*Disclosure: The 2018 Lexus LS500 was provided to me for testing purposes and editorial consideration. All opinions are 100% my own*
Hey Sassy Peeps,
I cannot tell you guys how excited I was when I was approved to test out the 2018 Lexus LS500. I had already pegged this vehicle spectacular based off appearance alone. However, since driving the sedan, it is definitely one of my top two for 2018. The other is the LC500. Yes, I know that we still have a few months left in this year, but guys trust me, the look, performance and quality of both vehicles makes it extremely hard for their competitors to beat!
There is a sophistication and elegance about both vehicles that puts them in a class by themselves.
I am always amazed at the attention certain vehicles draw when I have them in my possession. If you keep up with my blog, you will notice that in a few of my posts, I joke about the brands mixing pheromones into the vehicles’ paint. Well to keep the joke going, Lexus pretty much doubled their dose with this one.
Needless, to say I am/was just as impressed as ALL the other admirers! Besides the obvious, there are a few features that made it even more DREAMY. One being the Mark Levinson, 23-spkr, 2,400-watt Reference Surround Sound Audio System with DVD/CD player.
Now y’all already know that I am a self-proclaimed “Audiophile”.
Per Wikipedia, An audiophile is a person who is enthusiastic about high-fidelity sound reproduction. Audiophile values may be applied at all stages of music reproduction: the initial audio recording, the production process, and the playback, which is usually in a home setting.
Yep, that’s me!!!!!
When they dropped the vehicle off, I followed my “just got a new vehicle to test” ritual. Which is, adjust the seats and the mirrors, look for the spec sheet and sync Bluetooth. I then scrolled to my fave song on my playlist, Desperado by Rihanna, hit play, cranked the sounds up a bit, and was astonished by the superior sound that came from that Mark Levinson 23-spkr, 2,400-watt Reference Surround Sound. It was like magic! It truly was like nothing I had ever heard! #TotalPerfection!
That magical sound, and those butterfly headrests had me in Lexus heaven.
This luxury sedan comes equipped with a 3.5 L V6 Turbo Engine, 442 lb-ft @ 1,600-4,800, 10-speed electronically controlled Direct-Shift automatic transmission with paddle shifters / manual mode and goes 0-60 MPH in 4.6 seconds. It gets 19 mpg city, 30 mpg highway (23 combined).
- Bold and brilliant exterior
- Extremely large and very comfortable cabin
- 0-60 in 4.6 secs
- First-ever 10-speed automatic transmission in its class
- Exceptional handling
- Rear-seat butterfly headrests, seven distinct massage settings and much more
- Precision-crafted steering wheel
NEED A LITTLE FIX!
OK Sassy Peeps, this 2018 Lexus LS500 is exceptional! This model, along with the 2018 LC500 are two of my faves this year! What are your thoughts on both vehicles? Inquiring minds want to know!
For more information about the Lexus LS500 visit the Lexus website!
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