The Lexus Safety System Plus package -- which includes adaptive cruise control, forward-collision warning/mitigation with pedestrian detection and automatic braking, and lane-departure warning/assist -- was optional last year but now joins the long list of standard equipment. The GS 200t gets navigation as standard and the rear-drive GS 350 now comes with the option of a limited-slip differential to enhance handling. The high-performance GS F receives an adaptive suspension and also becomes eligible for hand-polished forged alloy wheels and a head-up display. See the 2017 Lexus GS models for sale near you
Which GS 200t is the Best?
Considering the GS is more driver-focused than ever, the F Sport package could be the ideal choice. But any version will be a well-stocked pleasure. Find a Lexus GS for sale
How Much Does a 2022 Lexus GS 200t Cost?
The 2017 Lexus GS sedan is offered in GS 200t, GS 350, GS 450h and GS F trim levels.
The GS 200t ($47,285) starts out with 17-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, a sunroof, keyless entry with push-button start, a rearview camera, a power tilt-telescopic steering wheel, 10-way power front seats, synthetic leather upholstery, driver's-side memory functions, drive mode selection, self-dimming rearview and side mirrors, ambient lighting, wood trim, a trip computer with a color TFT display, a 12.3-in infotainment screen with the Remote Touch controller, dual-zone automatic climate control, navigation, Bluetooth and a 12-speaker Surround Sound audio system with DVD audio capability, satellite radio, auxiliary input and iPod/USB connectivity.
The GS 350 ($51,670) comes with the V6, 18-in alloy wheels and real leather upholstery (except for the 2017 base all-wheel-drive version, which gets synthetic leather and is therefore less expensive at $51,340).
The GS 450h ($64,610) 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 models as options.
The V8-powered GS F ($84,915) has almost everything as standard, including an adaptive suspension, a carbon fiber rear spoiler, 19-in alloys and a quad sport exhaust system.
Additional options include an adaptive suspension, a head-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.
The enthusiast-oriented F Sport package 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 18.4 cu ft. in the regular GS, 15.9 cu ft. in the hybrid and (according to Lexus) 14 cu ft. in the GS F. The rear seats don't split and fold, which might be occasionally irritating, although there is a pass-through hatch.
The GS comes with standard stability control, 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes and 10 airbags (front, front side, front knee, rear side and full-length side curtain), and blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert. All models include Enform Safety Connect, a 24-hour response system that dispatches help if necessary and can also find the vehicle if it's been stolen.
The government has not crash-tested the GS, but the independent Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gave the car its highest rating of Good in every category but one; the GS has yet to go through the IIHS's small-overlap front crash test.
2022 Lexus GS 200t vs the competition
2017 Acura RLX -- Well-equipped. The Sport Hybrid version could be an alternative to the GS 450h. 2017 Audi A6 -- It's a tough world out there. Most rivals to the GS are some of the best cars ever. The A6 is a prime example.
2017 BMW 5 Series -- Edging more toward luxury than sporty these days, but still wonderful to drive.