The 2024 Lexus LS is coming with minor changes after the facelift for the 2022 YM. The company is not bringing back the LS600 badge. So, there are only three options available for the upcoming model.
The LS 500 is the base offer, now with a 3.4-liter engine. You can upgrade it with the F Sport package, but it doesn’t enhance the performance, only the appearance. And, there is a hybrid version, the LS 500h. It combines a 3.5-liter V6 unit with potent electric batteries. The power goes down, but the gas mileage is better. Also, the price is significantly higher.
The company replaced an old 5.0-liter V8 engine. There are no too many Lexus and Toyota vehicles using big eight-cylinder engines anymore. Also, the LS took a new path and adopted hybrid technology. Still, the performance is not harmed and the fuel economy is enhanced.
Minor styling tweaks are expected on the 2024 Lexus LS. But, nothing will be serious enough to make the car unrecognizable. We will see a full redesign in a couple of years and probably the new generation. It will happen when the carmaker decides to install a fully electric drivetrain. For now, there are only two engine choices for the 2024 season.
Under the Hood
We already got used to the new 3.4-liter turbocharged V6 engine. It replaces V8 units for other Lexus and Toyota vehicles. The latest example is the Tundra truck and the LX 600 SUV. Well, the LS sedan uses the turbo system for a while. The 2024 Lexus LS 500 produces 416 hp and 442 lb-ft of torque.
The mileage is not bad on highways (29 mpg), but it is also not for bragging in an urban drive (19 mpg). A rear-wheel drive is standard. The all-wheel drive consumes more gas. A 10-speed automatic transmission distributes power to axles. The petrol configuration can sprint 0-60 mph in less than 5 seconds with the RWD.
A hybrid version is slower. It takes 5.5 sec to reach 60 mph. the result is the same if you take the standard engine with an AWD. For the 2024 Lexus LS 500h, this one is the only option. A 3.5-liter engine is mated to a pair of electric motors and delivers 354 hp. The fuel economy gets a significant boost and the LS 500h returns 25 mpg combined. The same 10-pace gearbox is a power router.
2024 Lexus LS Versions: 500, F Sport, 500h Hybrid
The LS belongs to the luxurious sedan segment. Its rivals are the Mercedes S Class, Genesis G90 and Audi A8. To be competitive, there are many advanced and premium options available for the car. You are getting the 2024 Lexus LS 500 as the base offer, but it is far away from the entry-level models we got used to see in the non-premium world.
The package comes with adaptive LED headlights, 19-inch alloy wheels, adaptive suspension for a smoother ride, a hands-free trunk door, soft-close doors, a sunroof, leather seats and steering wheel, heated and cooled front buckets with power-adjusting. The infotainment system was revisited recently. A 12.3-inch touchscreen, navigation, wireless smartphone connection, and a 12- speaker sound system are just some of the highlights.
When it comes to safety, Lexus is a leader. You will get the parking sensors, automatic emergency brake system, lane departure warning and lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control and pedestrian detection with the Safety System 2.5+ package. Optional Safety System + A bundle adds front cross-traffic alert and enhanced versions of automatic braking and adaptive cruise control.
2024 Lexus LS 500 F Sport
The F Sport is the well-known upgrade package for most Lexus vehicles. For the large sedan, it is available only for the petrol drivetrain, not the hybrid. Although its name might suggest, the 2024 Lexus LS 500 F Sport is not boosting its performance. However, the styling of the sedan is way cooler thanks to 20-inch wheels and blacked-out details. Inside, there are unique instrument panels, perforated leather upholstery, sports seats and heated head rests. The ride is smoother thanks to high-performance brakes and sport-tuned adaptive suspension.
Optional Packages and Prices
The base version of the LS sedan is just under $80,000. But, the MSRP goes into a six-digit realm with optional upgrades. You can add a unique interior package for $3,500 with massage on the driver’s bucket, heated rear row, and wood trim.
The Luxury package costs $12,500 and adds a 7-inch screen in the back row, 4-zone climate control, and massaging front passenger seat. Executive package is the most expensive upgrade and the price depends on the options. Haku door and 24-inch HUD are the highlights of additional options.
The F Sport model doesn’t offer too many upgrades. It costs $82,000 with the RWD and 4WD adding $3,000. The hybrid version is already loaded with many of those optional upgrades, so it is not a surprise why the price is $115,000.