Lexus LS 460
- 2012 Price: $67,630
- True cost to own: $89,413
- Fuel economy MPG: 16 city, 24 highway
Toyota rewrote the luxury-car playbook when it launched the Lexus brand more than 20 years ago, and the 2012 Lexus LS 460 is still at the top of its game.
Its 380-horsepower, 4.6-liter, V-8 engine isn't the most aggressive among large luxury cars; but when mated to the eight-speed, driver-shiftable, automatic transmission, it is enough to get this sedan to 60 miles per hour from a standing stop in just 5.4 seconds.
Its luxurious cabin is stuffed with features designed to make its passengers' lives easier. Standard equipment includes leather seating, full power accessories, keyless entry and start, dual-zone climate control, power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, rearview camera, eight air bags, Bluetooth connectivity and a 10-speaker audio system with a USB/auxiliary input jack for music-playing devices.
It's like driving your living room around town.