2016 Lexus GS 350

 
2016 Lexus GS 350
 
2016 Lexus GS 350
 

2016 Lexus GS 350

MSRP 
$51,445
Invoice 
$48,669
Target 
 
 

Vehicle Highlights

  • Fuel Economy: 19 mpg City, 26 mpg Hwy
  • Engine: 3.5 L Premium Unleaded V-6, 311 HP
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive Train: All Wheel Drive
  • Passengers: 5
  • Doors: 4

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What You Will Like

The Lexus GS competes with midsized sedans from luxury manufacturers such as Audi, BMW, and Mercedes. With two powerful engines, sport-tuned suspension and available F SPORT as GS F editions; the GS checks all the right boxes for a sports sedan -- and the availability of options such as all-wheel drive and a hybrid drivetrain provide further diversity to the genre. The Lexus is packed with the latest gadgets and technology, from its energy-efficient climate control system to Bluetooth connectivity to its advanced direct injection engines, the Lexus GS is a thoroughly modern take on the midsized sports sedan.

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What's New For 2016

The Lexus GS sedan receives several updates for 2016. Among them, bi-LED headlamps are standard in a refreshed front end, which also includes an updated front bumper, as well as a new rocker panel design along the sides. A new model, the GS 200t, joins the lineup, with a turbocharged 2.0L 4-cylinder and 8-speed automatic gearbox. It produces 241 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, with an estimated 33 mpg return on the highway. In the GS 350, the 3.5L V6 now produces 311 horsepower and 280-pound feet, up from 306 and 277 respectively.

A new Lexus Safety System + combines the Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist with Automatic High Beam dimming and adaptive Radar Cruise Control.

Warranty

  • Basic Warranty: 4 Years / 50,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain Warranty: 6 Years / 70,000 Miles
  • Roadside Assistance: 4 Years / Unlimited Miles

A vehicle's warranty can significant impact your maintenance costs after you drive off the dealer's lot, and it's important to understand the different parts. Typically, a new car warranty includes a Basic warranty, which covers everything except the wear items such as brakes and tires; and a Drivetrain warranty, that covers all the parts that make the car move, such as the engine and transmission

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Specifications for 2016 Lexus GS 350

Standard Equipment

  • Safety Options
    • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
    • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
    • Side Impact Beams
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
    • Safety Connect Emergency S.O.S
    • Blind Spot Sensor
    • and Rear Collision
    • Low Tire Pressure Warning
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
    • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
    • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
    • Driver And Passenger Knee Airbag and Rear Side-Impact Airbag
    • Rear Child Safety Locks
    • First Aid Kit
    • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
    • Back-Up Camera
  • Entertainment Features
    • 1 LCD Monitor In The Front
    • Bluetooth Wireless Phone Connectivity
    • Regular Amplifier
    • Radio w/Seek-Scan, In-Dash Mounted Single CD, Clock, Steering Wheel Controls, Radio Data System and External Memory Control
    • Radio: Lexus Premium AM/FM/DVD/HD Audio System -inc: WMA/MP3 capability, 5.1 surround sound, 12 speakers, Bluetooth streaming, advanced voice recognition, aux and iPod/USB input plugs, digital signal processing w/Automatic Sound Levelizer (ASL), electronic crossover network, Gracenote music management system, integrated SiriusXM satellite radio receiver (90-day trial subscription), MP3 sound enhancement, rear glass-imprinted radio antenna w/separate FM diversity antenna, text to speech SMS w/navigation, theft-deterrent design and Siri Eyes Free mode for iPhone 4S, 5 or newer
  • Exterior Features
    • Fully Automatic Projector Beam Led Low/High Beam Daytime Running Auto-Leveling Headlamps w/Delay-Off
    • Perimeter/Approach Lights
    • LED Brakelights
    • Trunk Rear Cargo Access
    • Black Grille w/Chrome Surround
    • Galvanized Steel/Aluminum Panels
    • Speed Sensitive Variable Intermittent Wipers
    • Front Windshield -inc: Sun Visor Strip
    • Light Tinted Glass
    • Fixed Rear Window w/Defroster
    • Body-Colored Power w/Tilt Down Heated Auto Dimming Side Mirrors w/Power Folding and Turn Signal Indicator
    • Body-Colored Door Handles
    • Chrome Side Windows Trim and Black Front Windshield Trim
    • Body-Colored Rear Bumper
    • Body-Colored Front Bumper
    • Express Open/Close Sliding And Tilting Glass 1st Row Sunroof w/Sunshade
    • Clearcoat Paint
    • Compact Spare Tire Mounted Inside Under Cargo
    • Steel Spare Wheel
    • Tires: P235/45R18 All-Season
    • Wheels: 18" x 8" 5-Spoke Alloy -inc: Machined finish
  • Interior Features
    • Heated Front Bucket Seats -inc: 10-way power driver and front passenger seats (power adjustments: fore-and-aft slide, fore-aft recline, front and total vertical height, lumbar support and 4-way manual headrest adjustment fore-and-aft and height) and driver seat memory
    • Bench Front Facing Rear Seat
    • Power Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
    • Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Voltmeter, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
    • Power Rear Windows
    • Selective Service Internet Access
    • Leather Steering Wheel w/Auto Tilt-Away
    • Front Cupholder
    • Rear Cupholder
    • Compass
    • Proximity Key For Doors And Push Button Start
    • Valet Function
    • Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, 4 Door Curb/Courtesy, Illuminated Entry, Illuminated Ignition Switch and Panic Button
    • Remote Releases -Inc: Power Cargo Access and Power Fuel
    • HomeLink Garage Door Transmitter
    • Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
    • Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
    • HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts and Console Ducts
    • Illuminated Locking Glove Box
    • Driver Foot Rest
    • Interior Trim -inc: Genuine Wood Instrument Panel Insert, Genuine Wood Door Panel Insert, Genuine Wood Console Insert, Chrome And Metal-Look Interior Accents and Leatherette Upholstered Dashboard
    • Full Cloth Headliner
    • Leatherette Door Trim Insert
    • Leather Gear Shift Knob
    • Leather-Trimmed Seats
    • Day-Night Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror
    • Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination
    • Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Mini Overhead Console w/Storage and 2 12V DC Power Outlets
    • Front And Rear Map Lights
    • Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
    • Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats
    • Carpet Floor Trim and Carpet Trunk Lid/Rear Cargo Door Trim
    • Cargo Space Lights
    • Memory Settings -inc: Door Mirrors and Steering Wheel
    • FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate, Windows and Sunroof/Convertible Roof
    • Smart Device Integration
    • Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins
    • Power 1st Row Windows w/Front And Rear 1-Touch Up/Down
    • Delayed Accessory Power
    • Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
    • Systems Monitor
    • Trip Computer
    • Outside Temp Gauge
    • Analog Display
    • Seats w/Leatherette Back Material
    • Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints
    • Front Center Armrest and Rear Center Armrest w/Pass-Thru w/Storage
    • 2 Seatback Storage Pockets
    • Perimeter Alarm
    • Engine Immobilizer
    • 2 12V DC Power Outlets
    • Air Filtration
  • Mechanical Features
    • Engine: 3.5L V6 24V DOHC -inc: dual continuously Variable Valve Timing w/intelligence (VVT-i)
    • Transmission: 6-Speed Sequential-Shift -inc: paddle shifters, ECO, normal, sport S, sport S+ (some models) and snow modes
    • Transmission w/Oil Cooler
    • Full-Time All-Wheel Drive
    • 3.77 Axle Ratio
    • 55-Amp/Hr Maintenance-Free Battery
    • 80 Amp Alternator
    • 4960# Gvwr
    • Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
    • Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
    • Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
    • 17.4 Gal. Fuel Tank
    • Dual Stainless Steel Exhaust
    • Permanent Locking Hubs
    • Double Wishbone Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
    • Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
    • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front And Rear Vented Discs, Brake Assist, Hill Hold Control and Electric Parking Brake
    • Brake Actuated Limited Slip Differential

Tech Specs

  • Brakes Features
    • Brake ABS System - 4-Wheel
    • Disc - Front (Yes or ) - Yes
    • Disc - Rear (Yes or ) - Yes
    • Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 13.1
    • Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 12.2
  • Cargo Area Dimensions Features
    • Trunk Volume (ft³) - 18.4
  • Electrical Features
    • Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - 80
  • Engine Features
    • Engine Type - Premium Unleaded V-6
    • Displacement - 3.5 L/211
    • Fuel System - Port/Direct Injection
    • SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM - 311 @ 6400
    • SAE Net Torque @ RPM - 280 @ 4800
  • Exterior Dimensions Features
    • Wheelbase (in) - 112.2
    • Length, Overall (in) - 192.1
    • Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) - 72.4
    • Height, Overall (in) - 57.9
    • Tread Width, Front (in) - 62
    • Tread Width, Rear (in) - 62.6
    • Min Ground Clearance (in) - 5.5
  • Fuel Tank Features
    • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - 17.4
  • Interior Dimensions Features
    • Passenger Capacity - 5
    • Passenger Volume (ft³) - 99
    • Front Head Room (in) - 38
    • Front Leg Room (in) - 42.3
    • Front Shoulder Room (in) - 57.3
    • Front Hip Room (in) - 54.5
    • Second Head Room (in) - 37.8
    • Second Leg Room (in) - 36.8
    • Second Shoulder Room (in) - 55.7
    • Second Hip Room (in) - 54.1
  • Mileage Features
    • Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 22
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) - 19
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) - 26
  • Steering Features
    • Steering Type - Rack-Pinion
    • Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - 35.4
  • Summary Features
    • Vehicle Name - Lexus GS 350
    • Body Style - Sedan
  • Suspension Features
    • Suspension Type - Front - Double Wishbone
    • Suspension Type - Rear - Multi-Link
    • Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - Double Wishbone
    • Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - Multi-Link
  • Tires Features
    • Front Tire Size - P235/45VR18
    • Rear Tire Size - P235/45VR18
    • Spare Tire Size - Compact
  • Transmission Features
    • Drivetrain - All Wheel Drive
    • Trans Type - 6
    • Trans Description Cont. - Automatic w/OD
    • First Gear Ratio (:1) - 3.52
    • Second Gear Ratio (:1) - 2.04
    • Third Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.40
    • Fourth Gear Rato (:1) - 1.00
    • Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.72
    • Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.59
    • Reverse Ratio (:1) - 3.22
    • Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 3.77
  • Vehicle Features
    • EPA Classification - Mid-Size Cars
    • Annual CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - 8.0
  • Weight Information Features
    • Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 3891
  • Wheels Features
    • Front Wheel Size (in) - 18 X 8
    • Rear Wheel Size (in) - 18 X 8
    • Spare Wheel Size (in) - Compact
    • Front Wheel Material - Aluminum
    • Rear Wheel Material - Aluminum
    • Spare Wheel Material - Steel

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Introduction

The 2016 Lexus GS F performance sedan and the 2016 Lexus GS 200t are new models that join the GS 350 and GS 450h. The Lexus GS models are rear-wheel-drive sports sedans, unlike the front-wheel-drive Lexus ES family sedans, that compete with the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, BMW 5 Series, Audi A6, and Infiniti Q70.

The current-generation Lexus GS was introduced as a 2013 model, and it is available with a range of engines that change its character, from V6 to V8 to hybrid.

The 2016 Lexus GS 200t comes with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 241 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque and uses an 8-speed automatic transmission. Lexus says the GS 200t can accelerate from zero to 60 in 7.2 seconds, which isn’t particularly quick. However, we found that there’s a delay when you step on the gas pedal, as apparently it needs a moment for the transmission and turbocharger to decide what to do. Fortunately the 8-speed has paddle shifters, so if you flick a lower gear, that snaps the transmission out of it.

The Lexus GS 350 uses 3.5-liter V6 that makes 306 horsepower with the paddle-shifting 8-speed automatic, and feels more like a sports sedan. It can hit 60 mph in a quick 5.7 seconds, and is EPA-rated at 23 miles per gallon Combined city and highway. The GS 350 is available with all-wheel drive, which uses an older 6-speed automatic.

The Lexus GS 450h hybrid is quicker and more fuel-efficient than either the GS 200t or GS 350. With 286 horsepower and 257 pound-feet of torque, the GS 450h accelerates to 60 in 5.5 seconds, and is rated 31 mpg Combined. It doesn’t feel sporty, the way the GS F does. Its main competitor might be the Acura RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD. Others include the Mercedes E-Class Bluetec or BMW 528d, diesels that get better highway mileage than the 450h’s 34 mpg Highway.

Finally there is the hot one, the GS F that competes with the BMW M5, Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG, Cadillac CTS-V, and Audi RS 7. It uses a 467-horsepower 5.0-liter V8 with 389 pound-feet of torque. With both direct injection and port injection, running on both the Otto and Atkinson cycles, it gets an EPA-rated 19 mpg Combined, pretty darn good for 467 horsepower.

Lineup

The 2016 Lexus GS lineup includes the GS 200t ($45,615), GS 350 ($50,000), GS 350 AWD ($50,470), GS 450h ($63,080) GS F ($84,440). (Prices are MSRP and do not include destination charge.

Features include 10-way power seats, leather, rearview camera, satellite radio, Bluetooth with audio streaming, and Remote Touch, the mouse-like controller. For 2016, there’s an infotainment upgrade with streaming audio and iHeartRadio, as well as improved map views. There’s also a Siri EyesFree mode for use with iPhones. Options include active cruise control with emergency braking, head-up display, and night vision.

Walkaround

We think the GS is the best looking Lexus sedan. It asserts its identity, with its spindle grille framed by a boomerang shape. The sides are square and voluptuous, undulating rearward, and the roofline is calculated to match minimalist interior.

It’s upright, with a greenhouse that recalls the BMW 7 Series from 2002 to 2010. The details in front are challenging and bristle with excitement.

The styling of the GS F models is more aggressive, mostly for cooling and aerodynamics. The front fenders are wider, with outlets that vent air from under the hood. The spindle grille is bolder, flanked by air intakes for the transmission and oil coolers. The LED headlamps are L-shaped, with LED turn signals, daytime running lights, and taillamps. Big rocker panels lower the sides, while a carbon-fiber spoiler and quadruple exhaust outlets coming from a diffuser make the car look mean as it races away.

Interior

The Lexus GS feels spartan inside, especially around the dash with its horizontal lines and cool ambient lighting at the perimeter. Still, it’s elegant, warm and inviting, with excellent fit and finish. The materials are a step better than the German luxury sedans, with padded leather panels in rich shades and wood trim bringing back the softness. In the GS F there’s metallic plastic that looks better than that sounds.

The GS goes against the Lexus luxury grain by piping engine and exhaust sounds into the cabin.

A massive 12.3-inch high-resolution display draws your eyes away from big gauges that are crisp and clear. It’s like a live performance versus a CD library. Quality plastic trims the dash and console, with metallic highlights around an analog clock that’s a Lexus trademark but hard to read. The leather seams are carefully stitched, so many seams it feels like overkill.

Remote Touch uses a haptic joystick on the console to control functions on the screen. We noticed that it fits poorly, with a gap at the side. For 2016 there’s a new thumb button for Enter, that improves the function, but the necessary dexterity might be a trick for some.

The 10-way power seats are comfortable and supportive, while the available 18-way power seats have heating and ventilation. The GS F seats have more bolstering. The rear has good head room, but knee room is lacking; forget about the center rear for anyone but small children. But at least the big rear doors make it easy for adults to climb in and out. Heated seats and climate control in the rear are available.

The trunk is shallow for a midsize car, but the opening is wide and there’s a pass-through for skis and other long items.

GS F gets aluminum pedals, carbon fiber trim, sport seats exceptional for their comfort and support (in perforated leather along with the steering wheel), and Alcantara leather bits round the cabin.

Driving Impressions

The new GS 200t powertrain has that unfortunate pause when you floor it, which we’ve felt in the NX 200t. Even Sport Plus mode doesn’t make it go away. The new 8-speed transmission can be fussy going uphill, too quick to upshift and downshift; we found ourselves shifting with the paddles just to get it to stop shifting too much in the normal mode.

It’s better in the GS 350 with its 306-horsepower V6. It’s a fully modern engine, with direct injection, four valves per cylinder, four cams, and variable valve timing. It’s got excellent torque above 3000 rpm, and gains a definite sporty spirit in Sport mode, neatly working that 8-speed transmission that we just complained about in the 200t. It’s all in the programming. The all-wheel drive GS with its 6-speed transmission is a bit less quick.

The rear-wheel-drive GS 450h hybrid uses an Atkinson-cycle version of the V6, mated to a 147-kilowatt motor and 30-kilowatt nickel-metal-hydride battery pack, for a total of 338 horsepower. It’s fast, comfortable and quiet, while feeling more detached, but hybrids always do. There’s an F Sport package that brings back some attachment.

The GS has electric power steering that’s nimble and communicative, and a lightweight multi-link suspension front and rear. With its stiff chassis, it handles well on standard 17-inch, 50-series tires, while the ride is more composed than most of its rivals. An adaptive suspension and active steering are available, and they do set a new benchmark on the GS F, but we don’t think the GS needs it. The GS actually feels within its element on the track.

The GS F adds 19-inch wheels and tires; stiffer springs, roll bars and bushings; adaptive shocks; variable-ratio steering; and bigger front brakes. Active rear steering is available; it turns the rear wheels a tiny bit, in the opposite direction of the fronts, to pivot the car, adding stability in quick moves. The result is crisp handling, with quick steering and a tight ride, but low tolerance for bumps.

The 5.0-liter V8 in the GS F revs to 7300 rpm with a throaty howl, piped into the cabin and heard like background music through two speakers, one front and rear. You’ll hear it for 4.5 seconds from zero to sixty. That’s not as much power or speed as the Cadillac CTS-V, BMW M5, or E63 AMG offer, but those engines have superchargers or turbochargers, the Lexus V8 is normally aspirated, and sweetly so.

At 4034 pounds, the GS F weighs 111 pounds less than the lightweight Cadillac, and 356 pounds less than the fat German M5. It drives small (which is good). Its dynamic personality is small, thanks also to torque-vectoring that makes the car respond better in turns. The chassis is stiffened with four underbody braces, the suspension is double-wishbone front and multi-link rear. Two front arms and two rear links are aluminum, reducing unsprung weight. Stiffer shocks, springs and bushings, geometry at both ends changed. Brembo brakes, 15-inch front and 13.5-inch rear, are designed to resist fade.

The ride is reasonable, and it’s a fairly comfortable cruiser. The 8-speed automatic transmission is crisp, smooth and responsive, although not as sharp as a good dual-clutch like the BMW. In Normal mode, the steering is light and delightfully quick. If you push it past the grip of the sticky Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires, the stability control will save you. If you switch to Sport S or Sport S Plus mode, and put the differential in Slalom or Track mode, the GS F is happy to grip and rotate for you.

The GS 450h hybrid is another story. It has a semi-active suspension and a CVT continuously variable transmission, with eight programmed steps so it feels like an automatic. The modes of Eco, Sport, Sport Plus, and EV each further re-program the CVT and light-touch electric power steering. The brakes have regenerative rigidity with not much braking sensation. If saving the planet is more important to you than driving fun, it’s the Lexus to buy.

Summary

Four distinctly different Lexus GS models are available to suit the needs and wants of different types of buyers. These are nice, enjoyable cars, though each has a different character depending on the powertrain selected.

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A Regional Fee is the fee a manufacturer charges a dealer to advertise and promote the vehicle in the dealer’s market. CarQuotes also includes estimated manufacturer preparation charges (manufacturer charges to the dealer to cover any work done on the car prior to delivering it to the dealership) and fuel charges (the charge for the fuel in the tank when the buyer purchases the vehicle) in this total. CarQuotes attempts to include regional ad fees in its Factory Invoice calculations; other sites at times do not.

Destination Fees

These are the amounts that manufacturers charge to deliver a vehicle from the factory to the dealership.

Customer Incentives

Customer incentives are also commonly known as customer cash or bonus incentives. These incentives are offered by manufacturers as a way of enticing buyers into purchasing a vehicle.

 

Note: Dealer Invoice amount might not be the amount that the dealer paid to the manufacturer

Dealer Invoice price may or may not bear close relation to a dealer’s actual cost for the vehicle. In some cases, a cost for a vehicle may be significantly less than the invoice price originally paid for the vehicle. Any difference between invoice price and the dealer’s final cost may be caused by many factors including factory refunds, rebates, allowances, or incentives which the manufacturer or distributor may provide to the dealer.

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