autoevolution
compare with...
Pick brand
  • AC
  • ACURA
  • ALFA ROMEO
  • ALPINE
  • ARIEL
  • ARO
  • ARTEGA
  • ASTON MARTIN
  • AUDI
  • AURUS
  • BENTLEY
  • BMW
  • BRISTOL
  • BUFORI
  • BUGATTI
  • BUICK
  • CADILLAC
  • CATERHAM
  • CHEVROLET
  • CHRYSLER
  • CITROEN
  • CUPRA
  • DACIA
  • DAEWOO
  • DAIHATSU
  • DATSUN
  • DeLorean
  • DODGE
  • DONKERVOORT
  • DR MOTOR
  • DS AUTOMOBILES
  • EAGLE
  • FERRARI
  • FIAT
  • FISKER
  • FORD
  • FSO
  • GEELY
  • GENESIS
  • GMC
  • GTA Motor
  • HINDUSTAN
  • HOLDEN
  • HONDA
  • HUMMER
  • HYUNDAI
  • INFINITI
  • ISUZU
  • JAGUAR
  • JEEP
  • Karma
  • KIA
  • KOENIGSEGG
  • KTM
  • LADA
  • LAMBORGHINI
  • LANCIA
  • LAND ROVER
  • LEXUS
  • LINCOLN
  • LOTUS
  • Lucid Motors
  • Mahindra
  • MARUSSIA
  • MARUTI SUZUKI
  • MASERATI
  • MAYBACH
  • MAZDA
  • MCLAREN
  • MERCEDES BENZ
  • Mercedes-AMG
  • MERCURY
  • MG
  • MINI
  • MITSUBISHI
  • MORGAN
  • NIO
  • NISSAN
  • OLDSMOBILE
  • OPEL
  • PAGANI
  • PANOZ
  • PERODUA
  • PEUGEOT
  • Pininfarina
  • PLYMOUTH
  • Polestar
  • PONTIAC
  • PORSCHE
  • PROTON
  • QOROS
  • RAM Trucks
  • RENAULT
  • RIMAC
  • RIVIAN
  • ROLLS-ROYCE
  • SAAB
  • SALEEN
  • SAMSUNG
  • SANTANA
  • SATURN
  • SCION
  • SEAT
  • SKODA
  • SMART
  • SPYKER
  • SSANGYONG
  • SUBARU
  • SUZUKI
  • TATA MOTORS
  • TESLA
  • TOYOTA
  • TVR
  • VAUXHALL
  • VOLKSWAGEN
  • VOLVO
  • WIESMANN
  • ZENDER
  • Zenvo
Car video reviews:

Segment: Large

Lexus introduced the second generation of the LS model in late 1994 as a 1995 model-year on the U.S. market.

While the first LS generation stood on the market for five years, the second generation lasted for six years. The Japanese premium carmaker tried and succeeded in improving the model, despite the overall appearance. It looked somehow similar, but it was different from tip to toe.

It's classic styling with a three-box sedan shape was typical for a luxury sedan from those times. The front fascia featured a broad rectangular grille and same-shape headlights with corner-mounted parking lights. Its plastic, wrapped-around bumper sported the turn signals on the upper side, on the corners, while the lower part included a center grille. At the back, the taillights were split between the rear quarter panels and the trunk lid.

Inside, Lexus added almost two inches to the wheelbase from 110.8" (2814.3 mm) to 112.2" (2849.9 mm), increasing the legroom for the rear seat passengers. Not like they didn't have enough, but on the new model, they could stretch their legs. The carmaker worked hard to improve the soundproofing and transformed the cabin into one of the most silent on the market. Despite the added length and increased sound-deadening materials, the 1995 LS was 209 lbs (95 kg) lighter than its predecessor.

Under the hood, Toyota installed an upgraded 4.0-liter V-8 engine with better fuel efficiency, more power, and more torque. It paired it as standard with a four-speed automatic transmission.
LEXUS LS 1995 - 1997 8 Photos
LEXUS LS (1995 - 1997)LEXUS LS (1995 - 1997)LEXUS LS (1995 - 1997)LEXUS LS (1995 - 1997)LEXUS LS (1995 - 1997)LEXUS LS (1995 - 1997)LEXUS LS (1995 - 1997)LEXUS LS (1995 - 1997)
LEXUS LS 1995 - 1997
  1 gasoline engine
  • 400 V8 4AT (264 HP)

LEXUS LS 400 V8 4AT (264 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  400 V8 4AT (264 HP)
Cylinders
V8
Displacement
3969 cm3
Power
194 KW @ 5400 RPM
264 HP @ 5400 RPM
260 BHP @ 5400 RPM
Torque
269 lb-ft @ 4400 RPM
365 Nm @ 4400 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
155.3 mph (250 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
7.5 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
4-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
225/60WR16
DIMENSIONS
Length
196.85 in (5000 mm)
Width
72.04 in (1830 mm)
Height
56.69 in (1440 mm)
Front/rear Track
61.81/61.81 in (1,570/1,570 mm)
Wheelbase
112.2 in (2850 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.5 in (140 mm)
Cargo Volume
16.3 cuFT (462 L)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3681.71 lbs (1670 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
4817.1 lbs (2185 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
17 mpg US (13.8 L/100Km)
Highway
23 mpg US (10.2 L/100Km)
Combined
19 mpg US (12.4 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
293 g/km
  report a mistake on this page