2013 Lexus GS 350 Car Review Soup

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Lexus GS 350 Review:

Q: When is a not a Lexus?

A: When it arrives as the GS sedan .

The GS, a mid-sized, mid-luxury sedan, is the first of a new line of from the upscale division of Toyota. It has an aggressive new face will become the signature of other Lexus vehicles to ( Editor s note: It will be in February 2012. )

More that, however, it is a different for a relatively young brand has been successful from the

The GS, a mid-sized, mid-luxury sport is the first of a new line of goods the upscale division of Japan’s

From its inception in 1991, aimed to establish itself as an luxury alternative to premier brands like Mercedes-Benz, BMW and It succeeded, but mostly by being

Where the European cars—and offshoot utility vehicles—focused on involvement, Lexus preferred to drivers somewhat at a distance. Its were crafted to do everything and well, like the storied butler, to the point where critics, and even some griped that they feel involved with rides.

It was the automotive equivalent of the dog you instead of you walking the dog.

The changed somewhat with the in 2001 of the Lexus IS models—compact that poked at the 3 Series Audi A4 and Mercedes C-Class. But caught on only with who valued the Lexus dependability than the Germans’ driving

It’s a whole new game the 2013 Lexus GS, which in four different versions: 350 luxury, 350 F-Sport and 450h The GS represents a determined effort to challenge the German brands on own turf, and it largely succeeds.

Even the 450h hybrid, trumpets fuel economy, is a charger on the road and the race with performance nearly from the standard GS and even the which has additional handling and enhancements.

Zero to 60 miles an acceleration times, according the s specifications, are in the sub-six-second range for all even those with drive.

Zero to 60 miles an acceleration times, according the s specifications, are in the sub-six-second range for all even those with drive. Top speeds range 131 to 142.

There no longer are any V8 in the GS models. The most powerful is the 450h, which delivers a 338 horsepower from its 3.5-liter V6 engine boosted by two electric Even with all that the 450h boasts city/highway economy numbers of 29/34 to the gallon.

Other GS models are no slouches, Their 3.5-liter V6 engines 306 horsepower. Rear-drive versions are at 19/28 miles to the gallon all-wheel drivers come in at although obviously not when to 60 in the claimed 5.6 seconds.

But the most difference in the 2013 GS cars is the ambiance and the handling feel. Not to the fine Japanese engineers, but all of the GS mimic Germanic personalities—not those of Mercedes, BMW and Audi.

exhibit a solid, planted with a rigor mortis structure, communicative steering, brakes and a firm but compliant Lexus engineers incorporated a of modifications to deliver the combination. them: high-strength steel and welds in the body, aluminum components and an electric power unit in which the motor around the steering rack.

models also are available the Lexus dynamic handling which includes variable-ratio rear-wheel steering and an adaptive system in concert with and stability control, antilock and 19-inch alloy wheels rear tires that are than those in front.

All GS models also come with four driving normal, sport and sport work with both the s gear-driven continuously-variable transmission and the six-speed automatic transmission, has manual control and steering-wheel shift paddles.

The sport and plus modes tighten the absorbers and the steering feel, as as adjusting the transmission for more performance.

Of course, the track-style enhancements are aimed at the hard-core But the base GS, the focus here, has than enough of everything for the body of customers. Interiors are with embellishments like bamboo wood trim and audio systems from guru Mark Levinson.

The noticeable difference in the 2013 GS is the interior ambiance and the handling

Optional power front even bend in the middle to additional comfort for drivers, and s generous knee and head in the back seat, although the hump and rock-hard padding in the effectively excludes a fifth The trunk is generously sized and but oddly has an exposed C-hinge on the right side that damage luggage. The left is shielded.

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The entry-level GS has a starting of $47,775. With options included a navigation system, windshield wipers, the premium system, heated and cooled seats and a power rear sun the test car had a sticker of $50,910.

in the GS F-Sport, Lexus has a credible against the mid-size German sedans. The only thing it is an ultra high-performance engine those in the BMW M cars, the Mercedes AMG and the S.

Available in February 2012


Model: 2013 GS 350 four-door sedan.

Engine: V6, 306 horsepower.

Transmission: Six-speed with manual-shift mode.

length: 15 feet 11 inches.

EPA volume: 98/14 cubic

Weight: 3,795 pounds.

EPA fuel consumption: 19/28 to the gallon.

Base price, destination charge: $47,775.

as tested: $50,910

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