2009 Lexus LS 460 AWD
Lexus has already offered up an all-wheel drive version of its top-line LS sedan, but only in the LS 600h hybrid. The all-wheel drive system now comes to the rest of the lineup, and on both the long and short wheelbase versions of the LS 460. Normally, we’re all for all-wheel drive versions of cars, since we like the enhanced stability in foul weather and generally more neutral handling. However, we’re not entirely sold on the new Lexus system. First, it adds weight, a common lament against AWD. However, the V-8 engine puts out less power in the AWD versions of the big Lexus sedan. More weight but less power? Hmmm....
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