Crisp, Clear Gauges Make for Easy Reading - 2013 Lexus GS 350 Long-Term Road Test

2013 Lexus GS 350 Long Term Road Test

2013 Lexus GS 350: Crisp, Clear Gauges Make for Easy Reading

December 28, 2012

2013 Lexus GS 350

As you can see, the gauge cluster in our Lexus GS 350 is about as easy to read as they come these days. Seems like a no brainer in a luxury car, but with all the technology being crammed into them these days, the instrument cluster is often a dumping ground for information that could otherwise go elsewhere.

In the case of the GS, Lexus did a good job of giving you big, clearly marked analog gauges along with a relatively easy to read auxiliary info screen wedged between them. Unlike some cars, the extra info screen doesn't try to do too much. Instead, it can be configured to show basic info like miles to empty, a digital speedometer or simply nothing at all. Also, bear in mind that our GS has a heads up display that projects vehicle and engine speed onto the windshield if you want to simplify things even further.

For a car that is otherwise stuffed full of high tech gadgets, the simplified instrument cluster is a nice show of restraint.

Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor @ 7,452 miles

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