The 2023 Lexus LS is about to arrive, featuring a new infotainment display, and other tweaks. For those who may not know, the Lexus LS is the company’s flagship sedan, that looks really attractive. For the 2023-year model, the manufacturer will also make some improvements and we’re expecting to see tweaked suspension that should result in a more comfortable and quality ride.
As before, the Lexus LS entry-level 300 features the same 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder that is capable of making 241 horsepower with the rear wheels. If your budget allows you, there is also a IS 350, which comes with a hearty 3.5-liter V6 producing 311 horsepower. The most powerful and expensive is a IS 500 F Sport model, which uses a mighty 5.0-liter V8, producing 472 horsepower.
Is Lexus LS a Luxury Car?
Yes, it is. As far as we know, the new model will gain some small cosmetic tweaks for 2023. Unlike before, the new sedan is featuring a sharper look, which is inspired by the Lexus RC coupe. The recognized Lexus spindle grille remains almost the same, but expect the look of the Lexus IS can change a bit depending on the trim.
For example, if you’re going for the IS 350 F Sport, you can count on a more sporty appearance thanks to its unique 19-inch wheels and more attractive front end. The IS 500 has the most muscular look, featuring quad-tip exhaust, a 2-inch bulge in the hood, a black rear lip spoiler, and amazing 10-spoke Enkei wheels.
Nicely Furnished Interior
The cabin of the new 2023 Lexus LS is nicely furnished and compared to the previous model, many changes and updates were made. The seating space up front is ample for taller adults, while the rear legroom is on the snug side. As for the trunk, the capacity is about 11 cubic feet. Thankfully, you can split-folding back seat to expand capacity. Most notably, the Lexus LS comes with a new infotainment system that replaced the old one with a new display.
The same-sized 14-inch display is also in the latest UX, NX, and LX models. All LS models are also available as standard with the newest Lexus Safety System+ 2.5. The list of active safety aids is long and we will separate automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert.
2023 Lexus LS Engine Specs
Under the hood, the 2023 Lexus LS entry-level 300 comes with a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder that produces 241 horsepower with the rear wheels, or all four optionally. As optional, you can also get a more powerful IS 350 model that comes with a 3.5-liter V6 developing 311 horsepower.
Mightier is a IS 500 F Sport model, which is deploying a 5.0-liter V8 powertrain. This engine produces an output of 472 horsepower, and it delivers the power you expect from a small luxury sedan.
2023 Lexus LS Price, Release Date
Reportedly, the new 2023 Lexus IS 300 with RWD configuration will start at around $40,000. However, adding AWD bumps the price upward by about $2,000, Moreover, the IS 350 RWD is expected to cost approximately $44,000, while AWD is around $46,000. Though, the IS 500 F Sport is the most loaded and expensive model, which begins at over $57,000.
It is worth noting that this variant can easily pass $60K with all options. As for sales, we’re expecting the new Lexus LS to hit stores at the end of summer, competing with the new Genesis G70, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, and BMW 3 Series.