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 2015 Lexus has a good and smooth handling and good acceleration. The car has good pick up speed."

Anonymous, MD (2015 Lexus GS)

"It drives and accelerates smooth as glass. Very responsive even in economy mode."

Anonymous, VA (2015 Lexus GS)

"Amazing acceleration"

Rick K., SD (2015 Lexus GS)

"Great pick up when required, smooth acceleration, no drifting in and out of corners"

Robert C., ON (2015 Lexus GS)

"Quick acceleration. Handles well."

Anonymous, NY (2015 Lexus GS)

"I love the sport mode option. You can really feel a noticeable difference in the handling when cornering and accelerating."

Anonymous, FL (2015 Lexus GS)

"the V6 has 306 HP, there is a lot of torque with this engine, very responsive when you need the power."

James R., TN (2015 Lexus GS)

"The handling and acceleration is surprisingly robust. Love it."

Jeremy K., IN (2015 Lexus GS)

"Very tight and solid feeling"

Anonymous, NV (2015 Lexus GS)

"Handling and acceleration is great"

Howard W., MA (2015 Lexus GS)

"Excellent acceleration, nimble and reponsive handling"

Anonymous, TX (2015 Lexus GS)

"Great acceleration and handling"

Anonymous, TX (2015 Lexus GS)

"The transmission sometimes doesn’t change gears at appropriate time, stays in low low gear. When I asked the dealer to check it out a mechanic rode with me it did not malfunction while mechanic in car. I explained the problem to him and he said it was because I use mid grade gas rather than premium. I’m no mechanic but I’m pretty sure gas grade doesn’t determine transmission operation. Issue 2: when I’m stopped in traffic I have to exert constant pressure on the brakes or it still moves forward, they checked and determined no problem. I’ve owned or operated at least two hundred vehicles in my years and can’t remember ever having this problem in any vehicle ( 33+ years driving police vehicles, more years driving other company vehicles,etc. )."

Anonymous, AR (2015 Lexus GS)

"Very responsive car."

Anonymous, MA (2015 Lexus GS)

"Excellent pickup and smooth driving"

Anonymous, VA (2015 Lexus GS)

"Handling and confidence of performance"

Russ D., WI (2015 Lexus GS)

"Comfortable and responsive. Handles well on curvy roads"

Anonymous, CA (2015 Lexus GS)

"the handling the best that i have ever driven"

Anonymous, LA (2015 Lexus GS)

"Handles great and great acceleration. Love to drive this car. Great safety features."

Anonymous, LA (2015 Lexus GS)

"smooth"

Anonymous, CA (2015 Lexus GS)

"Effortless driving, feeling as if car is listening to your thoughts, so quick execution of the driving actions is."

Alexander Y., NY (2015 Lexus GS)

"The ride is excellent"

Kenneth C., TX (2015 Lexus GS)

"I like the Lexus. It likes premium gas, though. Worth looking at a hybrid next time. Love the acceleration & handling so far."

M J., MD (2015 Lexus GS)

"Acceleration needs more torque."

Anonymous, VA (2015 Lexus GS)

"Wish I could control only the suspension setting without also the shift patterns and throttle setting."

DARYL M., SK (2015 Lexus GS)

"Handling is not as quick as was the 2004 BMW Series 5 that we traded in."

J K., CA (2015 Lexus GS)

"Accelerator is jerky after stopping."

Anonymous, PA (2015 Lexus GS)

"The car handles great in the turns, no body lean."

RICHARD H., AL (2015 Lexus GS)

"I had an earlier GS300 and thought it was outstanding. The GS350 is far, far better in every way. Truly outstanding in all areas."

Anonymous, OK (2015 Lexus GS)

"Comfortable and quiet ride. Better ride quality and handling when in sport mode. However sacrifice mpg in sport mode."

YVETTE R., PA (2015 Lexus GS)

"Drives very well. Love the selectable driving modes; Normal, Sport, Sport+. Disappointed that eco mode does not do much for economy."

WILLIAM U., CA (2015 Lexus GS)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"she is a gem, ultra quiet, smooth as silk and a perfect ride"

Rex B., FL (2015 Lexus GS)

"It’s the best car I have owned."

Rick K., SD (2015 Lexus GS)

"Seats and ride"

Russ D., WI (2015 Lexus GS)

"Seats very comfortable. Ride great, choice of driving modes (eco, sport) very useful, and fun"

Anonymous, CA (2015 Lexus GS)

"Very quiet ride"

Anonymous, NV (2015 Lexus GS)

"Excellent agility."

Anonymous, NY (2015 Lexus GS)

"Great seat, very quiet, ride is very smooth."

Anonymous, MA (2015 Lexus GS)

"quiet ride with minimum road noise, very smooth ride"

Anonymous, TX (2015 Lexus GS)

"Extremely comfortable ride and fit and finish."

Jeremy K., IN (2015 Lexus GS)

"The ride is very smooth and wuiet"

Anonymous, TX (2015 Lexus GS)

"Excellent driving experience when viewed through the extended road trip lens. The comfortable seats and minimal road noise make trips enjoyable and we arrive with minimal wear and tear."

Anonymous, CA (2015 Lexus GS)

"This is a wonderful car all the way around. Very comfortable seats, great car inside and out. Lots of power, great handling and a great ride. What can I say, I love this automobile. No problams and great service from Lexus."

Anonymous, LA (2015 Lexus GS)

"Just a outstanding car"

Kenneth C., TX (2015 Lexus GS)

"Seat comfort"

KERRY M., CA (2015 Lexus GS)

"Seat comfort is great. Cabin noise is good, but could be reduced just a bit more. Engine noise also could reduced a bit. Ride is good for AWD. Acceleration is good, though needs more torque."

Anonymous, VA (2015 Lexus GS)

"the sides of the driver's seat can be adjusted so that it feels snug and one feels cradled in the seat as it is was "tailored" for the driver."

PHILIP A., NY (2015 Lexus GS)

"good ride, average acceleration"

Anonymous, MO (2015 Lexus GS)

"Very comfortable auto to drive. Excellent for long trips."

Anonymous, GA (2015 Lexus GS)

"Seats, front and back, are very comfortable. Quiet ride. Menu options are easy to learn and navigate, Trim is superior to my previous BMW."

MIKE N., TX (2015 Lexus GS)

Value

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

What Owners Say

"Great value for the money"

Howard W., MA (2015 Lexus GS)

"Great ride - quiet comfortable and with pick up"

Anonymous, TX (2015 Lexus GS)

"We have been fortunate to take advantage of 3 Lexus leasing deals during the last 7 years. History has shown to us that these leases were great price performer deals. Not sure how Lexus made any money on us."

Anonymous, CA (2015 Lexus GS)

"Lot of car for money and an interior with high quality materials."

KERRY M., CA (2015 Lexus GS)

"great ride, good power, and handling. very little warranty book."

ROBERT T., SC (2015 Lexus GS)

Styling

How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"The styling is a too conservative. Would prefer a more aggressive styling."

YVETTE R., PA (2015 Lexus GS)

"Love the inside. The exterior is a little drab"

LARRY M., FL (2015 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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