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2013 Lexus LS 600h L

I have spent the last seven days driving the Starfire Pearl (read: white) 2013 Lexus LS 600h L you see here. And after roughly 500 miles of errand-running, highway-cruising, commuting and people-schlepping, I can safely say this: I don't get it. The LS hybrid is a nice car. It's comfortable, has every amenity you'd ever want in a luxury boat, and with its freshened appearance for 2013, it looks modern, integrating the company's new spindle grille into an overall package that's elegant. None of this is bad news. But let me explain why I still cannot wrap my head around the overall LS... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
5.0L V8 + 165-kW Electric Motor
Power:
438 HP Total Output
Transmission:
8-Speed Auto
Base Price:
$119,910
As-Tested Price:
$134,860
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