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

"Acceleration is good. Handing is awkward. Safety features (e.g., cross traffic sensor, AND auto-stop) do not seem to work - even after visits to dealer."

Anonymous, MD (2017 Lexus GS)

"The Lexus GS acceleration and handling is excellent."

Anonymous, MS (2017 Lexus GS)

"Very nice ride, comfortable but not sluggish"

Anonymous, TX (2017 Lexus GS)

"Although I stay in the Eco Mode the car is eager and responsive. AWD gives yet a further level of security."

Roger M., PA (2017 Lexus GS)

"The car has excellent control entering curves and straight line acceleration. It is fun to drive. This is our 5th GS!"

Vincent H., MS (2017 Lexus GS)

"It handles different than most Lexus products"

Anonymous, AL (2017 Lexus GS)

"Solid road feel; tight steering & suspension, esp. in Sport+ mode. Accelerates well and has all the safety sensor bells & whistles"

Steve K., TX (2017 Lexus GS)

"The FSport that I own has a sports transmission that will really get up and go on the highway. The sports mode also engages tighter suspension for better handling."

Dee C., TX (2017 Lexus GS)

"The car handles wonderfully, with great Acceleration in sport mode"

Joe R., TX (2017 Lexus GS)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"The seats are comfortable and the road noise greatly reduced. Provides a refined touring experience."

Roger M., PA (2017 Lexus GS)

"The FSport that I own has comfortable sporty seats. Driver side has 16 position adjustments while the passenger still has 10. Like all Lexus I have owned, it is very quiet in the cabin."

Dee C., TX (2017 Lexus GS)

"Seems somewhat like a Toyota instead of a Lexus concerning ride and noise"

Anonymous, AL (2017 Lexus GS)

"Very noisy for a "luxury" car. The road and acceleration noise is my main complaint."

Dennis C., TX (2017 Lexus GS)


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

What Owners Say

"two-year ease price is high."

Anonymous, LA (2017 Lexus GS)

"The 2017 Lexus GS 350 replaced the 2012 GS 350 which I also bought new. The older GS 350 had a lot of features that are not available on the new GS."

R C., TX (2017 Lexus GS)

"Car drives well, weel designed, comfortable, handles well. Just overall a great car"

Anonymous, NJ (2017 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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