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: Sedan. Available styles include F SPORT 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A), 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 8A), and F SPORT 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 8A). GS 350 models are available with a 0-liter gas engine, with output up to 0 hp, depending on engine type. The 2017 GS 350 comes with all wheel drive or rear wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed shiftable automatic, 8-speed shiftable automatic. The 2017 GS 350 comes with a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. basic warranty, a 4 yr./ unlimited mi. roadside warranty, and a 6 yr./ 70000 mi. powertrain warranty.
Is the 2017 Lexus GS 350 a good car? Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2017 Lexus GS 350 and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2017 GS 350 featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.
Our Review Process All of our reviews are written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.
We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.
What do people think of the 2017 Lexus GS 350? Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2017 Lexus GS 350 and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2017 GS 350 a 4.7 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2017 GS 350.
Vehicle 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
Review I compared the Audi A6, MB E350, BMW 5 Series and Cadillac. This Lexus was the hands-down winner! Reliability, comfort, fun-to-drive and distinctive style...ALL in one package. The other competitors all had strengths and weaknesses but this car checked the most boxes without giving up any of the characteristics I valued most. The red leather interior was a bit out of character for me and tne fun-to-drive thing was the most surprising part (this is a Lexus?). I am constantly looking for a reason to drive the car and smile every time I get in it! I love cars but have never enjoyed one as much as this!
How can Edmunds help? Edmunds has deep data on over 6 million new, used, and certified pre-owned vehicles, including rich, trim-level features and specs information like: MSRP, average price paid, warranty information (basic, drivetrain, and maintenance), features (upholstery, bluetooth, navigation, heated seating, cooled seating, cruise control, parking assistance, keyless ignition, satellite radio, folding rears seats ,run flat tires, wheel type, tire size, wheel tire, sunroof, etc.), vehicle specifications (engine cylinder count, drivetrain, engine power, engine torque, engine displacement, transmission), fuel economy (city, highway, combined, fuel capacity, range), vehicle dimensions (length, width, seating capacity, cargo space), car safety, true cost to own. Edmunds also provides tools to allow shopper to compare vehicles to similar models of their choosing by warranty, interior features, exterior features, specifications, fuel economy, vehicle dimensions, consumer rating, edmunds rating, and color
2017 lexus gs-350 F SPORT 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A), 6-speed shiftable automatic, premium unleaded (required) 22 combined MPG 19 city MPG/26 highway MPG