The 2019 Lexus LS is a large luxury sedan, and it is the flagship of the Lexus line, but it is also bucking a trend — the explosive growth of luxury crossover suvs. For two decades there was no doubt that the largest sedan of any luxury brand would also be its flagship model. Now, though, the predominance of luxury suvs have relegated sedans to also-ran status.
Still, Lexus has invested its LS 500 and LS 500h with immense amounts of new technology, making their traditional virtues of quiet, comfort and dependability that much more robust. The sedan was completely revamped for the 2018 model year, but for 2019, there are several significant enhancements. Most notable among those changes is the addition of Lexus Safety System 2.0 as standard equipment. LSS+ 2.0 offers additional safety to the driver and passengers. And while the LS adds technological capabilities, it also takes its emphasis on hand-craftsmanship to a new level.