Now in its fifth generation, the 2018 Lexus LS 500 aims to give customers more for their money.
Despite offering more powerful, comfort, and safety than ever before, the new Lexus LS 500 has a base price that is $3,820 less than its current long-wheelbase predecessor. Starting from $75,995 including destination, the LS 500 can also be had with all-wheel drive for $3,220 additional (on all models). The Lexus LS 500h hybrid variant starts from $78,515 while the LS 500 F Sport has a price tag of $81,995.
In addition to announcing the sedan’s pricing, Lexus confirmed it will air a new commercial during the 2018 Super Bowl starring the 2018 Lexus LS.
“The 2018 LS is one of the most important launches in our brand’s history, so it makes sense for us to use a stage like the Super Bowl to showcase it to our customers. The LS not only offers unsurpassed performance, style and luxury, its competitive pricing makes it a great value as well,” said Lexus Group Vice President and Division General Manager, Jeff Bracken.
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Powering the 2018 Lexus LS 500 is an all-new 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 with 416 horsepower and 442 pound-feet of torque, which is a noticeable increase over the outgoing 386 hp and 367 lb-ft of torque values. The LS 500h features a 3.5-liter V6 gasoline engine complemented by two electric motors to deliver 354 hp.
Several packages for the 2018 Lexus LS 500 were also announced. The Interior Upgrade Package adds quilted-stitch, perforated semi-aniline leather-trimmed interior, 28-way power driver’s seat with multifunction massage, power front seatbelt buckles, heated rear seats, and more for $3,730. The Interior Upgrade Package is not available on the F Sport model.
There’s also the Luxury Package, which is priced differently depending on the model. On the standard LS 500 RWD, it’s $12,290 while AWD owners pay $20 less. The LS 500h’s Luxury Package costs $12,270 on the RWD model and $12,250 on the AWD model. It adds 28-way power passenger seat with multifunction massage, passenger-seat power cushion extender, 18-way heated and ventilated power-reclining rear seats with memory, remote adjustment for passenger seat, and four-zone climate concierge.
Available only on the standard LS 500 is the Executive Package, which adds butterfly power-retractable front headrests, 22-way power rear seats with butterfly headrests, as well as memory and multifunction massage with heat for $17,100 on the RWD model and $17,080 on the AWD model.
It appears if hybrid owners want the Executive Package, they have to opt for the Executive Package with Kiriko Glass. Along with what’s found on the standard Executive Package, the Kiriko Glass version adds Kiriko glass interior door trim, and hand-pleated interior door trim. It is $23,100 on the LS 500 RWD and $23,080 on the LS 500 AWD, while on the LS 500h it costs $23,080 on the RWD model and $23,060 on the AWD version.
Lastly, there’s an F Sport Performance Package for the LS 500 F Sport, priced at $9,700 and only available for the RWD model. It adds dynamic rear steering, variable gear-ratio steering, and active stabilizers.