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, this iteration of the GS pulls it off. Engaging to drive, yet offering a supple ride, it's roughly on the same page as its German competition. The GS 350 has a punchy V6 powertrain and is linked to a smooth transmission.
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Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"Decent acceleration and handling. Good all around performer. Can handle driving at the race track, around town, and on long road trips."

DAVID F., TX (2013 Lexus GS)

"Excellent acceleration and silky smooth shifting at all speeds. I like the option of paddle shifting and/or manual shifting. Love how the GS 350 drives!"

STEVE S., GA (2013 Lexus GS)

"The infomation and gps is hard to understand."

HAROLD T., IL (2013 Lexus GS)

"I previously owned an 2010 Infiniti M35, that performed better, but the ride is smother in the Lexus which my wife prefers"

ROBERTO S., CA (2013 Lexus GS)

"When I am stopped on a down hill and release the brake and accelerate, the car hesitates before acceleration."

Anonymous, PA (2013 Lexus GS)

"quick!"

Anonymous, PA (2013 Lexus GS)

"Excellent handling in snow and on ice"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Lexus GS)

"good"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Lexus GS)

"Acceleration, handling, and overall performance and responsiveness (F-Sport model) are exceptional. This car is a joy to drive."

Anonymous, FL (2013 Lexus GS)

"Great comfort, ease of handling."

JACK B., TX (2013 Lexus GS)

"Very quick & responsive, excellent quiet ride."

LARRY S., IN (2013 Lexus GS)

"Great style, acceleration, handling"

GULSHAN M., AZ (2013 Lexus GS)

"Very fast acceleration"

DAVID B., CA (2013 Lexus GS)

"Easy handling especially on curves. Great acceleration when needed"

Anonymous, OR (2013 Lexus GS)

"I find it great when trying trying to get out of a tight situation."

Anonymous, AL (2013 Lexus GS)

"Good balance of ride and handling"

CHI W., CA (2013 Lexus GS)

"Very smooth & quiet. With AWD handles well in the rain & inclement weather. A pleasure. This is my 3rf Lexus & 2nd GS"

Anonymous, MD (2013 Lexus GS)

"Very responsive"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Lexus GS)

"I love the car, looks great, comfortable and fun to drive. I don't like having to put premium gas in it however."

RONALD J., IL (2013 Lexus GS)

"Handles beautifully."

C C., CA (2013 Lexus GS)

"Comfort and quite"

JOHN C., MO (2013 Lexus GS)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"I previously owned a Lexus LS400 1999 - the most comfortable riding car I have ever owned. Loved it in all respects. The GS is a sportier car with an equally sporty ride. Much "harder" ride. Not uncomfortable, but different."

NORM T., CA (2013 Lexus GS)

"The seats in this car are by far the best we've ever had. With the memory functions and the adjustability (including the side bolsters and the articulating back adjustment) they are fantastic. The climate control is a bit off, but the dealer assures me that it's "typical". In the winter when you're calling for heat, the system blow cold air when it's set on automatic. You can "fix" this by switching to manual control and playing with the controls. I feel this is something that needs correct"

Anonymous, TN (2013 Lexus GS)

"comfort and noise"

Anonymous, LA (2013 Lexus GS)

"Three things: (1) Quiet Cabin: can have normal conversation even at high speeds. (2) Soft Ride: can drive to the race track, spend all weekend driving the course, and then drive back home in comfort. (3) Comfortable Seats: I have a back issue (pinched nerve in spine) and have extreme difficulty sitting for any length of time in most seats, including car seats. This is one of the few vehicles--I've tried many--that I can sit in for long road trips and still be able to stand up and walk afterwards"

DAVID F., TX (2013 Lexus GS)

"I like the bolster option on the seats plus the ability to manipulate both driver and passenger seats"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Lexus GS)

"Smooth, quiet ride."

C C., CA (2013 Lexus GS)

"Comfortable seats with air and heat options. Car rides nice and handles well. No issues with vehicle in 4 years."

TODD M., MD (2013 Lexus GS)

"By far the most comfortable car seats I have ever sat in. 16 way powered seats, lumbar etc."

HEATH K., NJ (2013 Lexus GS)

"too small in the cabin -hard to get in/out--am only 180#"

KENNETH K., OH (2013 Lexus GS)

Value

Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

"This car has 47000 miles on it. It is nice and heavy and doesn't have a lot of bells and whistles on it to go wrong. It is VERY comfortable and quiet riding. This an excellent car for the price, which is steep but worth it. I'm amazed with the mileage we get, mostly in town driving."

JACK B., TX (2013 Lexus GS)

"The car is great to drive. I enjoy the ride."

HAROLD T., IL (2013 Lexus GS)

"Resale value is good and the vehicle is extremely dependable."

TODD M., MD (2013 Lexus GS)

"I always buy one year old pre certified cars. Best value for the car"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Lexus GS)

Styling

How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"This is a beautifully styled car. However, some backroom group of pinheads decided that all of these cars in this area had the be equipped with an add-on rear spoiler. After what I'm sure were countless hours of styling work, some clown came up with this "J.C.Whitney" add-on that ruins the beautiful lines. What makes it worse is that it's bolted on through the trunk lid making removal an expensive task."

Anonymous, TN (2013 Lexus GS)

"Still dislike the front end styling on the current Lexus line-up."

H H., FL (2013 Lexus GS)

"Good. Although car 4 years old, I still frequently get complimented that it's a great looking car"

GARY L., GA (2013 Lexus GS)

"Very nice design"

DAVID B., CA (2013 Lexus GS)

"First time I were asked is this the new Lexus?"

CHI W., CA (2013 Lexus GS)

"Interior styling is very good. The exterior goes from bland to awful (front grill}"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Lexus GS)

"ugly styling. BMW, Audi, and Mercedes look far better"

PARITOSH P., TX (2013 Lexus GS)

"Very quiet, extremely comfortable riding. Power of engine aided me in preventing me being Hit."

Anonymous, OR (2013 Lexus GS)

"Well designed exterior & interior. Comfort of Seat outstanding, excellent interior design, great navigation screen."

LARRY S., IN (2013 Lexus GS)

Would you buy this car again?

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Percentage of owners who would definitely purchase that same vehicle again. Owner-satisfaction Ratings are determined by the percentage of those who answered "definitely yes" to the question asked by the Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey "Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get this car if you had to do it all over again?". If we don’t have sufficient data, a similar model might be used to form the owner-satisfaction score.
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