2020 Bentley Flying Spur vs. 2020 Lexus LS Series

Detailed Review, Specifications & Comparison

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Safety

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To provide maximum traction and stability on all roads, All-Wheel Drive is standard on the Flying Spur. But it costs extra on the LS Series.

An active infrared night vision system optional on the Flying Spur helps the driver to more easily detect people, animals or other objects in front of the vehicle at night. Using an infrared camera and near-infrared lights to detect heat, the system then displays the image on a monitor in the dashboard. The LS Series doesn’t offer a night vision system.

Both the Flying Spur and the LS Series have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front and rear side-impact airbags, driver and front passenger knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, front and rear seatbelt pretensioners, height adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, blind spot warning systems, rearview cameras, available crash mitigating brakes, lane departure warning systems, around view monitors and rear cross-path warning.

Warranty

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The Flying Spur comes with a full 3-year/unlimited-mile basic warranty, which covers the entire car and includes 24-hour roadside assistance. The LS Series’ 50,000-mile basic warranty expires sooner.

Fuel Economy and Range

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The Flying Spur has 2.1 gallons more fuel capacity than the LS Series’ standard fuel tank (23.8 vs. 21.7 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups. The Flying Spur has 1.6 gallons more fuel capacity than the LS Series Hybrid’s standard fuel tank (23.8 vs. 22.2 gallons).

Transmission

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The Flying Spur offers a standard sequential manual gearbox (SMG). With no clutch pedal to worry about and a fully automatic mode, an SMG is much more efficient than a conventional automatic but just as easy to drive. The LS Series doesn’t offer an SMG or a conventional manual transmission.

The Flying Spur’s launch control uses engine electronics to hold engine RPM’s precisely in order to provide the most stable and rapid acceleration possible, using all of the available traction. The LS Series doesn’t offer launch control.

Brakes and Stopping

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For better stopping power the Flying Spur’s brake rotors are larger than those on the LS Series:

Flying Spur

LS Series

LS Series F-Sport

Front Rotors

16.5 inches

14 inches

15.7 inches

Rear Rotors

15 inches

13.1 inches

14.1 inches

Tires and Wheels

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For better ride, handling and brake cooling the Flying Spur has standard 21-inch wheels. Smaller 19-inch wheels are standard on the LS Series. The Flying Spur’s optional 22-inch wheels are larger than the 20-inch wheels optional on the LS Series.

Suspension and Handling

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The front and rear suspension of the Flying Spur uses air springs for a smoother, controlled ride than the LS Series, which uses coil springs. Air springs maintain proper ride height and ride more smoothly.

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Flying Spur’s wheelbase is 2.7 inches longer than on the LS Series (125.7 inches vs. 123 inches).

For better maneuverability, the Flying Spur’s turning circle is .5 feet tighter than the LS Series’ (36.3 feet vs. 36.8 feet). The Flying Spur’s turning circle is 3.1 feet tighter than the LS Series AWD’s (36.3 feet vs. 39.4 feet).

Passenger Space

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The Flying Spur has 2.6 cubic feet more passenger volume than the LS Series (102 vs. 99.4).

Ergonomics

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To quickly and conveniently keep personal devices charged without cables tangling and wearing out, the Bentley Flying Spur offers an optional wireless phone charging system (Qi) in the center console. The LS Series doesn’t offer wireless personal charging.

The Flying Spur’s optional Park Assist can parallel park or back into a parking spot by itself, with the driver only controlling speed with the brake pedal. The LS Series doesn’t offer an automated parking system.

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