Lexus LS awards list


Lexus LS awards list

The following is a list of awards won by the Lexus LS, the flagship vehicle of Lexus. These awards date back as far as 1989, when the first LS 400 sedan was introduced in the United States.

* #1 in Vehicle Dependability. Lexus LS, J.D. Power and Associates "Vehicle Dependability Study" (1994-2007). The Lexus LS has received this award for 13 consecutive years, more than any other manufacturer. [cite web|url=http://www.stoneycreeknews.com/scn/news/news_608711.html|title=Lexus leads nameplate rankings for 12 years in a row|accessdate=2007-04-08|format=HTML|publisher=Stoney Creek News|date=2006-09-08] [cite web|url=http://www.jdpower.com/corporate/news/releases/pressrelease.asp?ID=2006133|title=J.D. Power and Associates 2006 Vehicle Dependability Study|accessdate=2007-05-15|format=HTML|publisher=J.D. Power|date=2006-08-09] [cite web|url=http://www.jdpower.com/corporate/news/releases/pressrelease.aspx?ID=2007130|title=J.D. Power and Associates 2007 Vehicle Dependability Study|date=2006-08-09|format=HTML|accessdate=2007-08-09|publisher=J.D. Power and Associates] In 2005, J.D. Power's survey found just 90 problems per 100 LS 430 sedans, the first time in the survey's 16 year history for a vehicle to average less than one problem over three years. [cite web|url=http://www.jdpower.com/corporate/news/releases/pressrelease.asp?ID=2005089|title=J.D. Power and Associates 2005 Vehicle Dependability Study|accessdate=2007-05-15|format=HTML|publisher=J.D. Power|date=2005-06-29] In following years, the Lexus LS repeated this feat, averaging just 88 and 94 problems per 100 vehicles in 2006 and 2007 respectively, an industry standard. [cite web|url=http://www.reliableplant.com/article.asp?articleid=2308|title=Toyota, Lexus lead way in J.D. Power dependability study|accessdate=2007-04-08|format=HTML|publisher=ReliablePlant|date=2006]

* #1 in Initial Quality. Lexus LS, among large premium cars, J.D. Power and Associates "Initial Quality Study" (1995-2006, 2008). With the fewest number of defects after 90 days of ownership, the LS has achieved the highest overall ranking in initial quality among large premium cars for 10 consecutive years, and among all cars for seven consecutive years. [cite web|url=http://www.jdpower.com/corporate/news/releases/pressrelease.asp?ID=2003028|title=J.D. Power and Associates 2003 Initial Quality Study|accessdate=2007-05-15|format=HTML|publisher=J.D. Power|date=2003-05-06] In 2004 and 2005, the Lexus LS 430 was second only to the Lexus SC 430, [cite web|url=http://www.jdpower.com/corporate/news/releases/pressrelease.asp?ID=2004037|title=J.D. Power and Associates 2004 Initial Quality Study|accessdate=2007-04-08|format=HTML|publisher=J.D. Power|date=2004-04-08] and in 2006, the LS 430 regained the overall lead. [cite web|url=http://www.jdpower.com/corporate/news/releases/pressrelease.asp?ID=2005069|title=J.D. Power and Associates 2005 Initial Quality Study|accessdate=2007-05-15|format=HTML|publisher=J.D. Power|date=2005-05-18] [cite web|url=http://www.jdpower.com/corporate/news/releases/pressrelease.asp?ID=2006082|title=J.D. Power and Associates 2006 Initial Quality Study|accessdate=2007-05-15|format=HTML|publisher=J.D. Power|date=2006-06-07] In 2008, the LS 460 was the highest ranked premium car in initial quality. [cite web|url=http://www.jdpower.com/corporate/news/releases/pressrelease.aspx?ID=2008063|title=J.D. Power and Associates 2008 Initial Quality Study|accessdate=2008-06-04|format=HTML|publisher=J.D. Power|date=2008-06-04]

* Highest ranked vehicle in reliability. Lexus LS, "Consumer Reports" "Annual Car Reliability Study" (1997-2007). The Lexus LS has been among the most reliable vehicles in "Consumer Reports" surveys for over a decade. [cite web| url=http://www.automotive.com/features/90/auto-news/26802/index.html|title="The Lexus LS has been the most reliable car in CR's survey, year in and year out."|date=2007-02-28|accessdate=2007-05-15] The independent publication determined that a nine-year-old Lexus LS is more dependable than a brand new Mercedes-Benz, owing to the wide disparity in reliability scores between the top-ranked LS and below-average German makes. [cite web|url=http://www.cars.com/go/crp/buyingGuides/Story.jsp?section=Luxury&story=luxReliable2006&subject=stories&referer=&year=New|title=Finding and Keeping a Reliable Luxury Car|last=Palmer|first=Beth|accessdate=2007-04-08|format=HTML|publisher=Cars.com|date=2006-02-22] [cite web|url=http://www.latimes.com/classified/automotive/highway1/la-fi-autos1mar01,0,6741380.story?coll=la-class-autos-highway1|title=Toyota, Honda dominate list of top 10 autos|last=Zimmerman|first=Martin|accessdate=2007-05-15|date=2006-03-01]

*Best Imported Car of the Year. Lexus LS 400, United States Motoring Press Association (1989).cite web|url=http://www.alsayeronline.com/lexuse/lexushistory.asp|title=Lexus awards history|date=2007|accessdate=2007-05-15]

*Winner of luxury sedan comparison test. Lexus LS 400, "Automobile Magazine" (November 1989). The LS 400 outscored rival models from Audi, BMW, Infiniti, and Mercedes. [Davis, David E. Comparison: Audi V8, BMW 535i, Infiniti Q45, Lexus LS400, Mercedes-Benz 300E. "Automobile Magazine," November 1989, p. 64-72.]

*First Place in luxury sedan comparison test. Lexus LS 400, "Car and Driver" (December 1989). The Lexus flagship triumphed over competitors from Audi, BMW, Cadillac, Infiniti, Jaguar, and Mercedes-Benz.Bedard, Patrick. Comparison Test: Showdown "Car & Driver", Vol. 35, Issue 6, December 1989]

*Best of What's New: Best Car. Lexus LS 400, "Popular Science" (1989). [2nd Annual Best of What's New. "Popular Science", December 1989.]

*Car of the Year Japan. LS 400, Japan Car of the Year (JCOTY) awards (1989-1990). This award was given to the UCF10 model, then sold as the Celsior in Japan.

*Winner of luxury sedan comparison test. Lexus LS 400, "Consumer Reports" (June 1990). The Lexus LS bested flagships from BMW, Infiniti, and Lincoln, with the authors concluding that the "LS 400 was simply the finest car the magazine has ever tested." [New auto benchmarks road tests: Lexus LS400, Infiniti Q45, BMW 535i, Lincoln Continental. (cover story) "Consumer Reports", June 1990, Vol. 55 Issue 6, p. 410-412.]

*Ten Best List. Lexus LS 400, Ten Best awards, "Car and Driver" (1990).

*Top Ten Imports. Lexus LS 400, "Motor Trend" (1990). In the luxury sedan category. [Top Ten Import New Car Buys. "Motor Trend", November 1990.]

*Best Luxury Sedan. Lexus LS 400, Driver's Choice Awards, "MotorWeek" (1990).

*"Wheels" Car of the Year. Lexus LS 400, Car of the Year awards, "Wheels Magazine" of Australia (1990). [cite web|url=http://www.wheelsmag.com.au/wheels/site/articleIDs/C40CA2CB6C8577F1CA257285001E7302?open&template=domWheels|title=Wheels' COTY the real McCoy|last=Gable|first=Chris|2006-12-04|accessdate=2007-05-15]

*Edison New Product Award. Lexus LS 400, American Marketing Association (1990). [Nuts & Bolts. "The Atlanta Journal" and "The Atlanta Constitution", March 23, 1990, p. S5.]

*Top Ten All-Stars. Lexus LS 400, "Automobile Magazine" All-Stars (1990, 1991). [Davis, David E. 1990 All-Stars, "Automobile Magazine," January 1990.]

*Car of the Year. Lexus LS 400, Canadian Car of the Year awards, selected by the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (1991).cite web|url=http://www.ajac.ca/english/ccoty/winners_by_year.asp?lang=1|title=AAJC winners by year|date=2007|accessdate=2007-05-15] At the same awards, the LS 400 was also named "Best New Luxury Sedan."

*Lowest Overall Injury Claim Rate for Luxury Cars., U.S. Highway Loss Data Institute (1991, 1992). [Larger Automobiles Still Rated Safer. The Frederick News-Post, Frederick, Maryland, September 24, 1991.]

*Top Ten Models in Initial Quality. Lexus LS 400, J.D. Power and Associates (1992, 1993, 1994).

*Best Import Car of 1993. Lexus LS 400, "Robb Report" (1993).

*Best in Class. Lexus LS 400, "Kiplinger's Personal Finance" (1993). In the "Over $30,000" category.

*Best of What's New in Automotive Technology. Lexus LS 400, "Popular Science" (December 1994).

*Design and Engineering Award. Lexus LS, "Popular Mechanics" (1995, 2001). [cite web|url=http://www.theautochannel.com/news/press/date/20001101/press029800.html|title=Popular Mechanics Announces Winners of Design & Engineering Awards 2001|accessdate=2007-04-08|format=HTML|publisher=Autochannel/Popular Mechanics|date=2000-11-01]

*Winner of luxury sedan comparison test. Lexus LS 400, "Motor Trend" (1997). In a comparison test against its Infiniti rival, the Lexus flagship was named "the benchmark of Japanese luxury vehicles." [DeMere, Mac. Road Test: Lexus LS 400 vs. Infiniti Q45t. "Motor Trend", March 1997, p. 83-88.]

*Most Appealing Premium Luxury Car. Lexus LS, J.D. Power and Associates (1997, 1998, 2001, 2005). From the J.D. Power Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout Study. [cite web|url=http://www.jdpower.com/corporate/news/releases/pressrelease.asp?ID=173 |title=J.D. Power and Associates 2001 Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study|accessdate=2007-04-08|format=HTML|publisher=J.D. Power|date=2001-10-01] [cite web|url=http://www.jdpower.com/corporate/news/releases/pressrelease.aspx?ID=2005174|title=J.D. Power and Associates 2005 Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study|accessdate=2008-06-04|format=HTML|publisher=J.D. Power|date=2005-09-21]

*24 Most Important Vehicles of the 20th Century. Lexus LS 400, "Automobile Magazine" (1996, 2005).

*"Ward's" 10 Best Engines. LS 400 "1UZ-FE" V8 engine, 10 Best Engines awards, "Ward's AutoWorld" (1998, 1999, and 2000). [cite web|url=http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m3165/is_n1_v34/ai_20228268/pg_7|title=Revved up! The 10 best engines of 1998|publisher=Ward's Auto World|last=Visjic|first=Bill|date=1998-01|accessdate=2007-05-15] [cite web|url=http://www.wakeworld.com/News/99Toyota1.asp|title=1999 "Ten Best Engines" in the world by Ward's Auto World and Ward's Engine and Vehicle Technology Update|date=1999-01-19|publisher=WakeWorld |accessdate=2007-05-15] [cite web|url=http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0FJN/is_6_34/ai_60086968/pg_5|title=10 Best Engines 2000|publisher=Ward's Dealer Business|date=2000-02|accessdate=2007-05-15]

*Editors' Most Wanted Award. Lexus LS 400, in the fullsize $40,001-$55,000 class, from Edmunds.com (1999). [cite web|url=http://www.edmunds.com/reviews/mostwanted/1999/60988/article.html|title=Editors' Most Wanted Vehicles for 1999|accessdate=2008-04-13|format=HTML|publisher=Edmunds|date=1999]

*Finest Luxury Sedan In America. Lexus LS 430, Automotive Marketing Consultants, Inc. comparison test (2002). The LS 430 competed against ten other luxury models, including the Mercedes S500 and the BMW 750iL, and placed first in three out of seven categories: NVH, ergonomics, and utility. The LS 430 was also the quietest car in the comparison, with an idle reading of just 31.1 dB in the front seat. [ cite web|url=http://www.theautochannel.com/news/2002/02/11/035624.html|title=AMCI Declares Lexus LS 430 `Finest Luxury Sedan in America`|accessdate=2002-11-02|format=HTML|publisher=Autochannel|date=2007-04-08]

*Five-Star Rating for theft deterrence. Lexus LS 430, UK national automotive insurance research centre Thatcham (2001, 2002, and 2003). The LS 430 was the only vehicle to receive Thatcham's highest rating in 2001, and also achieved the highest rating in following years. [cite web|url=http://www.nurs.co.uk/news/briefs/briefs_5stars170204.html|title=5-star elite of car security|publisher=Norwich Union Risk Services|format=HTML|date=2004-02-14|accessdate=2007-04-09]

*Highest security rating. Lexus LS 430 (perfect 100 scores), "What Car?" Security Supertest (2002, 2003, 2004, 2005). The LS 430 was the top-ranked vehicle in the Security Supertest in each year tested. [cite web|url=http://www.motoring.co.za/index.php?fArticleId=2333747|publisher=motoring.co.za|title=Top Japanese cars score 100% in security tests|date=2004-12|accessdate=2007-04-29] [cite web|url=http://www.whatcar.co.uk/news-article.aspx?NA=212739|title=What Car? Security Supertest 2005|date=2004-12|publisher=What Car?|accessdate=2007-04-29]

*Best Sound System in Cars Over $30,000. LS 430 Mark Levinson premium sound system, Edmunds.com (2002, 2004, and 2005 consecutively). [cite web|url=http://www.edmunds.com/reviews/list/top10/101037/article.html|title=Edmunds Top 10 Sound Systems in Cars Over $30,000|accessdate=2007-04-08|format=HTML|publisher=Edmunds.com|last=DiPietro|first=John|date=2007-04-08]

*Interior of the Year Award. Lexus LS 430. 2nd Annual Car & Truck Interior of the Year Awards, "Auto Interiors Magazine" (2001). [cite web|url=http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/prnewswire/access/73024760.html?dids=73024760:73024760&FMT=ABS&FMTS=ABS:FT&date=May+15%2C+2001&author=&pub=PR+Newswire&desc=Lexus+LS+430%2C+Oldsmobile+Silhouette+Premiere+Win+2001+Interior+of+the+Year+Awards+at+The+Detroit+Auto+Interiors+Show&pqatl=google
title=Lexus LS 430, Olds. Silhouette Premiere Win 2001 Interior of the Year Awards at The Detroit Auto Interiors Show|date=2001-05-15|accessdate=2007-08-05
]

*Most Wanted Car Award. Lexus LS 430, in the large luxury class, from Edmunds.com (2002). [cite web|url=http://www.theautochannel.com/news/2001/10/19/031213.html|title=Most Wanted Car Awards For 2002|accessdate=2007-04-08|format=HTML|publisher=Autochannel/Edmunds|date=2002-10-19]

*Best to Hold Value Award. Lexus LS 430, Kelley Blue Book (2001, 2002, and 2003). [cite web|url=http://www.carfax.com/DP_Rpt_Links/KBB_Award_Winners.cfm#2001|title=CARFAX - Kelley Blue Book-Models to Best Hold Its Value|accessdate=2007-04-08|format=HTML|publisher=Carfax|date=2001]

*Best Luxury Car Over $40,000. Lexus LS 430, "Automobile Magazine" (2001, 2002). [cite web| url=http://www.automobilemag.com/features/awards/2002lexusls430/|title=2002 Best Luxury Car Over $40,000 - Lexus LS 430|date=2002|accessdate=2007-05-31|publisher=Automobile Magazine]

*#1 ranking in luxury sedan comparison test. Lexus LS 430, "Consumer Reports" (2003). The LS 430 was the top pick and highest recommended model in a comparison of flagship sedans from Audi, BMW, Jaguar, Lexus, and Mercedes-Benz. [A Question of Balance: Luxury Sedans. "Consumer Reports", November 2003, Vol. 68 Issue 11, p. 56-63.]

*Most Satisfying. Lexus LS 430, "Consumer Reports" (2001-2006). The LS 430 has been named as the most satisfying vehicle in the luxury car category in each year of production, [cite web|url=http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/cu-press-room/pressroom/archive/2005/04/eng0504sat.htm?resultPageIndex=1&resultIndex=5|title=Consumer Reports Most Satisfying vehicles, 2005|date=2005-03|publisher=Consumer Reports|accessdate=2007-05-19] [cite web|url=http://www.consumerreports.org/main/content/special/press_release.jsp?CONTENT%3C%3Ecnt_id=914599&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=156209|title=Consumer Reports Most Satisfying vehicles, 2006|date=2006-04|publisher=Consumer Reports|accessdate=2007-05-19] and has also been named most satisfying vehicle overall. [cite web|url=http://autos.yahoo.com/consumerreports/article/owner_satisfaction.html|title=Consumer Reports Tips & Advice - Owner Satisfaction|date=2006-05|publisher=Yahoo Autos|accessdate=2007-05-19] [cite web|url=http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/cu-press-room/pressroom/archive/2004/04/eng0404sat.htm?resultPageIndex=1&resultIndex=9|title=Consumer Reports Most Satisfying vehicles, 2004|date=2004-03|publisher=Consumer Reports|accessdate=2007-05-19]

*First Place in $70,000 luxury sedan comparison test. Lexus LS 430, "Car and Driver" (December 2003). The LS 430 took first place ahead of competing vehicles from Audi, BMW, Jaguar, Mercedes-Benz, and Volkswagen, with reviewers pointing to the LS 430's ride quality, highway performance, interior design, and technology as winning factors. [cite web|url=http://www.caranddriver.com/comparisons/7359/70000-luxury-sedans-page7.html|title=$70,000 Luxury Sedans - Comparison Tests, "Car & Driver", December 2003|accessdate=2007-04-08|format=HTML|publisher=Car & Driver|last=Bedard|first=Patrick|date=2003-12]

* "Best Car We Ever Tested." Lexus LS 430, "Consumer Reports" (2004, 2005). The Lexus LS 430 received the highest overall vehicle ratings in "Consumer Reports" independent testing and customer reviews. [cite web|url=http://www.businessweek.com/innovate/content/sep2005/id20050915_721163.htm|title=Lexus LS 430: More Luxury for Less|accessdate=2007-04-08|last=Peterson|first=Thane |format=HTML|publisher=BusinessWeek|date=2005-09-16]

*Best Luxury Car. Lexus LS 430, "Kiplinger's Personal Finance" (2001-2006). The Lexus LS has received "Kiplinger's" "First in Class" rating for six consecutive years. [cite web|url=http://www.consumersearch.com/www/automotive/used-luxury-cars/index.html|title=ConsumerSearch Luxury Car Ratings & Reviews|publisher=ConsumerSearch|date=2006|accessdate=2007-05-15]

*Best in Safety for Cars $40,000 and Over. Lexus LS 430, "Kiplinger's Personal Finance" (2005). [cite web|url=http://www.kiplinger.com/personalfinance/features/archives/2004/11/40over.html|title=2005 Car Buyer's Guide|accessdate=2007-04-08|format=HTML|publisher=Kiplinger's|date=2004-11]

* Best Overall Value. Lexus LS 430, in the luxury class, "Intellichoice" (2004, 2005). [cite web|url=http://www.theautochannel.com/news/2004/02/04/179275.html|title=IntelliChoice Best Overall Value Award Winners For 2004 Model Year Vehicles; Cars, Trucks and SUVs Honored at Chicago Auto Show|accessdate=2007-04-08|format=HTML|last=Peterson|first=George|publisher=IntelliChoice|date=2006-09-26]

*Motorist's Choice Award. Lexus LS 430, AutoPacific and "Intellichoice" (2006). [cite web|url=http://blog.vehiclevoice.com/2006/09/motorists_choice_awards_a_new.html#more|title=AutoPacific Motorist's Choice Awards - a New Benchmark Rating Automotive Excellence|accessdate=2007-04-08|format=HTML|publisher=AutoPacific|date=2007-04-08]

*Polk Automotive Loyalty Award. Lexus LS, in the prestige luxury car category (2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, and 2007). R. L. Polk & Co.. automotive marketing research firm, awarded the Lexus LS for its high rate of repeat customers. [cite web|url=http://usa.polk.com/Company/Loyalty/loy_2003.htm|title=Polk Automotive Loyalty Award Winners|accessdate=2007-04-08|format=HTML|publisher=R.L. Polk & Co.] [cite web|url=http://www.reuters.com/article/pressRelease/idUS146399+23-Jan-2008+PRN20080123
title=Polk Automotive Loyalty Award Winners Announced|date=2008-01-23|publisher=Reuters|accessdate=2008-04-13
]

*Best Overall Luxury Sedan. Lexus LS 430, ConsumerSearch's review of "Best Luxury Cars" (September 2006). [cite web|url=http://www.consumersearch.com/www/automotive/luxury-cars/index.html|title=review of Best Luxury Cars September 2006|accessdate=2007-04-08|format=HTML|publisher=ConsumerSearch|date=2006-10]

*Most technological features of any vehicle. Lexus LS 460, in the North American market, according to automotive research firm TRG (2006). The LS Series had more features than the newly launched Mercedes S-Class and 2006 BMW 7-Series. [ cite web|url=http://news.digitaltrends.com/article10425.html|last=Marchetti|first=Nino|title=TRG Proclaims Lexus LS-460 Most Techie Car|accessdate=2007-04-08|format=HTML|coauthors=Telematics Research Group, Inc.|publisher=Digital Trends News|date=2006-05-16]

*Best Value in Luxury Cars. Lexus LS 460, "Kiplinger's Personal Finance" (2007). [cite web|url=http://www.kiplinger.com/magazine/archives/2007/06/drivetime.html|title=Drive Time - Best Value in Luxury Cars: LS 460|date=2007-06|publisher=Kiplinger's Personal Finance|last=Solheim|first=Mark|accessdate=2007-06-11]

*Best Value in America, prestige luxury segment. Lexus LS 460 L, Vincentric, LLC (2007). Automotive data analysis firm Vincentric, LLC selected the LS in its 2007 Best Value Awards. [cite web|url=http://www.vincentric.com/bvia_2007/prestige_luxury.asp|title=Best Value in America - Prestige Luxury|accessdate=2007-04-08|format=HTML|publisher=Vincentric, LLC|date=2007]

*Best of What's New in Automotive Technology. Lexus LS 460, "Popular Science" (December 2006). [cite web| url=http://www.popsci.com/popsci/flat/bown/2006/product_30.html|publisher=Popular Science|title=PopSci's Best of What's New 2006|date=2006-12|accessdate=2007-05-16]

*Automotive Excellence Award. Lexus LS 460, in the luxury category, from "Popular Mechanics" (2007). [cite web|url=http://www.popularmechanics.com/automotive/new_cars/3871487.html?page=5|title=PM Automotive Excellence Awards 2007|accessdate=2007-04-08|format=HTML|publisher=Popular Mechanics|date=2006-10]

*Tech Car of the Year. Lexus LS 460 L, CNET Car Tech Awards (2006). Technology reviews site CNET.com recognized the Lexus LS for its sound system, navigation, NavTraffic, Bluetooth integration, and self-parking technology, naming it the most technologically advanced vehicle of the year. [cite web|url=http://reviews.cnet.com/4520-10846_7-6673053-2.html?tag=txt|title=2006 CNET Car Tech Awards|accessdate=2007-04-08|format=HTML|publisher=CNET|date=2007]

*Car of the Year Japan. Lexus LS 460, Japan Car of the Year (JCOTY) awards (2006-2007). The fourth generation LS took the top prize among 10 finalists in a competition juried by Japan's top automotive journalists. [cite web|url=http://www.jcoty.org/press/press.html#1111|title=2006-2007 Car of the Year Japan|accessdate=2007-04-08|format=HTML|publisher=Car of the Year Japan|date=2006-11-18|language=Japanese]

*Limo of the Year. Lexus LS 600h, "Top Gear's" Car of the Year awards (2006). [cite web| url=http://www.topgear.com/content/news/stories/1429/|title=Top Gear Car of the Year: the final shortlist|date=2006-12-13|publisher=Top Gear|accessdate=2007-05-15]

*Auto 1 Innovation Prize 2007. Lexus LS 460, "Auto Bild" "Auto 1" awards (2007). The German automotive magazine selected the LS 460's Advanced Pre-Crash Safety System for the innovation award, mentioning specifically its infrared cameras, front and rear radar sensors, and pedestrian/driver detection systems. [cite web|url=http://www.prnewswire.co.uk/cgi/news/release?id=192479 |title="Auto 1" Awards, Auto Bild Group|accessdate=2007-04-08|format=HTML|publisher=Auto Bild|date=2007-03-07] An "Auto Bild" safety comparison with the rival Mercedes-Benz S-Class found the LS the overall winner. [cite web|url=http://www.autobild.de/test/neuwagen/artikel.php?artikel_id=12920|title=Auto Bild Safety Comparison LS460 vs. S550|accessdate=2007-04-09|publisher=Auto Bild|language=German|date=2006-12-05|format=HTML]

*Masuda Award for Outstanding Product. Lexus LS 460, Japan's "Best of 10 New Products Awards," Japanese manufacturing industry (2007). [cite web|url=http://www.moriseiki.com/english/mail/partners/de0703x68a.html|title=2006 (49th) 10 Best New Products Awards|publisher=Digital Partners|date=2007|accessdate=2007-05-16]

*Auto Color Award 2007. Lexus LS 460, Japan Fashion Color Association (JAFCA) awards (2007). The LS 460 was selected for its exterior design and paint schemes. [cite web|url=http://autos.goo.ne.jp/special/event/2006/jafca/index.html|title=9th Auto Color Awards 2007|language=Japanese|accessdate=2007-05-16|date=2006-12-07]

*"Ward's" Interior Awards - Best Overall Comfort. Lexus LS 460 L, Interior of the Year Awards, "Ward's AutoWorld" (2007). [cite web|url=http://www.minivans.autoblog.com/2007/06/07/whaa-big-3-wins-big-in-wards-interior-of-the-year-awards/
title=Ward's Interior of the Year Awards|date=2007-06-07|publisher=Autoblog|last=Neff|first=John|accessdate=2007-06-10
] "Ward's" editors evaluated 34 nominated vehicles for general and special achievement categories, including Best Overall Comfort, during a two-month process.

*Best in Show - Interior of the Year Awards. Lexus LS 460 L, 8th Annual Auto Interiors Show 2007, sponsored by "Ward's AutoWorld" (2007). [cite web|url=http://www.autointeriors.com/autointeriors07/public/Content.aspx?ID=115&sortMenu=109000&exp=4%2F9%2F2007+1%3A44%3A41+PM
title=Ward's Interior of the Year Awards|date=2007-06|publisher=Auto Interiors|accessdate=2007-07-25
] At the Auto Interiors Show 2007, held on June 6-7 in Detroit, Michigan, attendees voted the Lexus LS 460 L as having the best vehicle interior out of all automobiles displayed on the show floor.

*Best Interior Styling. Lexus, luxury sedan category, Kelley Blue Book (2007). [cite web|url=http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=109&STORY=/www/story/06-04-2007/0004600651&EDATE=|title=Best Interior Styling Among New Vehicle Brands Named in Consumer Perception Study|date=2007-06-04|publisher=Kelley Blue Book|accessdate=2007-06-10] Following the introduction of the Lexus LS 460 and LS 460 L, results from Kelley Blue Book's Brand Watch 'Interior Styling' study indicated that new car buyers regarded Lexus as having the best interior styling among luxury sedans.

*World's Most Beautiful Automobile Awards. Lexus LS 600h, Limousine category, L’Automobile più Bella del Mondo (2007). At the 15th Annual L’Automobile più Bella del Mondo (World's Most Beautiful Automobile) awards, held at Sforzesco Castle in Milan, the LS 600h and LS 460 scored the first and second spots, respectively, in juried competition. [cite web|url=http://www.virtualcar.it/?p=6342|title=Assegnato a Milano il premio L’Automobile più Bella del Mondo 2007
date=2007-11-09|publisher=Virtual Car|language=Italian|accessdate=2007-11-18
]

*Highest-Rated Sound System. Lexus LS 460, MSN Autos (2007). [cite web|url=http://autos.msn.com/advice/article.aspx?contentid=4024826|title=Sound Designs: The Latest News in Stock Audio Systems|date=2007|publisher=MSN Autos|last=Newcomb|first=Doug|accessdate=2007-09-10] Among a field of stock audio offerings from Acura, Audi, BMW, Infiniti, Lexus, and Mitsubishi, the Lexus LS received the highest scores overall, with its Mark Levinson system rated best for both sound quality and ergonomics.

*Best Luxury Car Premium Stereo. Lexus LS 460 L, "Car Audio & Electronics" (2007). [cite web|url=http://www.caraudiomag.com/testreports/0704_cae_luxury_car_premium_stereo/index.html
title=Luxury Car Premium Stereo - High-End Audio Featuring 2007 Acura MDX with ELS Surround, 2007 Lexus LS460L with Mark Levinson, 2007 Audi S8 with Bang & Olufsen|date=2007-08|publisher=PRIMEDIA|last=Oh|first=Ben|coauthors=Thorson, Casey|accessdate=2007-09-10
] The automotive audio and technology magazine conducted a three-way comparison of Audi's Bang & Olufsen, Lexus' Mark Levinson, and Acura's ELS Surround sound systems. The Lexus Mark Levinson Reference Surround Sound System received the highest scores in each category, including audio quality, ergonomics, and navigation.

*Best Luxury Sedan. Lexus LS 460 and LS 460 L, Driver's Choice Awards, "MotorWeek" (2007). The automotive television program selected the LS over its German competitors for its integration of advanced technology and driving qualities, with special mention of the long wheelbase and hybrid models. [cite web|url=http://www.mpt.org/motorweek/dc2007/05.shtml|title=Motorweek 2007 Driver's Choice Awards|date=2007|publisher=Motorweek|accessdate=2007-05-15]

*Motorist's Choice Award - Premium Luxury Car. Lexus LS 460 and LS 460 L, AutoPacific and "Intellichoice" (2007). [cite web|url=http://www.intellichoice.com/motorists_choice/awards/year/2007/award_category/premium_luxury_car|title=2007 Motorist Choice Awards: Premium Luxury Car Winners|accessdate=2007-07-25|format=HTML|publisher=Intellichoice|date=2007-07-25] The Lexus LS was also named the top overall winner of the Motorist's Choice Awards, out of the 25 categories of vehicles selected for recognition. [cite web|url=http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070729/BUSINESS01/707290578/1014|title=Toyota, GM tops in Motorists Choice Awards|accessdate=2007-07-29|format=HTML|publisher=Detroit Free Press|date=2007-07-29]

*Premium Luxury Car, Vehicle Satisfaction Award. Lexus LS 460, "AutoPacific" (2007). In the survey firm's Vehicle Satisfaction Awards, the LS 460 tied for first place in the Premium Luxury Car category, as rated by luxury car owners. [cite web|url=http://www.thecarconnection.com/Auto_News/Daily_Auto_News/Ford_Scores_Again_in_Satisfaction_Survey.S173.A12455.html?pg=3|title=AutoPacific 2007 Vehicle Satisfaction Awards|date=2007-06-10|publisher=Car Connection|last=Eisenstein|first=Paul|accessdate=2007-06-11]

*Most Wanted Sedan Over $60,000. Lexus LS 460, Consumers Most Wanted Awards, Edmunds.com (2007). [cite web|url=http://www.edmunds.com/reviews/consumersmostwanted/2007/index.html|title=Consumers' Most Wanted Vehicles for 2007|date=2007-05|publisher=Edmunds.com|accessdate=2007-05-07]

*Winner of Ultra-Lux comparison test. Lexus LS 460 L, "Consumer Reports" (2007). In the consumer affairs magazine's Ultra-Luxe Faceoff, the Lexus LS 460 L bested the rival Mercedes-Benz S550, achieving a 99-point overall test score out of a possible 100 points. [cite web|url=http://www.tradingmarkets.com/.site/news/Stock%20News/660776/
title=Consumer Reports Ultra-Luxe Faceoff Results|date=2007-11|publisher=Consumer Reports/Trading Markets|accessdate=2007-09-28
]

*Winner of $1 million luxury sedan comparison test. Lexus LS 460, "Drive" (2007). The LS 460 was named the best luxury car over competitors from Audi, BMW, Holden, and Mercedes-Benz, with reviewers noting the LS 460's quality, equipment, drivetrain, and technology as strong points. [cite web|url=http://www.drive.com.au/Editorial/ArticleDetail.aspx?ArticleID=41330|title=Drive $1million road test|date=2007-06-29|publisher="The Sydney Morning Herald"|last=Butler|first=Glenn|accessdate=2007-06-29]

*Best Luxury Car. Lexus LS 460 and LS 600h, "Fleet World" Honours (2007, 2008). Presented first at the Royal Automobile Club in London in May 2007. [cite web|url=http://www.easier.com/view/News/Motoring/Lexus/article-116704.html|title=Lexus LS wins Best Luxury Car in Fleet World Honours|date=2007-05-18|accessdate=2007-05-18|publisher=Easier Motoring UK] In 2008, the LS was a repeat winner at the "Fleet World" Honours as Best Luxury Car.cite web|url=http://www.newcarnet.co.uk/Lexus_news.html?id=7984|title= New awards for Lexus LS|date=2008-05-14|publisher=NewCarNet.co.uk|accessdate=2008-05-18]

*Most Respected - Luxury Car of the Year. Lexus LS 460, International Car of the Year awards (2007). The LS 460 outranked all same-class competitors.cite web|url=http://www.roadandtravel.com/awards/2007/awardsbg/awardsbg_luxury.htm|last=Hindes|first=Martha|title=2007 ICOTY Most Respected Luxury Car of the Year|accessdate=2007-04-08|format=HTML|publisher=Road & Travel|date=2007-01-06]

*Best Engineered Vehicle. Lexus LS 460, from the official journal of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), "Automotive Engineering International" (2007). [cite web|url=http://www.sae.org/servlets/productDetail?PROD_TYP=PAPER&PROD_CD=1-115-4-88|title=:Lexus LS 460: AEI's Best Engineered Vehicle for 2007|publisher=Society of Automotive Engineers|date=2007-04|accessdate=2007-04-09]

*International Car of the Year. Lexus LS 460, International Car of the Year (ICOTY) awards (2007). The LS 460 outranked all competition to be crowned 2007 Car of the Year at the North American International Auto Show in January 2007.

*World Car of the Year. Lexus LS 460, World Car of the Year (WCOTY) awards, New York International Auto Show (2007). The jurors found the LS to be the embodiment of the Lexus "pursuit of perfection."cite web|url=http://www.wcoty.com/media/?release=32&year=2007|title=Lexus LS 460 - 2007 World Car of the Year|accessdate=2007-04-08|format=HTML|publisher=World Car of the Year|date=2007-04-05]

*CAA Pyramid Award for Safety Innovation. Lexus LS 600h L, Canadian Automobile Association (CAA) and CAA-Quebec. (2008). For the Advanced Pre-Collision System on the LS Series. [cite web|url=http://www.canadiandriver.com/news_2008/01/18/080118-7.htm|title=Lexus awarded 2008 Pyramid Award for Innovation in Safety|date=2007-01-18
publisher=Canadian Driver|accessdate=2008-04-13
]

*Top Ten Least-Polluting Luxury Cars. Lexus LS 600h L, "Forbes" Autos (2008). The LS ranked in the top three next to the RX 400h and GS 450h, measured by tailpipe emissions. [cite web|url=http://www.forbesautos.com/advice/toptens/least-polluting-luxury-cars-story.html|title=Top 10 Cars That Pollute the Least|date=2008|publisher=ForbesAutos|last=Gorzelany|first=Jim|accessdate=2008-04-13]

*Security Award. Lexus LS, "Fleet World" Honours (2008). Awarded for anti-theft protection, based on ratings from UK national automotive insurance research centre Thatcham.

*"Chauffeur" Car of the Year. Lexus LS 600h L, "The Chauffeur" magazine (2008). In the £50-100k segment, the LS hybrid won versus competitors from Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz. [cite web|url=http://www.autoblog.com/2008/04/10/jag-xj-and-lexus-ls-named-chauffeur-coty/
title=Jag XJ and Lexus LS named Chauffeur CotY|date=2008-04-10|publisher=Autoblog|last=Joseph|first=Noah|accessdate=2008-04-13
]

*Best Dream Machine. Lexus LS 600h L, Driver's Choice Awards, "MotorWeek" (2008). Named along with the Audi R8 and Bentley Continental GT Speed, in the category for vehicle purchases where money is no object. [cite web|url=http://www.mpt.org/motorweek/dc2008/14.shtml|title=Motorweek 2008 Driver's Choice Awards|date=2008|publisher=Motorweek|accessdate=2008-04-13]

*Best Luxury Sedan. Lexus LS 460 L, "Consumer Reports" (2008). From the publication's Top Picks 2008 list. [cite web|url=http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/cars/new-cars/news/2007/04/top-picks-for-2007-4-07/overview/0704_top-picks-2007.htm|title=Consumer Reports - Top Picks 2008|accessdate=2008-02-27|format=HTML|publisher=Consumer Reports|date=2008-02]

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