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2015 Lexus LS Overview


TrueDelta Reviews the Reliability And Durability of the 2015 Lexus LS

2015 Lexus LS Reliability And Durability: Pros
YearComment
2014 The Lexus LS 460 could be the only large luxury sedan people don't fear to own well out of warranty. My father has owned two, a 1991 for most of the 1990s and a 2009 in recent years. His experience has been typical, with no problems worth mentioning. Back in the 1980s, my father badly wanted a Jaguar XJ, and came close to buying one. But the horror stories scared him. TrueDelta has some data on Jaguars, mostly a few years of the smaller XF. These data suggest that, while the company's cars have gotten better (even since the first year of the XF, the 2009), they have a way to go before they're worry-free. The reliability of these car causes them to depreciate much more slowly than the average large luxury sedan, reducing the total cost of ownership. (See the discussion of pricing below.) full 2014 Lexus LS review
 

TrueDelta Reviews the Gas Mileage of the 2015 Lexus LS

2015 Lexus LS Gas Mileage: Cons
YearComment
2014 Nearly everyone except Toyota has been transitioning to boosted engines for fuel efficiency at least as much as for performance. While boosted engines swill gas at least as well as their unboosted equivalents when hustled, in typical driving they are more efficient. With EPA ratings of 16 mpg city, 23 mpg highway, the LS 460 nearly matches the Jaguar XJ AWD (16/24), but falls well short of the Audi A8 3.0T (18/28) and BMW 740Li xDrive (19/28). In the real world, the Lexus's fuel economy lags the others, including the Jaguar, to an even greater degree. In our suburban driving the LS 460's trip computer often reported averages between 15 and 16, vs. low 20s in the Jaguar. A light foot could nudge the LS's average to 18, but the XJ's to 25. On the highway the LS 460's trip computer reported averages of 24.7 and 23.3. The XJ's reported just over 30. full 2014 Lexus LS review
 
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