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Compare the 2018 Lexus LS vs. 2017 Lexus ES

2018 Lexus LS vs 2017 Lexus ES

2018 Lexus LS


2017 Lexus ES

3.5-liter V6


3.5-liter V6
415 hp


268 hp
442 lb-ft


248 lb-ft

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Since 1989, the Lexus LS has remained one of the top luxury sedans on the market. Drivers appreciate its full-size cabin and long-term reliability. For the 2018 model year, Lexus decided to completely redesign its flagship sedan. Not only does the all-new Lexus LS look stunning, but it also delivers an extra dose of driving excitement. Upgrades, such as reclining rear seats and a 3D Mark Levinson sound system, make the new LS even more appealing.

The midsize Lexus ES also remains a great option. You will love the sedan’s quiet ride and smooth performance. Let’s see how the 2018 Lexus LS compares to the 2017 Lexus ES.


Instead of a traditional V-8 engine, the all-new LS is powered by a turbocharged V-6 engine. Formula One racing technology helps it to develop a muscular 415 horsepower and 442 pound-feet of torque. Along with the new engine comes a new 10-speed automatic transmission. When tested on the track, the 2018 LS posted a scorching 0-60 time of 4.5 seconds. An optional F Sport Handling Package further enhances the car’s agility. Although the Lexus ES is not as quick as the new LS, it still offers lively acceleration. Its proven V-6 engine pushes out a satisfying 268 horsepower. You can also take advantage of the sedan’s great fuel efficiency, which tops out at 30 mpg.


Both of these Lexus sedans have a sharp appearance. Like the 2017 Lexus ES, the all-new LS flaunts a stylish spindle grille and dual exhaust tips. Despite their similar styling cues, the upscale LS has a few more special touches. To give the redesigned LS a meaner stance than before, Lexus lowered it by 0.6 inches. The new LS is also the first Lexus in history to feature six side windows. If you desire an especially aggressive look, opt for the F Sport appearance package. It comes with a sleek body kit and a sporty set of 20-inch alloy wheels. An exclusive Ultra White paint job takes the LS F Sport’s curb appeal to the next level.


Lexus has earned a reputation for developing safe automobiles. The 2017 Lexus ES boasts a class-leading, five-star safety rating. Although the 2018 Lexus LS has yet to receive an official safety rating, expect its crash protection to be equally as impressive. A wide-angle backup camera enables you to easily maneuver out of tight parking areas. Both rides come standard with a Lexus Safety System+ package. This package includes a number of cutting-edge driving aids, including emergency braking technology and adaptive cruise control. The Lexus LS also offers an exclusive Intuitive Pedestrian Detection system. If a pedestrian happens to suddenly cross your path, this world-class feature can actually steer you around them.

Like so many others, you may have a hard time choosing between the 2018 Lexus LS and the 2017 Lexus ES. While the redesigned Lexus LS is luxurious and powerful, the Lexus ES is among the segment’s best values. To see how these luxury sedans perform in the real world, contact us at Pohanka Lexus to schedule a test drive.

MSRP excludes destination, taxes, title and registration fees. Starting at MSRP refers to the base model, optional equipment not included. Pricing and offers may change at any time without notification. To get full pricing details, see your dealer.

All figures are EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.

Current Inventory

There are currently no 2017 Lexus LS 460 4dr Sedan for Sale in inventory


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