Like many luxury limos these days, the LS is a five-seater but is optimised for four. The centre armrest holds the controls for the air-conditioning, seat reclining, audio entertainment and window curtains, but folds up and out of the way to accommodate a third person sitting on the rear bench. It’s not the most comfortable of seats but will do for short distances.
The two actual individual seats though, are as good as they come, with leather and cushioning that’s plush and very relaxing to settle into. Legroom is also expansive.
It’s arguably better from the driver’s seat, as unless you sprung for the S$40k more expensive Ultra Luxury specification which also adds a 11.6-inch rear LCD entertainment screen and a sliding ottoman leg rest for the left rear seat, the only seats with massage functions are the two in the front.
The main touchscreen and user interface has been updated over the original, but Lexus’ touchpad on the centre console is still something of an acquired taste. It’s not as intuitive as some other systems from other brands, but these days you can simply use the touchscreen directly anyway.
The front seats have plenty of motors hidden in them and can be adjusted in more ways than you would think possible, including side bolster adjustments should you want to start driving the LS like a sports car. The one option that’s conspicuously missing though is a wireless phone charging deck, but there’s the superb Mark Levinson audio system that’s one of the best audio systems we’ve ever heard fitted into a car.