What is it like to drive the 2018 Lexus LS?
What is it like to drive the 2018 Lexus LS? We’ve reported about the new 2018 Lexus LS sharing, “The new LS features the new platform as well as an all-new 3.5-liter, twin turbocharged V6 that delivers 416 horsepower and 442 lb-ft of torque. Both numbers represent significant gains over the outgoing LS model’s naturally aspirated 4.6-liter V8 (386 hp and 367 lb-ft).”
Wondering what this exciting model is like to drive? Car experts love trying out the newest models and reporting about how they drive. The New York Daily News writes about the 2018 Lexus LS, “I did discover that this Lexus can hustle. While it is true that the mushy “shifts” provided by the steering wheel paddles are wholly unsatisfying, if you leave the Frankenstein transmission to its own devices the Sport+ driving mode transforms the LS into a decent sport sedan. Acceleration to 60 mph takes 5.2 seconds according to Lexus, and it’s a shame the car doesn’t sound and feel better when you mat the go pedal, because it is satisfyingly quick. Handling is secure, too, and the steering benefits from added weighting. The brakes suffered no fade while under duress, but the mid-50s temperatures were unseasonably cool.”
Car Advice shares, “A quieter and more supple driving experience you’ll battle to find, which is just as well. The F Sport has a bit of handling nous, thanks to the variable ratio steering and a rear-wheel steering system that improves urban turning (the radius is reduced 200mm), and high-speed stability/directional changes. There are also active stabilizer bars.”