Used 2007 Lexus GS 430

2007 Lexus GS 430
List Price Estimate
$5,270 - $10,381

Pros & Cons

  • Quiet cabin, flawless interior fit and finish, refined suspension.
  • Grabby brakes.
Lexus GS 430 years

Edmunds' Expert Review

In a highly competitive vehicle segment, the 2007 Lexus GS 430 is near the top of its class.

Vehicle overview

First introduced in 1993, the Lexus GS was intended to boost the company's credibility as a legitimate competitor to German sport sedan rivals. While it was an attractive, well-executed vehicle, the hefty curb weight and underpowered engine didn't win it any accolades. With each passing generation, Lexus engineers have worked tirelessly on improving the vehicle and making it more powerful, refined, luxurious and fun to drive. The third-generation GS, introduced last year, came equipped with the same 4.3-liter V8 engine that was seen in the previous-generation car but was now up to 300 horsepower and was coupled to a new six-speed automatic transmission. The 2007 Lexus GS 430 actually sees a decrease in horsepower and torque numbers due to new SAE testing procedures. Actual performance is unaffected, though it's now humbled by the GS 350's new 3.5-liter V6. Regardless, it still puts out 290 hp, and the GS 430 remains at the top of its class in a segment that also includes the Infiniti M45, BMW 5 Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class. True to Lexus form, the 2007 GS 430 only comes in one trim level and is loaded with comfort and safety features. Notably, the GS 430 is one of the few midsize luxury sedans that offers an adjustable suspension. The driver can choose from four settings, such as "sport", to provide tighter, more precise control while driving. A new Active Stabilizer system this year is said to reduce body roll and enhance vehicle control during cornering.

Those looking for a midsize luxury sport sedan that excels in performance should probably check out the Infiniti M45 or BMW 5 Series, as they are able to involve the driver more directly. But for a vehicle that offers plenty of performance along with a high level of refinement, it's hard to beat the GS.

Lexus GS 430 models

The 2007 Lexus GS 430 midsize luxury sport sedan comes in just one trim level, and is rear-wheel drive only. It comes equipped with a long list of standard amenities that include automatic dual-zone climate control, push-button engine start, 10-way power driver and front passenger seats, a 10-speaker premium sound system and a one-touch power moonroof. Factory options include a fantastic Mark Levinson DVD-audio sound system with navigation and a back-up camera, park assist, adaptive cruise control, rain-sensing windshield wipers, ventilated front seats and the Active Stabilizer system that reduces body roll and enhances vehicle control during cornering.

2007 Highlights

Redesigned last year, the Lexus GS 430 receives only minor updates for 2007. An Active Stabilizer system that reduces body roll during hard cornering is optional this year, and Lexus Link telematics are standard. Additionally, the stability control system is now defeatable following complaints by consumers and the automotive press that it detracted from the car's sport-sedan identity. The V8 engine's power figures are slightly down due to new SAE testing procedures.

Performance & mpg

The GS 430 comes with a 4.3-liter V8 engine that produces 290 hp and 319 pound-feet of torque. It is coupled with a six-speed automatic transmission with sequential shift control. Lexus says the GS 430 can race from zero to 60 mph in 5.7 seconds and get an EPA fuel economy rating of 18/25 mpg city/highway.

Safety

Standard safety equipment includes front seat-mounted side airbags, full-length side-curtain airbags, driver and front passenger knee airbags, antilock brakes with brake assist, stability control, a tire-pressure monitoring system and adaptive headlights that swivel when you turn. Options include run-flat tires and Lexus' Pre-Collision System, which comes with the adaptive cruise control. It uses a millimeter-wave radar sensor to detect objects in front of the car, coupled with a computer that determines the GS's speed, yaw rate and steering angle. If the computer determines that a collision is inevitable, it automatically stiffens the suspension, retracts the front seatbelts and executes brake assist so increased braking is applied immediately when the brake pedal is depressed.

Driving

The 2007 Lexus GS 430 is a joy to drive, thanks to its commendable blend of luxury, power and sporty handling. The V8 engine provides more than enough power for daily commuting and spirited driving, and the cabin remains blissfully silent. A rigid body and solid chassis provide confidence during cornering.

Interior

A luxurious, elegantly designed cabin has become the Lexus trademark. The interior is spacious and can easily accommodate taller individuals. Genuine wood trim complements the rich leather, and the gauges are chrome-rimmed, which gives it a modern look. Fit and finish is flawless and precise. One thoughtful touch included in the interior is a drop-down panel that conceals many of the lesser-used switches and secondary controls, such as power mirror switches and the dimmer switch for the interior lights.

Scorecard

Overallundefined / 5

Consumer reviews

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Average user rating: 5.0 stars based on 1 total reviews

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5 out of 5 stars, The Quick yet Elegant GS
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I am sure that this is the best car you can own if what you desire is horsepower, a comfortable ride, reliability and style - an eyecatcher for sure.

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Features & Specs

4dr Sedan features & specs
4dr Sedan
4.3L 8cyl 6A
MPG 16 city / 23 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
290 hp @ 5600 rpm

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Safety

IIHS Rating

The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.

Side Impact Test
Good
Roof Strength Test
Acceptable
Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
Marginal
IIHS Small Overlap Front TestNot Tested
Moderate Overlap Front Test
Good

FAQ

Is the Lexus GS 430 a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 2007 GS 430 both on the road and at the track. You probably care about Lexus GS 430 fuel economy, so it's important to know that the GS 430 gets an EPA-estimated 19 mpg. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the GS 430 has 12.7 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Lexus GS 430. Learn more

Is the Lexus GS 430 reliable?

To determine whether the Lexus GS 430 is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the GS 430. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the GS 430's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

Is the 2007 Lexus GS 430 a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2007 Lexus GS 430 is a good car. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2007 GS 430 is a good car for you. Check back soon for the official Edmunds Rating from our expert testing team Learn more

How much should I pay for a 2007 Lexus GS 430?

The least-expensive 2007 Lexus GS 430 is the 2007 Lexus GS 430 4dr Sedan (4.3L 8cyl 6A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $52,375.

Other versions include:

  • 4dr Sedan (4.3L 8cyl 6A) which starts at $52,375
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What are the different models of Lexus GS 430?

If you're interested in the Lexus GS 430, the next question is, which GS 430 model is right for you? GS 430 variants include 4dr Sedan (4.3L 8cyl 6A). For a full list of GS 430 models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

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Used 2007 Lexus GS 430 Overview

The Used 2007 Lexus GS 430 is offered in the following submodels: GS 430 Sedan. Available styles include 4dr Sedan (4.3L 8cyl 6A).

What do people think of the 2007 Lexus GS 430?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2007 Lexus GS 430 and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2007 GS 430 5.0 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 2007 GS 430.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2007 Lexus GS 430 and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2007 GS 430 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

This review was 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.

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