Trunk Features Part One - 2013 Lexus GS 350 Long-Term Road Test

2013 Lexus GS 350 Long Term Road Test

2013 Lexus GS 350: Trunk Features Part One

January 17, 2013

2013 Lexus GS 350

There are four cargo tie-downs and a cargo net in the GS 350's trunk. Normal stuff, really. But there's a lot going on in this trunk and it's not all the kind of thing I'd expect.

First up, the flip-down handle to hold plastic grocery bags upright while driving. Why every manufacturer doesn't do this is beyond me. But wait, there's more...

On the passenger side there's this first aid kit which stores in its own cargo net on the trunk wall aft of the wheel well.

2013 Lexus GS 350

And on the driver's side there's this small cargo bin built into the floor.

2013 Lexus GS 350

The floor is covered with this thick carpet, which limits access to the floor bins, but protects luggage.

2013 Lexus GS 350

Josh Jacquot, Senior editor @ about 8,800 miles


  • mercedesfan mercedesfan Posts:

    Those are all neat features, but they have been standard on the E-Class since 2003. Nevertheless, I praise Lexus for offering them at all. Too many manufacturers skimp on the trunk, making sedans far less useful than they could be.

  • jpnpower jpnpower Posts:

    For a second I thought that that was a beefed up trunk release. still.. awesome.

  • duck87 duck87 Posts:

    A lot of manufacturers actually offer the grocery hook and the first aid kit... but only as options.

  • quadricycle quadricycle Posts:

    I've never seen or heard of grocery bag hooks.... Are they really that useful?

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