2013 Lexus GS 350: Airport Taxi
January 8, 2012
I recently took my wife and a friend of hers to the airport in our long-term Lexus GS 350. They're meeting in Las Vegas for a girls' weekend. (Yeah, it sounds like trouble to me, too.) Using the GS gave me the chance to test out how the trunk could handle multiple pieces of luggage.
Official trunk space is listed at 14.3 cubic feet, which is a tad small for this class of car. (Our Jaguar XF offers 17 cubes, for instance.) Still, it proved to be sufficient to hold two medium suitcases, a small suitcase and a duffel bag.
One thing I noticed after I took the photo was that the GS has the "gooseneck" style of trunk lid hinges. I couldn't actually close the lid since the left suitcase in the photo was in the path of the hinge's downward path. Not a huge deal — I just repositioned the suitcases — but it could be an issue if you frequently use the GS' trunk for a lot of cargo carrying.
Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor @ 8,203 miles