|Trim||Engine||Drive Type||Trans.||0-60||1/4 Mile||Mpg EPA C/H/Observed||Source|
2017 Lexus GS 350
|F Sport||3.5L V6||RWD||8A||5.9 sec||14.4 sec @ 98.3 mph||19/27/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
2016 Lexus GS 350
|F Sport||3.5L V6||RWD||8A||5.8 sec||14.3 sec @ 101 mph||19/28/20 mpg||Car and Driver|
2013 Lexus GS 350
|F Sport||3.5L V6||RWD||6A||5.5 sec||14.1 sec @ 102 mph||19/28/21 mpg||Car and Driver|
|F Sport||3.5L V6||RWD||6A||5.4 sec||14.0 sec @ 101 mph||19/28/18.9 mpg||Motor Trend|
|F Sport||3.5L V6||RWD||6A||5.5 sec||14.0 sec @ 100.9 mph||19/28/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
|F Sport||3.5L V6||RWD||6A||5.5 sec||13.9 sec @ --- -- mph||19/28/---- mpg||Road & Track|
|Sedan||3.5L V6||AWD||6A||5.6 sec||14.3 sec @ 99 mph||19/26/19 mpg||Car and Driver|
2009 Lexus GS 350
|Sedan||3.5L V6||RWD||6A||5.6 sec||14.1 sec @ 99.6 mph||19/26/16.7 mpg||Motor Trend|
2007 Lexus GS 350
|Sedan||3.5L V6||AWD||6A||5.3 sec||13.8 sec @ 101.8 mph||18/25/20.7 mpg||Road & Track|
2006 Lexus GS 300
|Sedan||3.0L V6||AWD||6A||7.2 sec||15.4 sec @ 88.7 mph||19/25/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
2003 Lexus GS 300
|Sedan||3.0L I-6||RWD||5A||8.0 sec||16.1 sec @ 88 mph||16/23/20 mpg||Car and Driver|
1998 Lexus GS 300
|Sedan||3.0L I-6||RWD||5A||7.6 sec||15.7 sec @ 89.6 mph||17/23/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
1994 Lexus GS 300
|Sedan||3.0L I-6||RWD||4A||9.4 sec||16.8 sec @ 84.4 mph||16/21/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
About Lexus GS 350
If you really want to know the definition of luxurious performance, you got to test drive the Lexus GS 350. This car is the perfect combination of sophisticated design features, and user-friendly in-cabin technology.
Inside, you will experience a hushed ride amidst a luxuriously appointed cabin. Its refined interior equipped with more than enough high-tech features can give its nearest rivals a very stiff competition.
Made by a car maker that has built its reputation for reliability throughout its many years in car manufacturing, the Lexus GS 350 is worthy of your consideration if you are in the market for a luxury car that performs like a brute.
A Brief History of the Lexus GS 350
The GS 350 was originally marketed in Japan as the Toyota Aristo from its launching in 1991 until the introduction of its third generation in 2005. It was initially made as a performance sedan and sold as a mid-luxury class vehicle.
From 1993 up to the present, there were four generations of Lexus 350 made. All are equipped with V6 engines and rear-wheel drives. Four wheel drives and hybrid versions were introduced in 2005.
The first generation of the GS 350 was sold in the United States as well as in Europe in 1993. In August 2011, the fourth generation of the GS 350 was launched at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
Some of the most important specs of the GS 350 that you need to know are the following:
- Engine: GS 350 RWD, 60° V6 Type, 3.5 L Displacement, 306 HP @ 6,400 RPM
- Torque @ RPM: 277 lb-ft @ 4,800
- Compression Ratio: 11.8:1
- Steering: Electronic Power Steering (EPS) System, 2.8 turns lock to lock
- Transmission: Eight-speed Sport Direct-Shift automatic Electronically Controlled Transmission with intelligence (ECT-i) and paddle shifters
- Braking System: Four-wheel power-assisted discs, with four-sensor, four-channel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brakeforce
- Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist*
- Brakes: 13.1-in ventilated front discs with two-piston calipers; 12.2-in ventilated rear discs with single-piston sliding calipers
- Suspensions (Front): Independent double-wishbone with coil springs, gas-pressurized shock absorbers and stabilizer bar
- Drive Wheels: Rear-wheel drive
One of the most impressive things you will find with the Lexus GS 350 is its fine crisp sport-sedan moves. No matter what variant you choose, they all possess this excellent quality.
The new GS is equipped with a new eight speed automatic transmission from its new upgrade. This enabled the GS to perform athletically more than before, especially if you opt for the Sport model.
The new GS now boasts of a sport electric power steering and also an independent multi-link suspension in the front and the rear. This enables the car to have excellent steering response which provides a more composed driving experience than its nearest rival.
The new engine upgrade delivers a stronger torque from about 3,000 RPM and over. There is also an aural boost with a sound generator and a muffler that channels the exciting sound right into the cockpit.
As soon as power is sent to the rear wheel, you can go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in just 5.5 seconds. If you are really in a racing mood, you need to hit the floor and the GS will give you a top speed of 142 mph for the RWD version.
The non-hybrid version of the GS 350 was rated by the EPA at 19 miles per gallon in the city, and 29 mpg on the highway, with a combined mpg of 23. However, when you outfit the car with an all-wheel drive gear, you can only get 21 mpg combined.
Comparing it with other car makes of the same class, the Mercedes Benz E350 gets 20 in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. Another rival, the Infiniti Q70 is rated lower at 18 mpg in the city, and 25 mpg on the highway.
The current model of the GS got a top ‘good’ rating from the IIHS, in all of its tests. That means this car is really safe to drive.
Standard issue for all GS models are ten airbags, including dual front and side airbags along with curtain and rear-seat side airbags, and front knee airbags. There is also a rearview camera, an active head rest, and parking sensors.
Comfort and Quality
The front seats gets all the comfort in the new GS 350, while the rear sets offer the same comfort as before.
You will be able to find the right driving position that is most comfortable to you because the front seat has a 10-way power-adjustable setting. The seats also have heating and ventilation offering you a comfortable driving experience no matter what the season is.
At the rear, the knee room is somewhat lean, although the seat is in a lower position, allowing more headroom for your passengers.
To learn more about Lexus GS 350, visit the official Lexus website.
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