Exceptionally nice interior; genuinely sporty handling; technology galore; choice of regular and hybrid models; executive-class back seat
Acceleration isn't as punchy as other high-end sport sedans
Lexus has a new turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine. It's already been deployed in the NX compact crossover and IS compact sedan. And now it gives rise to a new model here, the GS 200t. The V6-powered GS 350 gains a slight power boost and navigation as standard. The whole range has received styling tweaks front and rear, the Lexus Safety System Plus is a new option package, and the infotainment system has been upgraded with a smartphone app that provides service alerts and vehicle status reports. See the 2016 Lexus GS models for sale near you
Although the base model is well equipped, this GS is more driver-focused than ever before, so take it all the way and opt for the F SPORT package. You may not love the exterior, but the 12-way sport driver's seat and the extra poise more than make up for it. Find a Lexus GS for sale
The 2016 Lexus GS sedan is offered in GS 200t, GS 350 and GS 450h trim levels.
The GS 200t ($46,565) starts out with 17-inch alloy LED headlights, a sunroof, keyless entry with push-button ignition, a rearview camera, a power tilt-telescopic steering wheel, 8-way power front seats, synthetic leather upholstery, driver's-seat memory functions, drive mode selection, ambient lighting, wood trim, a trip computer with a color thin-film-transistor display, an 8-in infotainment screen with Lexus' Remote Touch controller, dual-zone automatic climate control, Bluetooth and a 12-speaker surround-sound audio system with DVD audio capability, satellite radio, auxiliary input and iPod/USB connectivity.
The GS 350 ($50,950) comes with 18-in alloy wheels, real leather upholstery, a 12.3-in infotainment screen and a navigation system (which is an option in the GS 200t). All-wheel drive is optional.
The GS 450h ($64,030) gets the hybrid powertrain, hybrid-specific gauges and readouts, exclusive bamboo trim, heated/ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel and a power rear sunshade. Aside from the bamboo and the hybrid hardware, the GS 450h's extra features are available on the other GS models as options.
Additional options include an adaptive suspension, a heads-up display, a power-closing trunk lid, 18-way multicontour power front seats, semi-aniline perforated leather upholstery, heated rear seats, a power sunshade and a 17-speaker/835-watt Mark Levinson audio system.
There's also the enthusiast-oriented F SPORT package that adds 19-in wheels, variable-ratio steering, rear-wheel steering (rear-wheel-drive only), exterior styling revisions, bigger front brakes (rear-drive only), sport-tuned adaptive dampers, a 12-way power sport driver's seat with adjustable side bolsters and special interior materials.
Trunk space amounts to 16.2 cu ft. in the regular GS and 15.9 cu ft. in the hybrid.
|Basic||4 Years/50,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||6 Years/70,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||6 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||4 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Maintenance||1 Years/10,000 Miles|
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2016 BMW 5 Series -- The 5 Series is edging more toward luxury than sporty these days, but it's still wonderful to drive.
2016 Cadillac CTS -- The CTS is ready, willing, able and American.
2016 Jaguar XF -- The XF has a new generation for this model year. It's sleek and supple.
2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class -- A new generation of the E-Class is set to arrive for the next model year. It will undoubtedly be a major player.
Used Audi A8 -- At this level, there are all sorts of intriguing alternatives. If style and space are paramount, you should check out a certified pre-owned A8.