SedanLexus74% by Neofiliac Team82% by External Reviewers

Lexus LS 5 (XF50) facelift

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Product Overview

Lexus LS 5 (chassis code XF50) facelift is a flagship full-size luxury sedan in production from 2020. It is available with a range of V6 engines that displaced 3.4 to 3.5 liters.
Compared to the pre-facelift LS 5, the facelifted car received only minor cosmetic updates. Crucially, Lexus / Toyota supposedly updated the V35A-FTS engine to reduce NVH; as it was a new engine, it is likely that Toyota noticed flaws in its original design and updated the internals to improve its long-term reliability, too.
Lexus has made a good effort in aerodynamics, with a decent 0.26 coefficient of drag to show for it.


What we found

Neofiliac score 74%
  • Mature exterior design
  • Good 0.26 drag coefficient
  • Multi-link suspensions all around
  • Only in LWB
  • No V8

What external reviewers found

External score 82%
  • Excellent infotainment system
  • Gorgeous interior
  • Comfortable ride
  • Lack of V8 power

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Variants shown:
LS 500
LS 500 AWD
LS 500h
LS 500h AWD

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External Reviews


Reviewer score 82%
Reviewers from cnet have found:
There's no need to bemoan the loss of the LS 500's V8. The 3.5-liter, twin-turbocharged V6 engine under the hood does more than enough to motivate this large cruiser. The LS 500 is built for long, steady cruising, and it absolutely dominates at that task.
  • Gorgeous interior
  • Excellent infotainment system
  • Comfortable ride
  • Lack of V8 power


  1. ^ 2021 Lexus LS 500 F Sport review: Japanese autobahn destroyer. [cnet].