2013 Lexus GS 350 Long Term Road Test

2013 Lexus GS 350: Auto Parking Brake

September 12, 2012


I like this feature on the Lexus. Practically every other car I've ever driven the parking brake must be manually engaged and disengaged. But the GS has an Auto setting for this operation. Put the sedan in Drive and the e-brake is released. Put the transmission in Park and the brake engages.  

Cadillac's once did this...sorta. Back in the 1970s, the parking brake on a Caddy would disengage when the car was put in gear, but the Lexus is the first car I remember that sets the brake when the car is shifted into Park.

Now that's luxury. Cool touch.

Scott Oldham, Editor in Chief

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The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2013 Lexus GS 350 in VA is:

$194 per month*
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