2022 Lexus LS Hybrid
Powertrain and Fuel Economy
The hybrid powertrain in the 2022 LS 500h consists of a 3.5-liter V6 gasoline engine (equipped with Lexus Multistage Hybrid Drive) and an electric motor that combine to produce a robust 354 hp. Its transmission combines an electronically controlled continuously variable transmission (eCVT) and a four-speed automatic to lend the desirable feeling of a 10-speed automatic. It’s also equipped with paddle shifters and a drive mode selector (Sport S+, Custom, and EV). All-wheel drive is standard. According to the EPA’s estimates, the ’22 LS 500h achieves 22 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway.
The ’22 LS 500h provides a quiet and luxurious drive with its adaptive variable air suspension and an interior that’s fit for royalty. Its quilted-stitch semi-aniline leather seats are power-adjustable and heated/ventilated in the front row, with cushion extenders; the second-row outboard seats are power-reclining and remote-adjustable with position memory. The driver also gets to enjoy a massage setting and a heated and leather-wrapped steering wheel, while everyone will appreciate the enhanced interior heater and four-zone Climate Concierge with climate-comfort front and rear outboard seats. There are also power front seatbelt buckles, power rear- and side-window sunshades, and a rear-seat center armrest with a 7-inch touchscreen controller. Some other highlights of this extraordinarily outfitted full-sized sedan are adaptive triple-beam LED headlights with washers, rain-sensing windshield wipers, a windshield wiper de-icer, auto-dimming side mirrors, a moonroof, a hands-free trunk, keyless access, a 24-inch head-up display, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.
The multimedia system in the ’22 Lexus LS 500h has a generous 12.3-inch touchscreen and every feature you could ask for: navigation, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio streaming, an onboard Wi-Fi hotspot, dynamic voice recognition, Amazon Alexa, and a 23-speaker Mark Levinson audio system with surround sound which is a new addition for this model year. The Lexus Enform app is also included so that you can monitor and control various vehicle functions using your smartphone.
Advanced Driver-Assist Technology
As mentioned in the intro, the recently unveiled Lexus Teammate system provides semi-autonomous driving on certain roadway categories (Advanced Drive) and automates parking (Advanced Park). The 2022 LS 500h is set up as well with the Lexus Safety System+ 2.5 suite, containing a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, lane tracing assist, lane departure alert with steering assist, road sign assist, all-speed dynamic radar cruise control, and automatic high beams. Also standard are a blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert, a surround-view camera system, and active parking assist with automatic emergency braking.