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 such as the BMW 5 Series and Mercedes E-Class, the current GS pulls it off. Engaging to drive yet with a supple ride, it's roughly on the same page as its German competition.
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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 parking assist is excellent and accurate. The collision avoidance system while in cruise control is very responsive and avoids on again, off again cruise control when in heavy hi speed traffic.It has a steering wheel shaker when you inadvertently leave your lane, really nice. I'm most impressed with the rapid acceleration from start, I've always had a V8 and this vehicle exceeds that."

JOE L., GA (2016 Lexus GS)

"Love the way it handles. So much better than the es which I previously had. Gas mileage too low"

Anonymous, CT (2016 Lexus GS)

"style"

BONNIE O., FL (2016 Lexus GS)

"The 3.5 liter engine is more than enought to get going when needed."

Daniel B., CA (2016 Lexus GS)

"sharp and preditable"

Anonymous, BC (2016 Lexus GS)

"All wheel drive very responsive and handling in adverse weather is not a problem"

Beverly L., VA (2016 Lexus GS)

"very responsive for a four door"

Thomas S., FL (2016 Lexus GS)

"All wheel drive. It feels solid and handles well"

Michael S., WA (2016 Lexus GS)

"For a large car, this lexus handles extremely well. The engine always seems eager to go. Cornering is precise and you are always in complete control."

Henry M., NH (2016 Lexus GS)

"cost"

John R., GA (2016 Lexus GS)

"Acceleration is awesome. Handling very accurate. A/C blower too small for car. Takes too long to cool off"

Anonymous, TX (2016 Lexus GS)

"Have owned several Lexus vehicles over the past 25 years and have never been disappointed in the quality and safety of the vehicles. This 3.5 L engine is very quick, responsive. I't handling saved our lives in 2016 when a large truck tire with rim rolled in front of us while driving 65 mph on the fwy. The car took the beating and left us safe. The tire/rim ripped through the underside of the car causing extensive damage and totaling the car. So this is our second one --only sad part was we were unable to get the pretty red color my Husband liked so much. Great car!"

Anonymous, CA (2016 Lexus GS)

"Acceleration and driving my Lexus is a real pleasure, a 6 cylinder engine that has the performance of an 8 cylinder. The collision avoidence system, the cruise control plus anti collision is superb. Parking the car at any location with the parking assist and back up camera is extremely good, Shaking the steering when lane changing is excellent."

Anonymous, GA (2016 Lexus GS)

"Good---Acceleration and handling, as well as powerful brakes Questionable --- lack of a better response from the automatic transmission, slow shifting"

Eugene M., CA (2016 Lexus GS)

"Great handling, responsive & great acceleration."

Anonymous, CT (2016 Lexus GS)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"I bought the car because it has the feature that extends the size of the driver seat. Excellent."

Anonymous, FL (2016 Lexus GS)

"good back support"

BONNIE O., FL (2016 Lexus GS)

"Quiet Ride, good acceleration"

Anonymous, CA (2016 Lexus GS)

"The only problem is that the Lexus is so smooth and quiet, you need to check the speedometer or the car will run away from you."

Henry M., NH (2016 Lexus GS)

"this Lexus GS450h is the most comfortable vehicle I have ever owned it does everything very well(quiet, strong, handling, design, fit & finish, ride, sound system, lighting (inside & out. It is just a beautiful vehicle. The reliability is next and if it proves to be what Lexus is famous for it will be 100%. Thanks for asking."

Anonymous, ON (2016 Lexus GS)

"sport seats are horrible uncomfortable, too narrow. They should be adjustable. Not all butts are the same size, Asian men are small and narrow. It should be an option"

Anonymous, TX (2016 Lexus GS)

"Quiet ride except for the soft growl when accelerateing"

Daniel B., CA (2016 Lexus GS)

"As a luxury car my Lexus has more road and wind noise than my previous Cadillac had. In addition the ride is somewhat more bumpy.."

Anonymous, GA (2016 Lexus GS)

"Typical for Lexus, it is very comfortable to drive my car in the city."

Jun L., MD (2016 Lexus GS)

"Super comfy"

Anonymous, FL (2016 Lexus GS)

"Seats are 18 way adjustable and comfortable when you make the right adjustments. Noise is not an issue, very quiet, ride and handling are excellent"

Gary H., ON (2016 Lexus GS)

Value

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

What Owners Say

"Car is overpriced for what you get. If Toyota had an all wheel drive sedan I would switch. Car has a good ride and exceleration but does Toyota. Lexus does not provide maintenance for its high price whereas Toyota does include maintenance."

Anonymous, NY (2016 Lexus GS)

"The MSRP for this car was $50,000 and it doesn't have, leather seats, heated or cooled seats. At this price those items are to be expected. I've owned 6 Lexus vehicles and this may be the last because of the lack of standard equipment."

KEVIN S., FL (2016 Lexus GS)

"Reliability has been off the charts. Not one issue."

Anonymous, FL (2016 Lexus GS)

"Luxury look and feel"

Anonymous, FL (2016 Lexus GS)

"Well made vehicle with proper maintance problem free."

Anonymous, CT (2016 Lexus GS)

Styling

How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"Hate the black interior. Shows every speck of dust"

Anonymous, CT (2016 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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