2021 Lexus LS 500

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  • Serene, well-equipped cabin
  • Comfortable suspension
  • Fantastic interior design


  • Touchpad is distracting to use while driving
  • Not as sporty as rivals
  • Could be more engaging

Mileage (EPA estimate)

18 city, 27 highway, 21 combined

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Sophistication and serenity

The 2021 Lexus LS 500 introduces notable refinements to its already sophisticated design. This model year focuses on enhancing ride comfort with a retuned suspension and engine tweaks. Interior adjustments, including additional seat padding and revised controls, elevate the cabin's luxury feel. As part of the fifth LS generation, introduced in 2018, the 2021 version continues Lexus's tradition of combining serenity and luxury.

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What is new for the 2021 Lexus LS 500?

  • The Inspiration Series trim has been discontinued for 2021.
  • LS 500 trims have been upgraded with Rear Seat Heaters and Android Auto as standard equipment this year.
  • DVD Video System features are now available as options on select trims.

2021 Lexus LS 500 trims

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  • 416-hp, 442-lb-ft of torque 3.5L
  • Cruise Control
  • Leatherette Seats
  • Sunroofs
  • Rear Defroster
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Leather Seats
  • Power Seats
  • Memory Seats
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5 reasons to buy the 2021 Lexus LS 500

1. Comfortable ride 

In its base configuration, the 2021 Lexus LS 500 is an incredibly comfortable car with active noise canceling to shut out road and wind noise. If you want an even more serene experience, look for the optional adjustable air suspension system, providing a smooth ride as it adeptly absorbs bumps and dips, while also improving handling. It can also quickly raise the vehicle to make entry and exit easier. 

2. Versatile engine 

The 2021 Lexus LS 500 offers a turbocharged V6 engine providing a satisfying balance of power and refinement. With 416 horsepower, it accelerates from zero to 60 mph in 4.6 seconds, offering a smooth driving experience with its 10-speed automatic transmission. If you want improved handling, look out for all-wheel-drive models. There’s also a performance-focused F Sport trim, which uses the same engine but improves handling with adaptive variable suspension and sport brakes. 

3. Luxury interior 

Extra seat padding and revised controls for 2021 add to the cabin's opulence. The 2021 LS 500 boasts a luxurious interior with a 12.3-inch touchscreen, heated and ventilated front seats with 16-way power adjustment, auto door closers, and a 12-speaker premium audio system. The available Luxury package takes it up a notch with four-zone climate control, a 28-way adjustable passenger seat, and a semi-aniline leather armrest in the back. 

4. Lots of features 

Standard driver-assist features are abundant, including adaptive cruise control and blind spot warning. Options like the Mark Levinson® audio system enhance the multimedia experience, while standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto connectivity provide seamless smartphone integration. The Interior Upgrade package adds heated rear seats and power front seatbelt buckles. 

5. Plenty of space 

The LS 500 provides ample space for passengers. Up front, you’ll get 41 inches of legroom, which is plenty even for tall drivers. Rear-seat passengers, on the other hand, have 38.9 inches of legroom to stretch out into. There’s also space for your luggage and bags, with 17 cu-ft of space in the trunk. 

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Lexus LS 500 features and specs

Base 2WD 4D Sedan

Standard Features

  • A/C Seat(s)
  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leather Seats
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Navigation System
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Parking Sensors
  • Pioneer Sound System
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Sunshade
  • Rear View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Sunroof(s)
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels
  • Adjustable Suspension
  • CD Audio
  • Head Up Display
  • Mark Levinson Sound
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Rear A/C Seat(s)
  • Rear Entertainment System
  • Rear Seat Heaters
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Seat Massagers

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Rear Wheel Drive (2WD)

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Turbo Gas

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Leg room

F 41"/R 38.9"

Head room

F 37.3"/R 37.3"

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