Automatic Parking Brake - 2013 Lexus GS 350 Long-Term Road Test

2013 Lexus GS 350: Automatic Parking Brake

July 9, 2013

2013 Lexus GS 350

Because of a juvenile attachment to yanking the emergency brake to execute big, dumb slides, I've never loved electric parking brakes. But Lexus turned me around with the electric parking brake on the GS 350.

First, this isn't the kind of car that I'm going to want to slide with the parking brake anyway. Second, the brake's automatic mode is brilliant. It engages the brake when the shifter is in "Park" and releases it when the shifter is moved out of "Park." It just works. You never have to think about it. Why isn't everybody doing this?

Josh Jacquot, Senior Editor

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