Flash Drive

2023 Lexus LS 500

Model Tested: 2023 Lexus LS 500 AWD F Sport

The 2023 Lexus LS 500 F Sport has excellent acceleration thanks to a twin turbo V-6.

Engine: 3.4-liter twin-turbo V-6, 416 horsepower and 442 lb.-ft torque

Transmission: 10-speed automatic transmission, all-wheel drive

EPA Rating: 17-mpg city, 27-mpg highway, 21-mpg combined

Base Price: $83,235

As Tested: $88,545


Impressive twin-turbo V-6

Strong acceleration

Small, easy to use shifter

The Lexus LS 500 F Sport has an athletic coupe-like appearance from the rear 3/4-view.

Auto park feature

Paddle shifters

Big impressive brakes

So-so fuel economy–our best was 20.1-mpg highway


Super stretch-out front legroom

Large dead pedal

Thick, textured, contoured leather steering wheel

Two temperature heated steering wheel

The front seats are an outstanding combination of comfort and security.

Power tilt/telescopic steering column

Good auxiliary steering wheel controls

Excellent, high quality front seats

Semi-deep side bolsters

Soft headrests

Power lumbar support both front seats

Power thigh support both front seats

Heated and ventilated seats (3 temps)

Very good rear seat room

Big wide center armrest/storage bin

Tall floor hump

Rear headroom just clears tall

The rear bucket seat configuration is ideal because the middle position on 3-passenger rear seats isn’t very comfortable.


Power rear sunshade


Very good head up display

Large, wide infotainment screen

Medium size console bin with nicely padded armrest

Medium to small front door bins

Console bin opens from both sides

The hands-free foot motion trunk opening feature is great for luggage or groceries.

Great panoramic glass roof

Small glovebox filled by manuals

Small rear door bins

Two hard shell seatback pouches

Hands-free power trunk opener

Good size trunk with flat floor

Six-inch lift-over height for trunk

WOW Factors:

Crisp aggressive styling

Looks fast even when parked

High luxury content interior

The panorama glass roof option greatly brightens the interior.

Dual hinged console bin

Old fashioned knob for stereo tuning/volume


No shoe room under seats

Bottom Line:

The 2023 Lexus LS 500 AWD F Sport sedan is a very stylish combination of luxury and performance. Front row comfort and support are outstanding for long trips or staying firmly planted on twisty country roads. Even though marketed as a five-passenger car it’s best for four adults. The Lexus LS 500 has an excellent suite of safety features.