2013 Lexus GS 350: Easy Phone Pairing
January 2, 2013
I recently paired my iPhone with our 2013 Lexus GS 350 and came away impressed on how easy it was. In general, I think automakers are getting better at this, but the GS sticks out in my mind as being one of the easiest I've recently played with.
The main Phone menu screen is easy to find on the GS' display screen, and there's a prominent button that says "Add Phone." From there, the display tells you the name of the car's system ("Car Multimedia") and the pass code. You don't have to do much with your phone, either; just activate Bluetooth so the car can find it, and then agree that you want to pair when the pop-up window comes up.
Admittedly, I only tested my iPhone, so I can't say how the GS does with, say, an Android phone. But I suspect that the typical buyer for the new GS 350 will be quite pleased with the ease of setting up his or her phone.
Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor @ 8,109 miles