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

"The car handle the road really well. I could drive around the world with the acceleration and the handling."

Anonymous, TX (2014 Lexus GS)

"Excellent handling and acceleration"

Anonymous, GA (2014 Lexus GS)

"Perfect balance of power and economy. Always enough power to pass especially in sport mode and good fuel economy while highway cruising (25mpg aver this year). V6 is not as entertaining as an Infiniti G37 V6 but gets better mpg."

David J., CA (2014 Lexus GS)

"It has the perfect blend of acceleration and passing speed. It does not handle like a sports car, but it handles confidently so that I never worry in any situation. he short turning radius is fantastic for getting into and out of spots. The size is ideal, neither too big nor too small"

Stephen D., FL (2014 Lexus GS)

"A little sluggish but it drives just fine"

Anonymous, FL (2014 Lexus GS)

"Very fast, fantastic control, sort comfortable"

Anonymous, WA (2014 Lexus GS)

"The acceleration and handling is what sold me on this car. It has great value."

Anonymous, NC (2014 Lexus GS)

"Good handling but poor mileage"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Lexus GS)

"Great acceleration,great ride,AWD for bad weather, loooks great , fully loaded with options,very little wind noise& worth the money spent."

Anonymous, IL (2014 Lexus GS)

"Handling is very good without sacrificing ride comfort. Acceleration is acceptable but not as good as competing models from other manufacturers. AWD system is excellent in all condtions."

Anonymous, ON (2014 Lexus GS)

"Awesome acceleration. Drives like a dream."

Scott W., TX (2014 Lexus GS)

"Great acceleration with terrific handling. Fun to drive."

Anonymous, TX (2014 Lexus GS)

"Powerful, fast, secure, handling, ride, manual performance adjustments."

Anonymous, CA (2014 Lexus GS)

"Nice car handles great with options & is quick"

Kathleen W., OR (2014 Lexus GS)

"Accelleration is excellent. Handling is excellent."

Michael G., CA (2014 Lexus GS)

"All wheel drive gives a secure feel even in rainy conditions."

Anonymous, TX (2014 Lexus GS)

"Seems tight and controlled when driving"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Lexus GS)

"Acceleration is very good. Handling is excellent. There is a slight lag when accelerating, but not enough to be an issue. Still wish Lexus/Toyota would offer V8 engine."

Michael G., TX (2014 Lexus GS)

"Extremely powerful and responsive acceleration and handling."

Victor A., CA (2014 Lexus GS)

"The car is very responsive when you push the accelerator and is very quick to respond to steering changes."

H O., SC (2014 Lexus GS)

"Drives very well. Very smooth operation. Good acceleration, handling at speed and braking. What more do you need. Fuel milage (requires premium) could be better."

Anonymous, NE (2014 Lexus GS)

"My Lexus GS is the F sport model. It is designed for the drive enthusiast. The handling is very tight in the "sport" mode, which I use all of the time. The gearing is lower and the acceleration is exhilarating."

Anonymous, PA (2014 Lexus GS)

"For the price, 60k, I think there should be more power. A lot of cheaper sedans offer more. Handling is top notch and sport plus mode really makes it engaging. It handles much better than the 5 series or E class, as I drove both."

Anonymous, MI (2014 Lexus GS)

"Handles wells, seats need to be more comfortable on long trips (8 - 12 hours). Navigation and voice system should have updates after six months and continue to be updated for years."

Anonymous, AZ (2014 Lexus GS)

"Handles and accelerates like a sports car"

Anonymous, NY (2014 Lexus GS)

"Has the power that I wanted. Great acceleration."

JANE S., TX (2014 Lexus GS)

""F" option. Very responsive auto."

Anonymous, FL (2014 Lexus GS)

"Although replaced when it recalled, the electronic throttle control, in contrast to early years mechanical ones, it way too sensitive. It remains as a major irritant to driving pleasure."

GARY B., VA (2014 Lexus GS)

"This vehicle should have had the option of a V8 Six cylinder is barely OK"

BUD R., WA (2014 Lexus GS)

"Accelerates well and handles well."

T N., PA (2014 Lexus GS)

"Handles tight and responsive because of the firmer suspension on the F Sport model. And the bigger tires. However the downside is more tire noise and a bumpier ride for a luxury car. Feels more like a M2 than a GS350"

David L., TX (2014 Lexus GS)

"Acceleration is competitive, but engine needs to be revved to get ready response. The six-speed automatic transmission is sometimes slow and reluctant to respond, resulting in some additional downshifts when attempting a two-lane pass, for instance. Refinement could be better. Handling is quite good, but steering feels a bit soft, it could use a bit more precision on initial turn-in, but it still is very good."

James K., PA (2014 Lexus GS)

"Great acceleration and handling, with sporty engine sound in the cabin."

Anonymous, MN (2014 Lexus GS)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"A very comfortable car to drive, especially for long distances."

Anonymous, FL (2014 Lexus GS)

"Cooled seats"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Lexus GS)

"the 18 way adjustable seats in the luxury package are incredible most comfortable seat ever"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Lexus GS)

"I get a decent amount of noise from the different materials that make up the center console rubbing against each other on bump roads."

James W., AZ (2014 Lexus GS)

"Excellent comfort and driving experience."

Anonymous, AZ (2014 Lexus GS)

"Seats are amazing."

Anonymous, ON (2014 Lexus GS)

"Seats are very comfortable, but the front doors open really wide and hard to reach to close."

Anonymous, NH (2014 Lexus GS)

"The GS350 has the perfect balance of sport and luxury. Seats are wide and comfortable but not sloppy or unsupported. Ride is is controlled without being too stiff and still smooth. Noise is not library quiet but it has ultra sport summer tires."

David J., CA (2014 Lexus GS)

"the car is comfortable for long distances, but I would not want to be in the back seat - not enough foot room"

Stephen D., FL (2014 Lexus GS)

"Very good and quiet"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Lexus GS)

"Vert comfortable seats. Quiet and smooth ride. Very comfortable vehicle."

Anonymous, TX (2014 Lexus GS)

"Quiet, smooth, comfortable ride"

Wes H., FL (2014 Lexus GS)

"The car has great comfort seating and the cabin is sound proof."

Anonymous, TX (2014 Lexus GS)

"The leather seating surfaces are low quality; the leather should be softer, and more supple. The cushioning in the seats is way too firm. They should use either softer springs, foam cushioning, or a mix of both. This is very noticeable on any trip over 100 miles long. I've noticed this summer that the ventilated seats are not ventilating very well. I do not remember this problem last summer. My guess is that the air being drawn into the seats is bringing the dust and carpet fibers from under the seats into ventilating system and clogging the passages or vent holes in the seat. They probably need some type of changeable air filter, just like any other system that moves air around. Techs at the dealership tell me that my car is working better than other cars whose owners complained about their ventilated seats. If that is the case, it's probably not worthwhile spending the money to get the option unless you're going to trade car in after 25,000 miles."

Brian S., CA (2014 Lexus GS)

"I purchased this car for my wife. Her top criteria for a new car was very comfortable seats. This Lexus met that criteria. She is very pleased with the climate control, heated seats and heated steering wheel."

BRUCE B., NV (2014 Lexus GS)

"We have the F Sport variant, and it has a clunky, noisy suspension, in which the stiffness is mere pretense toward an inauthentic "sportiness"."

GREGG F., NY (2014 Lexus GS)

"I love that the driver seat is adjustable 16 ways. The adjustable side bolsters really hold me in. Very sporty. But the seat bottom has no lateral springs, it's just a layer of foam on a steel pan. I have sciatica and the seat becomes uncomfortable after 2 hours. My last car, a '14 Accord Touring Hybrid was more comfortable on long trips."

DAN W., OH (2014 Lexus GS)

"I have not had a luxury vehicle with better seats than this Lexus. The F sport seat adjustments can be fine tuned for my exact comfort. I particularly like the bolsters for holding my body in tight curves."

Anonymous, PA (2014 Lexus GS)

"just rides great and relibility"

C E., NC (2014 Lexus GS)

Value

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

What Owners Say

"Very reliable. Low incidence of maintenance repairs."

Anonymous, AZ (2014 Lexus GS)

"compared to competition (BMW, etc) I think Lexus is better value"

Michael F., BC (2014 Lexus GS)

"It's a great car for a person who likes Sport-style driving and I got it with a great discount."

Anonymous, CT (2014 Lexus GS)

"Like previous Lexus cars, there has been no mechanicl or electrical problem at all. Climate control is good. Visibility is adequate. Safety features are good. Driving quality is very good."

Michael G., CA (2014 Lexus GS)

"Excellence in: quality, fit and finish details, overall design, materials, performance and value."

PEDRO V., FL (2014 Lexus GS)

Styling

How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"The 2014 GS has the least objectionable front end of all the Lexus sedans I've seen."

JAMES J., NE (2014 Lexus GS)

"I love the inside styling. I do not like the outside styling. Even though it is the sport model, the look is too common. It looks like a lot of other makes. I get it mixed up frequently."

Anonymous, TX (2014 Lexus GS)

"Good"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Lexus GS)

"nothing"

C E., NC (2014 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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