2013 Lexus GS 350  -  $50,695


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $50,695
Base Invoice: $47,209
Destination Charge: $895
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Sdn AWD
Doors: 4
Drive train: All Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 21 | City: 19 | Hwy: 26
Body Style: 4dr Sdn AWD
Transmission: 6-speed automatic electronically controlled transmission
Engine: 3.5L DOHC 24-valve DI V6 engine

Pros

Luxurious but sporty with an available hybrid drivetrain


Model Highlights

If a car has sporting pretentions, it ought to have a good engine. Thankfully the engine in the GS is a gem. It's a 3.5L unit that produces a very healthy 306 horsepower. The engine features four valves per cylinder, variable valve timing and direct injection. The Lexus manages to hit 60 miles per hour in 5.7 seconds while still averaging 23 mpg in combined highway/city driving. The engine is mated to a state of the art automatic transmission, incorporating several nifty features taken from the IS-F high performance sports sedan. Downshifts can now be automatically blipped, and upshifts come with less hesitation. The transmission has several settings, including an eco-mode which revises the throttle mapping and climate control systems for a more fuel efficient journey.

If power is one side of the sports sedan coin, handling is the other. Front upper and lower aluminum control arms reduce unsprung weight in the GS, improving agility, ride comfort and body control; while a newly designed rear subframe accommodates a multilink setup in the back. Overall the components are lighter and stronger. Combined with a stiffer body shell, they allow the new GS handle corners better than last year's model. However should drivers want even better handling; the F Sport package is available with goodies such as Lexus' Dynamic Rear Steering system. This allows the rear wheels to automatically turn up to 2 degrees while cornering, aiding turn in or stability.

Though the GS is now sportier and more extroverted, it hasn't lost any of its trademark luxury. Standard interior gadgets include Bluetooth compatibility, SMS text-to-speech, HD Radio (with a 3 month subscription to SirusXM) and of course a high-resolution 8-inch screen. This is complimented by a 12-speaker surround sound stereo, though audiophiles can instead go for the optional 17-speaker Mark Levinson unit boasting 835 watts.

The Premium package includes rain-sensing wipers, a power rear sunshade and heated and ventilated front seats. The Luxury Package builds on this, with nicer seats for in the front, rear HVAC and audio controls, rear manual side sunshades, an Adaptive Front Lighting System, Adaptive Variable Suspension and 18-inch alloy wheels. Opt for the navigation system and Lexus will upgrade the center screen to a 12.3-inch high-resolution version. This screen is big enough to accommodate split screen viewing of things like maps, audio, climate and vehicle information.

The 2013 Lexus GS is also available as a hybrid in GS 450h guise. The GS 450h adds an electric motor to the standard 3.5L V6. The addition of this motor boosts total horsepower to 338, while simultaneously reducing fuel consumption by about 30 percent making the GS 450h the fastest AND most fuel efficient GS available, with a combined EPA rating of 31 mpg.


Model News

Lexus has redesigned their midsized sedan for the 2013 model year. Sporting a more aggressive and extroverted look, Lexus is looking to transform the GS into a legitimate sports sedan without compromising the spacious interior or legendary reliability that made the midsized sedan a hit in the first place.


Value Writeup

The Lexus GS competes with midsized sedans from luxury manufacturers such as Audi, BMW and Mercedes. With a powerful engine, sport-tuned suspension and an available F SPORT edition; the GS checks all the right boxes for a sports sedan-- and the availability of options like all-wheel-drive and a hybrid drivetrain add a further layer of versatility to the genre. A brand-new redesign means that the Lexus is packed full of the latest gadgets and technology. From the latest energy efficient climate control system to Bluetooth connectivity to the advanced direct injection engine, the 2013 Lexus GS is an up to date, modern take on the midsized sports sedan.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.7

EPA Classification
Mid-Size

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 (2012)

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
26 MPG

Cruising Range - City
330.60 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
19 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
21 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
452.40 mi

Engine Type
Gas V6

Displacement
3.5L/211

Fuel System
Direct Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
306 @ 6400

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
277 @ 4800

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.520

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.043

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.401

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.717

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.586

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.224

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.769

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
109.1 ft³

Front Head Room
38.000 in

Front Leg Room
42.300 in

Front Shoulder Room
57.300 in

Front Hip Room
54.500 in

Second Head Room
37.800 in

Second Leg Room
36.300 in

Second Shoulder Room
55.700 in

Second Hip Room
54.100 in

Wheelbase
112.200 in

Length, Overall
190.700 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
72.400 in

Height, Overall
57.900 in

Track Width, Front
62.000 in

Track Width, Rear
62.600 in

Min Ground Clearance
5.700 in

Trunk Volume
14.300 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3980 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Independent

Suspension Type - Rear
Independent

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-link

Front Tire Size
P225/50R17

Rear Tire Size
P225/50R17

Spare Tire Size
T155/70D17

Front Wheel Size
17 x 7.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
17 x 7.5 in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.2

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.800

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
34.200 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13.100 x 1.200 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.200 x 0.700 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
17.400 gal

Basic Years
4

Basic Miles/km
50,000

Drivetrain Years
6

Drivetrain Miles/km
70,000

Corrosion Years
6

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Years
4

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
Unlimited

Maintenance Years
1

Maintenance Miles/km
10,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
12V221000

Mfg's Report Date
MAY 16, 2012

Component
STEERING

Potential Number of Units Affected
663

Summary
TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2013 LEXUS GS350 VEHICLES, MANUFACTURED FROM DECEMBER 12, 2011, THROUGH FEBRUARY 7, 2012. THE STEERING CONTROL ELECTRONIC CONTROL UNIT (ECU) PROGRAMMING FOR THE VARIABLE GEAR RATIO STEERING (VGRS) SYSTEM COULD CAUSE THE STEERING WHEEL TO BECOME OFF-CENTERED WHEN RESTARTING IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE VEHICLE IS PARKED WITH THE STEERING WHEEL TURNED.

Consequence
IF THIS OCCURS, THE DRIVER MAY NOT REALIZE THAT THE STEERING WHEEL IS OFF-CENTERED AND THE VEHICLE COULD MANEUVER IN AN UNEXPECTED DIRECTION, RESULTING IN A CRASH.

TOYOTA WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND LEXUS DEALERS WILL UPDATE THE VGRS SYSTEM FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN IN EARLY JUNE 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331.

CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
14V270000

Mfg's Report Date
MAY 22, 2014

Potential Number of Units Affected
10,462

Summary
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2013 Lexus GS 350 vehicles manufactured June 8, 2012, through December 26, 2012. In the affected vehicles, the switch that senses the amount of pressure that the driver is applying to the brake pedal may fail.

Consequence
If the switch fails, the vehicle may begin braking without the driver's input, and without illuminating the brake lights, increasing the risk of a crash.

Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will replace the brake pedal support assembly which includes the brake pedal load sensing switch, free of charge. Parts for the remedy are not currently available. Toyota will send owners an interim notification letter in late June 2014 to advise owners of the recall, and will mail owners a second letter when remedy parts are available. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

3.5L DOHC 24-valve DI V6 engine -inc: dual continuously variable valve timing w/intelligence (VVT-i)

Acoustic control induction system (ACIS)

Electronic throttle control system w/intelligence (ETCS-i)

Computer controlled ignition system

Electronic spark advance (ESA)

Push button engine start

Fluid filled engine mounts

6-speed automatic electronically controlled transmission -inc: intelligence (ECT-i), OD, sequential-shift, pwr mode, normal mode, snow mode

All wheel drive

Double wishbone front suspension -inc: high-mount upper arms, coil springs

Multi-link rear suspension -inc: high-mount upper arms, coil springs

Front/rear gas-filled shock absorbers

Front/rear stabilizer bars

Speed-sensitive variable rack & pinion electric pwr steering

4-wheel anti-lock vented disc brakes

Electronic parking brake w/auto & hold features

Dual exhaust w/stainless steel tips

Tool kit

17" x 7.5" 9-spoke aluminum alloy wheels

P225/50R17 summer tires

Compact spare tire

Pwr moonroof -inc: 1-touch open/close, sliding sunshade

1-piece front/rear color-keyed bumpers -inc: lateral fins

In-body noise-reducing asphalt sheets

Inverted trapezoid spindle grille

Bi-HID headlamps -inc: auto-on/off, delay, integrated foglamps

LED rear combination lights

Color-keyed electrochromic pwr heated mirrors w/memory -inc: reverse tilt-down, puddle lamps, turn signals

UV & infrared reducing tinted window glass

Variable intermittent windshield wipers w/mist cycle

Lexus premium AM/FM stereo -inc: CD/DVD/MP3/WMA player, HD Radio, 5.1-channel surround sound, (12) speakers, digital signal processing, Bluetooth streaming, automatic sound levelizer (ASL), theft-deterrent design, electronic crossover network, aux audio input, USB/iPod input, integrated SiriusXM satellite radio w/90 day free trial subscription

Shark fin satellite antenna

Rear glass-imprinted FM diversity antenna

Bluetooth

Regency leather seat trim

10-way pwr heated front bucket seats -inc: pwr-adjustable lumbar support, driver seat memory, adjustable headrests

Rear seat -inc: trunk pass-through, fold-down center armrest, adjustable headrests

Center console -inc: sliding armrest, storage bin

Cut pile carpeting

Carpeted floor mats

Aluminum alloy scuff plates

Leather-trimmed pwr tilt/telescopic steering wheel w/audio controls -inc: multi-info display controls, auto tilt-away, memory, paddle shifters

Soft vinyl-wrapped instrument cluster w/contrasting stitching -inc: electrochromatic device (ECD) variable transparency glass feature

8" central control touch screen

Digital odometer w/twin trip meters

Analog clock

Pwr windows -inc: 1-touch up/down, jam protection

Retained accessory pwr

Pwr door locks -inc: anti-lockout feature, driver door 2-turn unlock

Lexus personalized settings (LPS)

SmartAccess keyless entry -inc: 2-stage unlock, trunk open, panic feature, rolling code technology, remote window down, volume-adjustable confirmation tone

HomeLink universal transceiver

Cruise control

Pwr trunk & fuel door release w/valet trunk lockout

Pwr trunk closer

Alarm system

Theft-deterrent system w/engine immobilizer

Dual-zone auto climate controls -inc: LCD controls, temp display, smog sensor, auto recirculation, micro dust filter, pollen filter

Rear A/C vents on back of center console

Rear window defogger w/auto-off timer

(2) aux pwr outlets

Perforated leather interior trim

Wood trim on door switch plate

Door trim -inc: integrated armrests

Electrochromic rearview mirror w/compass

Dual visors w/illuminated vanity mirrors

Dual front/rear assist grips

Illuminated entry -inc: puddle lamps, interior lights, engine start button ring

Front/rear reading lamps

Leather-trimmed shift knob

Front seatback pockets

Integrated retractable coat hooks

Fully carpeted trunk w/integrated cargo net hooks

Electronic brake force distribution (EBD) w/brake assist (BA) -inc: brake override system

Vehicle stability control system (VSC) w/cutoff function

Vehicle dynamics integrated management (VDIM) w/cutoff function

Front/rear energy managing crumple zones

LED daytime running lights

Dual front airbags -inc: occupant-detecting front passenger airbag cutoff

Front/rear side curtain airbags

Dual front seat-mounted side-impact airbags

Dual front knee airbags

Safety connect -inc: automatic collision notification, stolen vehicle location, emergency assist button (SOS), enhanced roadside assistance w/(1) year trial subscription

Rear backup monitor

Force-limiting seat belts for all outboard seating positions w/pretensioners

3-point belts for all seating positions w/height-adjustable front shoulder belt anchors

Emergency locking retractor (ELR) for all seating positions

Automatic locking retractor (ALR) for front/rear passenger seats

Child restraint seat (CRS) w/top tether anchor brackets, safety locks

Interior emergency trunk release

Direct tire pressure monitoring system

Impact-dissipating upper interior trim

Brake pedal regression prevention mechanism

Collapsible steering column

First aid kit

 
STARFIRE PEARL
$0

 
NEBULA GRAY PEARL
$0

 
LIQUID PLATINUM
$0

 
OBSIDIAN
$0

 
RIVIERA RED
$0

 
SATIN CASHMERE METALLIC
$0

 
FIRE AGATE PEARL
$0

 
DEEP SEA MICA
$0

 
METEOR BLUE METALLIC
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
LIGHT GRAY, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
BLACK, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
FLAXEN, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
BLACK, F SPORT LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
CABERNET RED, F SPORT LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
FLAXEN, F SPORT LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
LIGHT GRAY, SEMI-ANALINE LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
BLACK, SEMI-ANALINE LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
FLAXEN, SEMI-ANALINE LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
F SPORT PKG W/COLD WEATHER PKG
$5,695

 
LUXURY PKG W/COLD WEATHER PKG
$6,090

 
LUXURY PKG W/COLD WEATHER PKG, HEATED REAR SEATS
$6,530

 
LUXURY PKG W/COLD WEATHER PKG, NIGHT VISION SYSTEM
$8,290

 
PREMIUM PKG
$1,400

 
COLD WEATHER PKG
$340

 
18" X 8.0" FIVE SPOKE ALLOY WHEELS
$865

 
MARK LEVINSON AUDIO
$1,380

 
NAVIGATION SYSTEM W/12.3" SCREEN
$1,735

 
HEADS UP DISPLAY
$900

 
PRE-COLLISION SYSTEM W/ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL
$2,000

 
LANE KEEP ASSIST (LKA) W/LANE DEPARTURE WARNING
$500

 
BLIND SPOT MONITOR
$500

 
INTUITIVE PARK ASSIST
$500

 
PREFERRED ACCESSORY PKG
$242

 
PREFERRED ACCESSORY PKG
$318

 
WHEEL LOCKS
$73

 
REAR BUMPER APPLIQUE
$76

 
PAINT PROTECTION FILM
$429

 
REMOTE ENGINE START
$499

 
GLASS BREAKAGE SENSORS
$329

 
ILLUMINATED DOOR SILLS
$425

 
CARGO NET
$64

 
REAR LIP SPOILER
$395

 
TRUNK MAT
$105


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