2019 Lexus GS
Ratings & Reliability
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. The strong 3.5-liter V6 returned 21 mpg overall in our tests. Base models, named GS 300, use a less exciting 241-hp turbo four-cylinder. 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 a par with the class, and the cabin is nicely furnished. A distracting mouselike controller works the infotainment system. A high-performance GS F with a 467-hp V8 is also available. The Lexus Safety System+ is standard, and it includes automatic emergency braking and blind spot warning.