Review: Sparkle with the 2014 Lexus LS 460

You know that look you give to something or someone that you may not see again but you really want to? It’s that moment when you feel your neck stretching every possible direction for a better final view. That’s what will happen to people trying to get a glimpse of you driving the 2014 Lexus LS460.

In colors such as liquid platinum, the 4-door sedan fills your eyes with the sparking spirit of an eight-year old who thinks they may have seen Santa delivering gifts under their Christmas tree. Unforgettable. You’ll find quiet and easy escalation in this 4.6 Liter, 380HP 4-Cam, 32-valve V8 engine with electronically controlled intake valve timing. Special features include hollow chamber 18” aluminium alloy wheels with liquid graphite finish, 235/50R18 V-rated tires and a full-size spare tire.

With the LS460 you have access to the Ultra Luxury Package, featuring climate-comfort front and outboard rear seats, 4-zone climate control, including rear overhead ducts and climate concierge. The back seats also offer the massage treatment you’d receive while sitting in the chair at the spa getting a pedicure. There is more. The backseats have a relaxation setting where you can do the La-Z-Boy recline almost like in the comfort of your own living room? How did the engineers pull this off? It’s a sedan not an SUV. While some try to figure it out, I’m just going to lean back and enjoy. Be forewarned that when you lean back, you’re going to want to touch the ceiling of the car. Velvety! Let the sensations flow.

The LS460 also gives your backseat passengers access to change the radio station. Don’t be alarmed. It’s just cause for a chat with your passengers to let them know who is driving and who has the true power. You can understand as great as it is to drive this sedan, there will be days when you want to hand over that power to someone else. Also between the back seats is a spot for cup holders. Behind that another place where you can possibly keep something chilled. The options are endless with this reliable, strong and elegant ride.

The MSRP is $75,085  for the 2014 Lexus LS460. The MPG is 16/23 city/highway.