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Champaign Lexus LS Named Best Overall Vehicle

A Lexus dealership in Champaign received good news this week when Consumer Reports announced the Lexus LS 460 as the Best Overall Vehicle of 2009. Consumer Reports scored the LS 460 99 out of 100, saying the 2009 LS 460 “provides a luxurious, uncompromising driving environment.”

Peoria, IL, May 02, 2009 --( Out of more than 300 vehicles the auto publication tested, the 2009 Lexus LS 460 led the way after examining each vehicle’s road-test score, reliability and safety.

Available at Lexus of Peoria, the premier Lexus dealership in Central Illinois, the 2009 LS 460 offers all-wheel drive, the most notable upgrade from the 2008 model.

Luxury options abound for the 2009 Champaign Lexus LS 460. The interior boasts leather and wood trim and a 16-way power driver’s seat, part of that no-compromises driving ambiance that makes this vehicle the best around. Then there is the Executive Class Seating Package, which, among other features, includes: four-zone independent front and rear air conditioning, rear-door power sunshades with a fixed rear console and foldout table and a right-rear seat that comes with an ottoman leg rest and an enhanced massage mode. Additional features come along with the 2009 model year, like a 19-speaker surround-sound system and intuitive parking assist, which enables the car to parallel-park with little help from the driver, which is good news for music aficionados and bad parkers alike.

Sales managers at the Champaign Lexus dealership said the 2009 LS 460 is the most luxurious model they have ever seen come through the Champaign Lexus car dealer. With features like voice-activated HDD Navigation System with backup camera, Bluetooth technology, XM Satellite Radio and real-time traffic capability their sentiments are understandable.

A 4.6-liter V8 gives all the acceleration any car buyer would want at 380 horsepower, and an air-suspension system glides the 2009 Lexus LS 460 along the road as if there were no bumps at all. Not only does the LS 460 feature an ultra-powerful direct-injection 380 horsepower, 4.6-liter V8, Lexus has supplemented it with the world’s first eight-speed automatic transmission. What Lexus calls an advanced “adaptive variable suspension” smoothes out all of the road surface's imperfections so that the driver feels a ride free of bumps.

Lexus is renowned for its commitment to safety, and that is apparent in the LS 460. The LS 460 is decked out with stability control, antilock disc brakes, traction control, front-seat side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags, front-seat knee airbags and optional rear-seat side airbags. Another option is the pre-collision system, like that being offered on a few other new cars, that senses an impending impact and engages braking assistance and retracts seatbelts. The Lexus LS 460 scored the highest rating of "Good" for its protection in frontal offset impacts in crash testing conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

The 2009 Lexus LS 460 is available in with every option at the Lexus Champaign dealer, Lexus of Peoria, the most convenient Lexus dealership Champaign has to offer and the only source for the Lexus LS 460 among all Peoria new car dealers.

About Lexus of Peoria:

Lexus of Peoria is part of the Pearl Automotive Group which has been in the Central Illinois Automotive industry for over 30 years. Pearl Automotive is a part of the Pearl Companies, a privately held, multifaceted organization located in Peoria Heights, IL, that also includes Pearl Insurance, Pearl Technology, Pearl Benefits, Pearl Carroll & Associates LLC, and W.B. Griffin & Son. For more information visit:

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Lexus of Peoria
Keri Reilly
309 689 3000
7401 N Allen Rd,
Peoria, IL 61614,

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