2012 Lexus LS 460L Test Drive & Luxury Car Video Review
http://www.autobytel.com/lexus/ls-460/2012/?id=32972 The original Lexus LS 400 debuted back in 1989 and helped to redefine what a luxury car is as well as where a luxury car maker can come from. Asian automakers are known for customer service, dependability, and refinement; and the 2012 Lexus LS 460L is just as exemplary of what a luxury should be as the original. The base model short wheelbase LS 460 starts at $67,630 with the top of the line AWD Long Wheelbase version bringing the price all the way up to $75,480.
The 2012 Lexus LS 460L is powered by a 4.6 liter V-8 engine that makes 380 horsepower and 367 lb-ft. of torque. The transmission is a slick shifting 8-speed automatic. The powerful engine and transmission help the LS 460L achieve 0-60 MPH in 5.4 seconds. Pretty great for a heavy full-size luxury sedan. Fuel economy is pretty good at 16 MPG in the city and 24 MPG on the highway.
The LS 460 host a whole bunch of great features and technology. From a driving and performance perspective the 2012 Lexus LS 460L features dual variable valve timing, an 8-speed transmission as mentioned above, variable gear ratio steering, electronic power steering, and direct injection. You can choose between RWD or AWD with enhanced traction control. The Lexus LS 460L has a sophisticated adaptive variable air suspension. This suspension relies on air springs that are controlled from inside the cabin. The driver can choose between three different suspension setting between sporty and luxurious.
On the outside the Lexus LS 460L looks the part of a full fledge luxury car. The paint hob features a wet-sanded finish that increases luster and depth. The headlights are HID with an Adaptive Front Lighting Feature. The taillights feature LEDs which are more noticeable than regular bulbs. The sport edition comes with huge 19-inch alloy rims along with a cool sporty grille. The technology found on the Lexus LS 460L is the best stuff that Toyota has to offer. You get dynamic radar cruise control, an advanced parking guidance system, intuitive park assist, SmartAccess, a backup camera, power trunk, touch screen navigation, and more.
The great thing about the 2012 Lexus LS 460 is that it has a great resale value and the vehicle is very dependable.
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2012 Hyundai Equus Test Drive & Luxury Car Review
http://www.autobytel.com/hyundai/equus/2012/?id=32972 Everything you would
expect in a luxury sedan can be found in the 2012 Hyundai Equus. In fact
the Equus is a very nice alternative to Lexus, BMW, and Mercedes at a more
affordable price. The Equus is a RWD long wheel base luxury sedan with a
base price of $59,000. This is $15k-$30k less than is competition!
When the Equus was first launched in this country it came with a very
respectable 4.6 liter engine. But the engine certainly did not have the
guts to match up to some of the competitors in the luxury car segment. For
the 2012 model year the Equus gets an updated GDI 5.0 liter V-8 engine
produces huge numbers at 429 horsepower and 376 lb-ft. of
torque. The transmission is an 8-speed automatic. Fuel economy figures are
15 MPG in the city and 23 MPG on the highway.
Hyundai has gone to great lengths to shed the image that their cars lack
character. Well the new fluidic design element is evident on the 2012
Hyundai Equus. Up front the Equus shares the same style front grill as the
Genesis sedan. HID Xenon headlights equipped with LED turn signals really
accent the exterior of this luxury sedan. The 19-inch chrome wheels are
also a great touch and they perfectly accentuate the other chrome accents
parts on the exterior. The Equus can easily be mistaken for a Lexus or
other high-end luxury cars.
If you got behind the wheel of a 2012 Hyundai Equus, you might think you
are in a Lexus LS 460. The gauges are very similar to that of other
high-end luxury cars and the seat adjustments are located on the door just
like they are in a Mercedes S550. There is an 8-inch navigation unit that
also displays driver information located in the center dash. The whole
interior is wrapped in high quality leather. There are lovely wood accents
throughout. The audio is handled by a 608-watt Lexicon sound system. The
driver's seats are 12-way adjustable and feature both heating and cooling.
In the back there are two premium first-class seats that can recline and
feature leg support. The center console in the rear is a mini fridge. The
2012 Hyundai Equus combines all the best features found on other luxury
cars in one great package.
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2012 Audi A8-L Test Drive & Car Review
http://www.autobytel.com/audi/a8/?id=32972 The 2012 Audi A8 is a perfect
example of what a full sized luxury sedan should be. On the outside the
Audi A8 is beautiful from the grill all the way to the taillights, under
the hood lies a powerful V-8 engine, and inside the driver and passengers
are treated to an ultra luxurious experience. But owning a high end luxury
car does not come cheap. The base model (normal wheelbase) has an MSRP of
$78,750, while the Long Wheelbase version tested here starts at $84,700.
But the ultimate 2012 Audi A8 is the Long Wheelbase edition with the W12
engine which starts at $133,500.
The 2012 Audi A8-L is powered by a 4.2 liter V-8 engine that produces 372
horsepower and 328
lb-ft. of torque. While not the most powerful car in the full sized luxury
segment; the engine in combination with an 8-speed automatic transmission
does a great job of putting the power down to the ground through standard
Quattro all-wheel drive. The 2012 Audi A8-L can accelerate from 0-60 MPH in
5.8 seconds. Fuel economy is excellent with the A8 netting 18 MPG in the
city and 28 MPG on the highway. The engine is exposed which is great and
there are wonderfully contrasting colors in the engine bay that really grab
On the outside the 2012 Audi A8 is a very stylish car which is sure to get
you noticed. The massive chrome grill looks great and really stands out.
The Xenon headlights combined with the world famous LED running lights are
signature Audi. The A8 also has a set of huge 19-inch alloy wheels at all
On the inside the Audi A8 is plenty spacious with enough room for 4 adults
and all their belongings. The A8-L is the long wheelbase version and this
platform stretches the amount of interior room a couple more inches. The
interior of the car makes you feel like you are in a luxurious living room.
Everything is beautiful and Audi did a great job of finding the perfect
balance between woods and metals that make up the trim pieces. All the
buttons and controls are top notch since Audi understands what a luxury
buyer demands. The A8-L is a real driver's car; it is response and fun to
The 2012 Audi A8 is a true joy to drive. It you are going to spend $80k on
a high end luxury car then you owe it to yourself to take a long test
drive. When shopping for a full sized luxury automobile make a checklist
and compare the various cars in the segment. Audi has really captured the
essence of what a luxury car should be with the 2012 Audi A8-L.
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2012 Toyota Sequoia Test Drive & SUV Video Review
http://www.autobytel.com/toyota/sequoia/2012/?id=32972 The 2012 Toyota
Sequoia is one of those vehicles that offers a ton of utilitarian value.
The Sequoia can seat up to 8 passengers, has tons of cargo room, and can
tow 6900 lbs. There are 3 models of Sequoia for purchase: the base SR5
costs $40,930, the Limited costs $51,040, and the Platinum costs $58,580.
The 2012 Toyota Sequoia comes in either 2WD or 4WD.
There are 2 different engines offered on the Sequoia for the 2012 model
year. Them smaller engine can be found on the lower model SUVs. This 4.6
liter V-8 engine makes 310 horsepower and 327 lb-ft. of
torque. The larger engine is a 5.7 liter V-8 motor that makes 381 horsepower and 401 lb-ft. of
torque. Both engine comes with a 6-speed automatic transmission. Fuel
economy is 14 MPG in the city and 20 MPG on the highway for the smaller 4.6
liter engine and 13 MPG in the city and 18 MPG on the highway for the
larger 5.7 liter engine.
On the outside there are a ton of standard features. The bumpers are color
matched to the rest of the body. The Sequoia gets standard fog lamps and a
chrome grille surround. The stock 18-inch alloy wheels look great but you
can upgrade to a set of 20-inch alloy sport wheels which really stand out.
The rear liftgate automatically opens and closes. Also the Sequoia comes
standard with a roof rack, running boards, and mud guards.
On the inside the Sequoia base model gets cloth seating but the Premium
models get leather seats that are power adjustable. The standard radio
comes with a CD player, Bluetooth, iPod connection, and Sirius XM Satellite
Radio. You can upgrade to a great 12-speaker JBL Synthesis stereo system.
There is also a touch-screen navigation unit as an option. As stated
earlier the 2012 Toyota Sequoia can seat up to 8 passengers. But there is
an option which swaps out the middle row seating with 2 oversized Captains
Chairs. The Sequoia also comes with power everything as a standard feature.
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2012 Chevrolet Volt Test Drive & Plug-In Electric Hybrid Car Video Review
http://www.autobytel.com/chevrolet/volt/2012/ The 2012 Chevrolet Volt may
be the most technologically advanced and cutting edge vehicle on the market
today. Chevy calls the extended range electric Volt the car of the future.
The majority of the time the Volt is powered by pure electricity that come
from the batteries; but when you exceed the range of the battery pack, its
gasoline burning internal combustion engine acts like a generator, kicking
in to create electricity. So in a sense the 2012 Chevy Volt is a plugin
electric vehicle that also works like a hybrid that can generate its own
electricity. The 2012 Chevrolet Volt has a base price of $39,145.
The Volt gets its electricity from a 16kWh lithium-ion battery pack. It
costs less than $2 to charge a 2012 Chevrolet Volt. The car can run on
electricity from the battery for about 35 miles. This makes the Volt a
perfect car for those who have a short daily commute. With the gasoline
generator creating power, the Volt can go for 375 miles without having to
refuel. There are also systems built into the interactive LCD screens in
the das that help you drive more efficiently.
On the safety side the Volt made it to the IIHS List of Top Safety Picks
for 2012. The structure of the Chevrolet Volt is made from reinforced
high-strength steel. There are also eight airbags to protect the drive and
passengers. The Volt benefits from StabiliTrak Electronic Stability Control
as well as traction control. These systems help to keep the Volt on the
road and the driver in control no matte the road conditions.
On the outside the Volt looks pretty futuristic. But the shape of the car
was specifically designed to cut through the air with the least amount of
wind resistance as possible. With a drag coefficient of 0.281; the 2012
Chevrolet Volt has one of the lowest figures among production cars. The
lower the better the more sleek the vehicle is. And the Volt still looks
like a sporty car unlike other hybrids that all have the familiar wedge
shape. The Volt comes with stylish 17-inch chrome rims wrapped in
low-rolling resistance tires that aid in the fuel economy department.
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2011 Lexus LS460 L Start Up, Engine, and In Depth Tour
In this video I give a full in depth tour of the 2011 Lexus LS460 L. I take
viewers on a close look through the interior and exterior of this car while
showing details, over viewing of features, and noting unique styling cues
to the vehicle itself. I also show the engine and the details of it, start
it up and see how it sounds under acceleration. A thorough tour/review of
this car designed to give others a greater overall appreciation of the
2013 and 2014 Lexus LS 460 F-Sport Review with Infotainment Overview and Road Test
While BMW has been morphing the 7-Series into a luxuriously silent highway
cruiser, Lexus has been busy injecting some sport into their isolated
lineup. In 2006 we got the 417HP IS-F, in 2011 came the insane LF-A super
car, and in 2012 we were introduced to Lexus' styling and suspension tweak
brand F-Sport with the GS350 F-Sport. It was therefore only a matter of
time until the spindle grille and the looks-fast package appeared on
Lexus's flagship LS sedan.
Lexus LS 460 F SPORT - Luxury & Performance Defined
This is an in-depth look at the 2013 Lexus LS 460 F SPORT. Focusing on
this vehicle's blend of luxury and performance, AutoAcademics aimed to see
if this $90,000 vehicle achieved its goal.
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Conceived as the pinnacle of Lexus's car-building know-how, the huge LS is
Lexus' flagship model. Updated in 2013, both the entry-level petrol and a
top-spec petrol-electric hybrid are packed with hi-tech equipment, offer a
huge amount of passenger space and unrivalled comfort. Pitched as a
limousine for environmentally aware company chiefs, the LS 600h hybrid can
run on electric power alone at town speeds, yet rocket from 0-60mph in just
6.1 seconds when you put your foot down. The updated looks are more
adventurous than before but they won't appeal to all, while build quality
is sublime and the well-built interior can rival anything from Mercedes or
Jaguar. Lexus has an unrivalled record for reliability, too, making the LS
a luxury limo you can rely on.
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2013 Lexus LS Review - Kelley Blue Book
The 2013 Lexus LS is what happens when conservative tries to find its edge.
Lexus' refreshed LS remains the docile, full-size executive car it's always
been but it has been enhanced with a veneer of aggression. How does this
edgier 2013 LS fare? KBB's Micah Muzio gets behind the wheel to find out.
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2012 Range Rover Evoque Coupe HD Video Review
http://drivencarreviews.com/ There's nothing else quite like the the 2012
Range Rover Evoque Coupe. It polarizes people. It makes a strong
statement. Tom Voelk takes a look at this very unique vehicle that takes
Land Rover into uncharted territory.
Can a big Lexus be fun?
Matt takes the Lexus LS460 F-Sport in the one place you'll probably never
see one: the canyons. Time to find out if Lexus's newest full size luxury
car is deserving of its F-Sport badge.
2011 Hyundai Equus vs 2011 Bentley Mulsanne
Executive Editor Edward Loh and Senior Editor Jonny Lieberman find out if
the luxury of Bentley's Mulsanne is worth the $330,000 pricetag compared to
Hyundai's all-new $70,000 Equus.
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