The Lexus GS incorporates the convenience of a midsize, four-door sedan with sporty handling, giving the Japanese luxury car builder a competitor to the BMW 5 Series and Cadillac CTS. After a redesign in 2013, the GS finally had the looks to compete with the higher-class models in its segment. What's more, the addition of an optional F Sport package makes the GS 350 and even more fun car to drive.
What's New for 2015
Only a few years removed from a full redesign, the GS 350 carries over into the 2015 model year with limited changes. These include a new multimedia system that is accessed through an eight-inch screen and standard 18-inch wheels in place of last year's 17-inch rollers.
Choosing Your GS 350
Lexus has a rather simple selection process for its GS 350, as there are no traditional trim levels to choose from. Rather, there is a single trim level and five option packages to choose from, ranging from $190 to $5,745.
Under the hood of all GS 350s is a 3.5-liter V6 that produces 306 horsepower at 6,400 rpm and 277 pound-feet of torque at 4,800 rpm. The sedan comes standard with rear-wheel drive, but an all-wheel drive system is available. In rear-wheel drive guise, the GS 350 starts out at $48,600; its all-wheel drive variant starts at $50,850.
As standard, the GS 350 comes well-equipped with 18-inch wheels, HID headlights, walnut interior trim, leather seating, 10-way power front seats, an eight-inch central control screen, Bluetooth, push-button start, Siri Eyes Free Mode, and a 12-speaker audio system. Options for the GS include blind-spot monitoring with cross-traffic alert, heads-up display, Intuitive Park Assist, a power trunk lid and a Mark Levinson audio system with 17 Green Edge speakers and 835 watts.
On top of the standalone options, the GS 350 is available with four optional packages: