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The GS competes well, delivering a balanced combination of ride, handling, quietness, and roominess. Engaging to drive, the car's good handling and The GS competes well, delivering a balanced combination of ride, handling, quietness, and roominess. Engaging to drive, the car's good handling and taut yet supple ride fare well against German rivals. Its strong 3.5-liter V6 returned 21 mpg overall in our tests. Rear-drive versions get an eight-speed automatic, and AWD versions get a six-speed automatic. A hybrid with a CVT is also available. Interior space is on par for the class, and the cabin is nicely furnished. A distracting mouselike controller works the infotainment systems. A rear-drive 200t with a turbo four-cylinder and a high-performance GS F with a 467-hp V8 are available. For 2017, the Lexus Safety System+ is standard, including automatic emergency braking and blind-spot monitoring.

Road Test

While past versions of the GS midsized luxury sedan struggled to reconcile the brand's trademark isolating plushness with the fun-to-drive verve found in competing class leaders such as the BMW 5 Series and Mercedes E-Class, the current GS pulls it o...

Highs

  • Successfully combines Lexus luxury with agile handling
  • Consistently well-above average reliability

Lows

  • Frustrating mouselike controller for infotainment system
  • Fuel economy below par

Best Version to Get

We'd stick with the regular GS 350. Get all-wheel drive if winter poses a problem where you live. If you want the more aggressive looks and slightly sharper reflexes of the F Sport, it doesn't impose much sacrifice in comfort -- but most will be plenty happy with the regular car. To us, the...

Specifications

Seating
2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
AWD , Rear
Warranty
  • Basic: 4 year/50,000 miles
  • Powertrain: 6 year/70,000 miles
  • Rust through: 6 year/unlimited
  • Roadside aid: 4 year/unlimited
Body Styles
sedan
Transmissions Available
  • CVT
  • 6-speed Automatic
  • 8-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 2-liter 4 turbo (241 hp)
  • 3.5-liter V6 (311 hp)
  • 3.5-liter V6 hybrid (338 hp)
  • 5-liter V8 (467 hp)

Ratings

Safety
Performance
Comfort / Convenience
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