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Lexus LS 3 / Toyota Celsior (XF30) Sedan (2000-2003)

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Product Overview

Lexus LS 430 (chassis code XF30) is a full-size luxury sedan in production from 2000 to 2003, whereupon it received a facelift. It was powered by a single 4.3L naturally-aspirated V8 engine, the venerable 3UZ-FE.
Compared to the LS 400, the LS 430 has more interior space and is slightly larger. Styling-wise, it is an evolution.
With the 3UZ-FE paired to the highly-reliable A650E 5-speed automatic transmission, many regard the LS 430 as the pinnacle of reliable luxury sedan.
Lexus has made a good effort in aerodynamics, with an improved 0.25 coefficient of drag to show for it.
Drivers who appreciate handling will be pleased to know that the Lexus LS 430 comes with double-wishbone suspensions at all four corners. This provides the good cornering performance and durability, though multi-link tends to be more tunable. Another plus is the small 10.4m (34.1ft) turning circle.

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What we found**

Neoscore: 80% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Exceptionally robust powertrain
  • Superb fit and finish
  • Good 0.25 drag coefficient
  • Very small turning circle
  • Elegant styling with some presence
Cons

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    Specifications

    Variants:
    LS 430 EU
    LS 430 US

    Capacity

    LS 430 EUCargo Capacity
    552 L / 19.5 cu-ft
    LS 430 USCargo Capacity
    571 L / 20.2 cu-ft
    Fuel Capacity
    84.0 L / 22.2 gal
    Passengers
    5
    LS 430 EUPayload
    520 kg / 1146 lbs
    LS 430 USPayload
    555 kg / 1224 lbs

    Chassis

    LS 430 EUBrakes | Front
    Ventilated discs, 315 mm
    LS 430 USBrakes | Front
    Ventilated discs
    LS 430 EUBrakes | Rear
    Ventilated discs, 310 mm
    LS 430 USBrakes | Rear
    Ventilated discs
    Power Steering
    Hydraulic Steering
    Suspension | Front
    Double-wishbone
    Suspension | Rear
    Double-wishbone
    LS 430 EUTire Size
    225/55 R17
    LS 430 USTire Size
    225/60 R16
    LS 430 EUTurning Circle
    10.4 m / 34.1 ft
    LS 430 USTurning Circle
    10.7 m / 35.1 ft

    Construction

    Body Style
    4-door Sedan

    Dimensions

    LS 430 EUSize | Height
    1470 mm / 57.9 in
    LS 430 USSize | Height
    1490 mm / 58.7 in
    LS 430 EUSize | Length
    5005 mm / 197.0 in
    LS 430 USSize | Length
    4995 mm / 196.7 in
    Size | Width
    1830 mm / 72.0 in
    LS 430 EUTrack Width | Front
    1575.0 mm / 62.0 in
    LS 430 USTrack Width | Front
    1570.0 mm / 61.8 in
    LS 430 EUTrack Width | Rear
    1575.0 mm / 62.0 in
    LS 430 USTrack Width | Rear
    1570.0 mm / 61.8 in
    LS 430 EUWeight
    1830.0 kg / 4034.5 lbs
    LS 430 USWeight
    1795.0 kg / 3957.3 lbs
    LS 430 EUWheel Size
    7.5J x 17
    LS 430 USWheel Size
    7J x 16
    Wheelbase
    2925 mm / 115.2 in

    Performance

    Acceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
    6.7 sec
    Acceleration | 0 - 60 mph
    6.4 sec
    Coefficient Of Drag
    0.25
    LS 430 EUFuel Economy
    12.0 L/100km / 19.6 MPG (combined) | 17.5 L/100km / 13.4 MPG (urban) | 8.9 L/100km / 26.4 MPG (highway)
    LS 430 USFuel Economy
    11.0 L/100km / 21.4 MPG (combined) | 12.8 L/100km / 18.4 MPG (urban) | 8.8 L/100km / 26.7 MPG (highway)
    LS 430 EUTop Speed
    250.0 km/h / 155.3 mph
    LS 430 USTop Speed
    240.0 km/h / 149.1 mph
    Towing Capacity
    750 kg / 1653 lbs (w/o brakes) | 2000 kg / 4409 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)

    Powertrain

    Drivetrain Layout
    Front-engine (longitudinal), Rear-wheel drive
    Engine
    3UZ-FE
    Engine | Bore
    91.0 mm / 3.6 in
    Engine | Compression Ratio
    10.5:1
    Engine | Displacement
    4.3 L / 262.0 cu-in / 4293.0 cc
    LS 430 EUEngine | Power
    282.0 hp / 210.3 kW @ 5600 rpm
    LS 430 USEngine | Power
    290.0 hp / 216.3 kW @ 5600 rpm
    LS 430 EUEngine | Specific Output
    65.7 hp/L / 1.1 hp/cu-in
    LS 430 USEngine | Specific Output
    67.6 hp/L / 1.1 hp/cu-in
    Engine | Stroke
    82.5 mm / 3.2 in
    LS 430 EUEngine | Torque
    417 Nm / 307.6 lb-ft @ 3500 rpm
    LS 430 USEngine | Torque
    434 Nm / 320.1 lb-ft @ 3400 rpm
    Engine | Type
    Naturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol V8 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
    Transmission | Gears
    5-speed
    Transmission | Type
    Automatic

    Production

    LS 430 EUAvailability
    2001 ~ 2003
    LS 430 USAvailability
    2000 ~ 2003

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