2017 Lexus GS 350
- Smooth V6 engine is simultaneously strong and efficient
- Comfortable and spacious interior is richly appointed
- All-wheel-drive versions of standard and F Sport models are available
- Rear-wheel-drive F Sport summer tires not compatible with cold weather
- Trunk not expandable because rear seatbacks do not fold down
- Entertainment and navigation system controller is hard to use
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Features & Specs
|F SPORT 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 8A)||4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 8A)||F SPORT 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)||4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)|
|Transmission||8-speed shiftable automatic||8-speed shiftable automatic||6-speed shiftable automatic||6-speed shiftable automatic|
|Horsepower||311 hp @ 6400 rpm||311 hp @ 6400 rpm||311 hp @ 6400 rpm||311 hp @ 6400 rpm|
Our experts’ favorite GS 350 safety features:
- All-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
- Also known as adaptive cruise control, this standard GS feature works all the way down to a complete stop, which isn't always the case.
- Pre-Collision System w/Ped. Detection
- Standard across the GS line, this forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking system can also react to pedestrians.
- Lane Departure Alert w/Steering Assist
- Another standard GS feature, this lane departure warning system can also apply corrections to help prevent the car from leaving its lane.
The 2017 Lexus GS 350 slots between the less sporty Lexus ES and LS models. It's targeted at midsize luxury sedan shoppers who want a bit of performance, too. The GS has a firmer ride and crisper handling than you'll find in the ES and LS, which tend to favor pure comfort over performance. That's not at all to say the GS is any less a luxury car because it isn't — you'll find all the features and options you'd expect from a Lexus.
The company offers a slightly confusing roster of seven GS models for 2017, including everything from fuel-efficient hybrids to a roaring V8. The GS 350 — with its 311-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 — might be the best all-arounder for buyers looking to balance performance and comfort. Lighter and more nimble than the hybrids, and with a more compliant ride than the aggressive GS F, the Lexus GS 350 stands out as a luxury sedan that doesn't sacrifice speed or handling. It even manages to return an EPA-estimated 23 mpg combined (20 city/28 highway).
Lexus's luxury amenities include heated and ventilated leather seats, automatic wipers, LED headlights, the Remote Touch infotainment system, and a trick climate system that recognizes where people are seated in the car and optimizes airflow based on that information. Buyers after even more performance can upgrade to the F Sport trim, which adds more aggressive wheels and tires, adaptable suspension, bigger brakes, and either all-wheel steering or a limited slip differential. The GS 350 is also available with all-wheel drive.
The upscale interior, available with optional wood accents, is spacious, quiet and comfortable. All but the tallest passengers should have no complaints about leg- or headroom in either the front or rear seats. Rear passenger comfort can be upgraded even further with optional independent climate control and audio controls.
Peace of mind comes standard: Not only does Lexus have a reputation for making reliable cars, but the GS 350 comes with a host of safety features and excellent crash test ratings. Optional forward collision mitigation with automatic braking and pedestrian detection is also available.
With impressively precise, nimble handling, powerful acceleration, and a big helping of quality and comfort, the Lexus should be on the list of any buyer interested in a luxury sports sedan. If the 2017 Lexus GS 350 is on your list, let Edmunds help you figure out which trim and features will make it the perfect car for you.
2017 Lexus GS 350 Overview
The 2017 Lexus GS 350 is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include F SPORT 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 8A), 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 8A), F SPORT 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A), and 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A).
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