2013 Lexus GS 350 Long Term Road Test

2013 Lexus GS 350: Worst to First?

October 17, 2012


Yes, I know I'm starting this entry on a mean note, but the previous-generation Lexus GS 350 didn't even rank among premium sport sedans. It was a nice, comfy, well-built luxury car, but really, it was a rear-drive ES.

This 2013 Lexus GS 350 F Sport is so different from that car. Yeah, I've only commuted in it so far, but I feel OK calling it a sport sedan, or certainly a sporty midsize luxury sedan, and I think it's now my favorite car in the class. It feels far less isolating and encumbered by its electronics than the current 528i and 535i. It reminds me a bit of the Audi A6, except this Lexus has much better steering feel and its V6 sounds fantastic when you peg the throttle (never had that thought about the A6's supercharged V6).

So far, the one thing that bugs me about the GS 350 is the Remote Touch interface, but I'm willing to make the effort to like it -- based solely on how much I enjoy the driving experience.

Erin Riches, Senior Editor @ 4,737 miles

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