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Driven Car Reviews

The New York Times automotive contributor Tom Voelk looks at all things automotive. Driven is the first podcast to ever win an Emmy Award. That and nearly unanimous 5 star reviews are a good sign this is worth your time. Subscribe today!

Jun 15, 2020

The LS sedan was the first Lexus built from the ground up to be a Lexus. 30 years and five generations later it still coddles its owners. And unlike the first one, it can now be had with a “multi stage” hybrid powertrain. Does this tech make for a better luxury sedan? Tom Voelk drives the slightly updated 2020 LS500h AWD, which means it has the hybrid system instead of the twin-turbo V6 and all of the wheels are driven (it’s also available with rear-wheel drive).