-resolution screen with auxiliary A/V inputs and wireless headphones [*].
Command is at your fingertips, including power-adjustable seats with memory, as well as climate and audio controls.
The LS is the first Lexus to feature noise-reduction wheels, which force resonant noise into an opening where the sympathetic vibrations cancel each other out and significantly reduce road noise.
Available Lexus Enform® [*] and Safety Connect® [*] offer more than the convenience of live, 24-hour navigation assistance and the peace of mind of knowing emergency services can be requested at the press of a button. With the App Suite [*], making dinner reservations and ordering movie tickets has never been easier.
Engineers and technicians spent over 2,000 hours tuning the available 19-speaker, 450-watt Mark Levinson® Premium Surround Sound Audio System [*] so that the sound quality in the LS would rival the finest concert halls. And to audiophiles around the world, it will come as no surprise that the name on the system is Mark Levinson, whose dedication to quality extends even to the smallest screw in an amplifier.
XM Data Services [*] include SiriusXM Satellite Radio, offering more than 130 channels of music, sports, news, exclusive entertainment and talk. But that's just one of the many conveniences available in the system.
SiriusXM® [*] Data Services include SiriusXM Satellite Radio [*], offering a 90-day trial of more than 130 channels of music, sports, news, exclusive entertainment and talk. But that's just one of the many conveniences available in the system.
Available NavTraffic™ [*] provides up-to-date traffic information, including speed, estimated travel time and rerouting suggestions so you can avoid congestion.
With available Fuel Prices, you can search for stations by price, brand, distance or grade. And, once you make a selection, it can display the destination on your Navigation [*] screen.
Available NavWeather™ [*] provides continuously updated local weather reports and three-day forecasts for specific cities and can even automatically alert you of severe weather ahead.
Available Sports and Stocks [*] offers access to the schedules, scores and news of your favorite sports teams, as well as personalized stock quotes and related information.
When you're backing out of a parking spot, the available Rear Cross-Traffic Alert [*] is designed to notify you of approaching vehicles that might be out of camera view. It will sound a buzzer and display warning lights in the side mirrors if a vehicle is detected.
To help you maintain a preset following distance from the vehicle ahead, available Dynamic Radar Cruise Control [*] uses radar technology to sense the speed of any vehicles in front of you. If the LS gets too close to the vehicle ahead, the throttle is automatically reduced and, if necessary, the brakes are applied. As soon as the road ahead clears, the LS returns to its preset speed.
This system is designed to detect surrounding objects and notify you of their location and proximity using audible tones and an indicator on the multimedia display. And for added convenience, the backup camera [*] screen and Parking Assist Monitor can be viewed simultaneously on the multimedia display.
SiriusXM Satellite Radio [*] offers more than 170 channels of commercial-free music, world-class news, exclusive entertainment and talk and more than 5,000 sporting events per year. Best of all, you'll enjoy the same digital channels wherever you drive, coast to coast.
For even greater connectivity with your LS, use available Siri Eyes Free [*]. When your compatible phone is connected through Bluetooth [*], you can perform a variety of tasks without ever taking your hands off the wheel or eyes off the road. Check text messages, access your e-mail and more.
With HD Radio [*], you'll experience CD-quality sound on FM stations and improved, crystal-clear reception on AM stations. Like the song that's playing but don't know the artist or name? You can easily tag songs for consideration the next time you connect to iTunes [*].
The available Advanced Pre-Collision System (PCS) [*] is engineered to detect an imminent frontal collision and, while retracting the front seatbelts, automatically helps to provide increased braking pressure the moment you step on the brake pedal. It's also designed to detect three-dimensional objects in the vehicle's path, and it can apply the brakes to help reduce vehicle speed and bring the vehicle to a complete stop at speeds up to 24 mph.
Visionary technologies are constantly scanning the road around you to help bring you peace of mind. The available Blind Spot Monitor [*] is designed to alert you if it detects vehicles in your blind spots.
Available Lane Keep Assist [*] uses a camera to monitor visible lane markings, warning you if you are drifting and then taking corrective measures to help steer you back into the lane.
The Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM) system [*] monitors and coordinates the braking, drive power and steering systems to help optimize the LS's driving, turning and stopping performance, helping keep you connected to the road.
While an ordinary crash-test dummy can provide 119 data points, Lexus uses digital models comprising millions. The result of this innovative approach to safety: a comprehensive airbag system [*] and an available Advanced Pre-Collision System [*] that, in some cases, can automatically apply the brakes to reduce impact speed.
Beyond the powerful light that shines from the headlamps and taillamps of the LS, features such as the Adaptive Front Lighting System [*] which turns the headlights in the direction you're steering—radiate intelligent engineering, as well.
To help provide added visibility for drivers, even those not in an LS, available intelligent high-beam headlamps [*] offer added illumination when the road ahead is clear and temporarily switch to low-beam when they sense another vehicle ahead.
A stunning sight to behold, the LS is the first Lexus to offer energy-efficient LEDs for all exterior lamps. They illuminate faster than conventional bulbs, making it easier for you to be seen when you apply the brakes.