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2009 Lexus LS 460 AWD

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After sampling the sophisticated, yet simple beauty of the XF, I was somewhat apprehensive about this new Lexus LS 460 AWD. You being objective with car driven is hard enough on its own to back comparisons with that crawled under skin is something else.

I the Lexus 460 AWD earlier this on the Examiner: http://www.examiner.com/x-2102-Denver-Autos-Examiner

y2009m5d5-Cruising-to-Deli-Tech-in-a-Lexus-LS-460. In ways, it fit in with the demographic frequents this deli. not a bad thing.

The big Lexus LS 460 is the largest, luxurious vehicle in the Lexus There are three Lexus 460 to choose from. The normal, drive vehicle which I a few years back (more on in a minute), the “L” model adds several inches to the seating area for limo-like and the all-wheel-drive (AWD) variant uses the regular sized LS 460 and a full time AWD with limited-slip center differential to power transfer capability and rear.

This package, along the navigation package, brought the to around $75,000. In this the Lexus presents itself as a against the Mercedes Benz S and BMW 7 series its main rivals. As a machine, the Germans win, but as a machine the Lexus is a compelling


When selecting “comfort” you delight in one of the smoothest rides on the This, despite the heavy AWD was a remarkable feat. When you “sport” the ride stiffens and the sharpens. This is not a track to be sure and I recommend the Germans for any pretensions; however, this holds up well to impulsive

The AWD system was barely noticeable I pushed so hard that the lbs Lexus began to under-steer at moment. The front end simply itself into the direction I was at and the traction control limited my to insure a safe corner.

The LS 460 AWD will do whatever you ask of it with complaint. The noise is extremely muted, yet you can hear a smidgen of the 4.6 liter V8’s sound. is luxury-liner exemplary, the sound is top notch and day to day handling is as easy as a Toyota Camry. Parking some time getting to as this is a massive car. once learning the proportions, the was as easy to park as any other mid vehicle.

The backup camera truly in this endeavor.

One neat toy I with was the height adjustable variable air suspension with modulated damping. Simply it raises the massive sedan to four inches at the push of a The juvenile in me began to scratch his beard when considering the

AWD combined with a high height? This IS a rather 357 horsepower 4.6 liter V8 that out 344 lbs feet of torque, why not use it?

Imagine: a rally car!

I quickly to my senses and remembered that is an executive cruiser not a pavement Thus, I opted to drive it as and headed south on I25 to Colorado The 8-speed (yes eight) automatic electronically controlled was seamless in operation.

High cruising was effortless and with so room in the back for passengers, it me wonder why anyone would the “L” model.

It was during my loop that I began to things that I questioned. I this vehicle before and the extremely comfortable seats but else. The interior design is as as the exterior.

The dark oak and black leather looked less luxurious the Hyundai Genesis I recently and was staid at best.

There was invigorating in this techno-marvel. even the seatbelt anchors electronically and the quality in all materials is Still, I felt as if I was driving an vehicle, in every way.

is where Lexus is genius.

are many consumers who do not want the of an ostentatious automobile; yet, desire a technologically superior that rivals any automaker and embarrass them at the country The Lexus LS 460 AWD is that car with the piece of mind that weather and deep snow not defeat its mission to coddle the from point A to point B round.

Indeed, with this it is not about how it makes you look; it is how is makes you feel.

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