Air Conditioning Air filtration · Automatic climate control front air conditioning · Rear heat vents
Airbags Dual front airbags · Dual front knee airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front side airbags · Side curtain airbags: front, rear
Audio System Antenna Type: diversity · Auxiliary audio input: MP3, iPod/iPhone integration · Hard Drive · In-Dash CD: 6 disc, DVD · AM/FM radio · Satellite Radio: SiriusXM · Speed Sensitive Volume Control · Total Number of Speakers: 19 · 450 watts
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 14.1 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 13.2 · Rear brakes: ventilated disc
Comfort Features Armrests: rear center folding with storage and pass-thru · Center console trim: wood, leather · Dash trim: wood, leather · Door trim: leather · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front · Heated steering wheel · Rear floor mats · Shift knob trim: wood, alloy · Steering wheel trim: leather, wood
Convenience Features Assist handle: front, rear · Cargo area light · Center console: front console with armrest and storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: rear, front · Dimming rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Memorized settings: side mirrors, driver seat, steering wheel · Multi-function remote: proximity entry system, trunk release · Power activated trunk/hatch: open and close · Power outlet(s): 12V front · Power steering · Push-button start · Reading lights: front, rear · Rear power outlet: 12V · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: audio · Storage: door pockets, front seatback · Sunshade: power rear window · Universal remote transmitter · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating, dual illuminated rear seat
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: power · Cooled · Heated · Power adjustments: 16
Drivetrain 4WD Type: full time
Engine Electric Motor Battery Type: nickel-metal hydride · Electric Motor HP: 221 · Electric Motor Power Output (Kilowatts): 165 · Electric Motor Torque: 221 · Hybrid Gas Engine HP: 389 · Hybrid Gas Engine HP@RPM: 6400 · Hybrid Gas Engine Torque: 385 · Hybrid gas Engine Torque@RPM: 4000
Exterior Features Door handle color: chrome · Front bumper color: body-color · Mirror color: body-color · Rear bumper color: body-color
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 3
Instrumentation Electroluminescent instrumentation · External temperature display · Tachometer · Trip odometer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level, tire fill alert
Interior Leather accents
Lights Exterior entry lights: puddle lamps · Front fog lights · Headlight cleaners · Headlights: LED, cornering, self-leveling, Auto on/off, auto delay off · Tail and brake lights: LED
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, power folding, reverse gear tilt
Passenger Seat Adjustable lumbar support: power · Cooled · Heated · Power adjustments: 12
Rear Seats Heated · Type: bench
Roof Moonroof: remote operation, one-touch open/close, power
Safety Body side reinforcements: side impact door beams · Child safety locks · Child seat anchors · Crumple zones: front, rear · Emergency interior trunk release · First aid kit
Seatbelts Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front
Seats Driver seat power adjustments: reclining, height · Front seat type: bucket · Passenger seat power adjustments: reclining, height · Rear headrests: adjustable · Upholstery: leather
Security 2-stage unlocking doors · Anti-theft alarm system · Engine immobilizer · Power door locks
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside
Spare Wheel Rim type: alloy
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Suspension Front Arm Type: lateral links · Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Stabilizer bar(s): front, rear
Telematics Navigation system: DVD navigation system, with voice recognition
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System
Tires and Rims Spare tire size: full-size matching · Wheels: aluminum
Windows Front wipers: variable intermittent, rain sensing · Power windows: remote operation · Rear defogger
Price $104,000 MSRP
Body Style Sedan
Engine 5.0L 438 hp V8 Hybrid
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
20MPG city
22MPG highway
Drivetrain AWD




Drivetrain AWD
Continuously Variable Transmission
Fuel Economy
20MPG city
22MPG highway


Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side AirbagsOptional
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS BrakesStandard


Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsStandard
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player, CD Changer


5.0L 438 hp V8 Hybrid
Power 438 hp @ 6,400 RPM


Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume22.2 gal
Front Legroom--
Back Legroom--
Wheelbase121.7 in
Length202.8 in
Width73.8 in
Height58.3 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume11.7 cu ft
Maximum Payload1,026 lbs
For the 2008 model year, Toyota underscores its commitment to the environment by making its flagship the Lexus LS 600h L - maybe. Most reviewers have been skeptical. The Lexus LS 600h L... Read More
For the 2008 model year, Toyota underscores its commitment to the environment by making its flagship the Lexus LS 600h L - maybe. Most reviewers have been skeptical. The Lexus LS 600h L is the hybrid version of the LS 460L, but the contrasts between the two cars raise questions regarding Toyota's perception of environmentally friendly automobiles.
Consider the LS 600h L's powerplant, a 5.0-liter V8 that produces 389 hp. Add in the electric motors, and total horsepower equals 438 hp; that's 58 hp more than the LS 460L's smaller V8. Yet the smaller V8 reaches 60 mph in 5.4 seconds, compared to the hybrid's 5.5 seconds. The kicker, however, comes when we compare gas mileage. Several reviewers reported that the hybrid got an average of 21 mpg - 1 mpg *less* than the nonhybrid LS 460L! If driven gently, the LS 600h L beats the mileage of its V8 rivals, but only by 1 to 3 mpg.
For an "environmentally friendly" automobile that crushes the scales at 5,049 pounds - that's 700 pounds more than its nonhybrid sibling - the LS 600h L has a serious weight problem. Ironically, that extra weight comes from the hybrid's heavy batteries, an all-wheel-drive system that includes two electric motors, and a lot of cabling and wiring. The extra weight slows the car and lowers gas mileage. Toyota's solution was to equip the LS 600h L with a bigger engine and more horsepower - an interesting solution for a hybrid, "environmentally friendly" automobile.
As the Toyota flagship, the LS 600h L comes with every technological advance known to Toyota. The interior ranks with the most comfortable, plush cabins known to the automotive world - generous applications of soft hand-sewn leather, wood inlays, and power everything. Every known safety system, and some you never thought of, is included.
Yet when the bottom line - $104,715 - rang up, most reviewers were not impressed. The alternative offered was the nonhybrid LS 460L, saving $30,000, and a Prius - the nonhybrid Lexus for long trips and the true hybrid for round town - two for the price of one LS 600h L.