While not a sales success, the GS is one of Lexus's best sedans and one of the better entries in the midsize luxury class buy successfully melding luxury and sportiness. Engaging to drive yet with 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. Fuel economy, at 21 mpg on premium fuel, is OK for the class but not a standout.
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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

"Unbelievable for a Lexus acceleration and handling"

Tzvetan D., NJ (2018 Lexus GS)

"Very responsive, handles well."

Anonymous, SC (2018 Lexus GS)

"good acceleration; smooth handling"

Anonymous, TX (2018 Lexus GS)

"its a great car and fun to drive. our fourth we have owned."

Clayton K., CA (2018 Lexus GS)

"the only complaint is that- you can not lock in what driving setting[SPORT AND SPORT +] you want to lock in everytime you start your vehical"

Anonymous, CA (2018 Lexus GS)

"Handles (in the "sport mode") like a sports car rather than a mid size sedan."

Anonymous, CA (2018 Lexus GS)

"I leased a 2018 GS because it is essentially the same as my previous 2015 GS. Love the ride and handling that I partially attribute to the rear wheel drive."

Alan C., FL (2018 Lexus GS)

"Beautiful styling throughout. Inside and outside. Great attention to detail."

Anonymous, FL (2018 Lexus GS)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Ride is a little noisy on rough roads"

Anonymous, TX (2018 Lexus GS)

"the ride is very confortable, noise is low so are the front seats"

Anonymous, CA (2018 Lexus GS)

"Very comfortable and quiet. Its what I would expect from a full size luxury vehicle but was surprised to get it in a mid size luxury vehicle."

Anonymous, CA (2018 Lexus GS)

"One can travel over 100 miles in very comfortable seats and a refined ride."

Alan C., FL (2018 Lexus GS)

"Driver's seat is hard and causes me discomfort. The seat edges cup around me and makes it difficult to exit."

Anonymous, OK (2018 Lexus GS)

"don't hear much road noise; seats very comfortable"

Anonymous, TX (2018 Lexus GS)

"Most comfortable driver’s seat I’ve ever had. Seat is adjustable in so many ways. I feel snug and secure when behind the wheel."

Anonymous, NJ (2018 Lexus GS)


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

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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