2016 Lexus GS F Review
Edmunds' Expert Review
- Reasonable base price
- high quality interior.
- Less rapid than its competition
- tech interface can be distracting to use.
Most helpful consumer reviews
4dr Sedan (5.0L 8cyl 8A)
Update: I'm not sure what I was thinking when I wrote fisrt review. I love this car. I didn't realize it has sport S + mode, and when you remove traction control, you can drift. You know, sedan for the family and freaking drift mode for the midlife crisis. I've been driving it for 2 years, and I'm nowhere close to bored with her. Even the color scheme that I didn't love has completely won me over. I know the Nav system gets crummy reviews, but I find it quite simple. Can't say enough good things. Still one negative is the smallish fuel tank. Lexus performance driving school is a must do. I was disappointed with the initial pricing of this car when it first landed at the dealerships. I thought it was a little overpriced for its comparative group. It lacks that punchy torque its competitors have, but makes up for it with an awesome sound and plenty of upper range power. I'm a larger guy and I find the side bolstering to be a tad snug, but my wife loves the seats. My Cayenne had adjustable bolstering which for the near 90K range this should have as well. Also, I am less than thrilled with the unusual color of the side mirrors and A/B pillar. They are a boring grey color that really doesn't match my Atomic Silver, and the side window surround is chrome while the front end has a very good looking black chrome. Seems like poor attention to detail by Lexus. Overall, I am VERY satisfied with this (my 4th Lexus). I have been following this car since 2010 and really wanted it, but would not have purchased if not for 5K rebate from Lexus.
4dr Sedan (5.0L 8cyl 8A)
This will be a car people will clamor for very shortly and for decades to come, mark my words. The Lexus GS F is a vehicular representation of poets, painters, and artisans who were only praised posthumously — something to be missed only when gone. Now that production has ceased, it’s only a matter of time. I’m keeping Hayami, my USB (Blue) GSF, for life. She is the epitome of a car that can be as naughty or as refined as you want. Take her to the track or daily drive her, she offers no qualms for many smoke-filled miles. She’s low maintenance, easy to DIY, cheap to repair. She offers excitement, but she makes you work for it. Every time I look at her, it’s love at first sight all over again. She is a rare beauty, and, yes, it’s the GS F I’m talking about. A misunderstood car in a world of straight speed.