This version of the rear-wheel drive GS offers powerful engines, but it isn't a great sports sedan.
Handling is unexceptional and the suspension transmits stiff kicks from road bumps.
The interior is neat and functional, but strangely antiseptic.
However, as you'd expect from Lexus, it is well constructed, luxurious and most controls are easy to use.
Still though, passenger room is tight and the driving position is flawed.
The V6 isn't as strong as some competitors; though a V8 is optional.
A hybrid arrived for 2007.
For 2010, the GS came with active front restraints, which move forward in response to the occupant's pressure on the seatback; this further reduces head travel and the potential for whiplash injury.