2008 Lexus GS 450h  -  $56,675


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $56,675
Base Invoice: $49,979
Destination Charge: $875
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Sdn Hybrid
Doors: 4
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 22 | Hwy: 25
Body Style: 4dr Sdn Hybrid
Transmission: Electronic continuously variable transmission (ECVT)
Engine: 3.5L DOHC 24-valve V6 engine

Model Highlights

The 2008 Lexus GS comes in three different models, each distinguished by its powertrain. The GS350 is powered by a 303-horsepower V6 engine, while the GS460 has a 342-horsepower V8 engine. At the top of the range is the GS450h, which has a hybrid powertrain combining a 3.5L V6 with an electric motor system, to produce 340 horsepower altogether.

The GS460 can accelerate to 60 mph in just 5.4 seconds, while the GS450h can get to 60 in 5.2 seconds.

The GS350 has an available all-wheel drive system, but other GS models are rear-wheel drive. The AWD system normally sends 70 percent of engine power to the rear wheels but brings up to 50 percent of power to the front wheels when the conditions warrant. With a planetary-gear differential and wet multi-disc clutch, the torque transfer is very smooth.

The GS450h model's hybrid powertrain is a so-called "full hybrid" system, meaning it can provide electric-only operation at low speeds for short distances to optimize fuel economy. The system recovers some energy to the battery pack, installed in the rear-seat area, when braking or decelerating. The hybrid model carries EPA fuel economy ratings of 22 mpg city, 25 highway.

Standard on the GS460 and optional on other models is the Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS) system, which brings four settings ranging from a softer, comfort-oriented mode to a "sport" mode for high-performance driving. On the GS460, there's also an Active Power Stabilizer system, controlled by electronic actuators, that reduces body sway for better control in hard cornering.

All GS models feature standard VDC electronic stability control, but GS460 and GS450h models upgrade to the Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management system, which seamlessly integrates the long list of standard electronic safety and performance technology--including the anti-lock brakes, brake assist, electronic brakeforce distribution, and variable-ratio steering--together.

The Variable Gear Ratio Steering on the GS460 is electrically operated, lighter, and more efficient than traditional systems, and it can change the ratio so that response is quick in parking maneuvers yet stable in highway lane changes. The GS460 also has an electronically controlled, "brake-by-wire" system that's backed up with a traditional hydraulic system.

A Pre-Collision System (PCS) is optional. PCS uses radar sensors to detect obstacles in front of the car and, if it determines a collision is unavoidable, it retracts seatbelts, stiffens the suspension, primes the brake assist, and will automatically apply the brakes if the driver doesn't respond to warnings. Other standout technology functions on the GS include the Adaptive Front Lighting System, which swivels the headlight beams to better illuminate dark corners, and Intuitive Park Assist (IPA), which uses ultrasonic sensors to detect nearby objects during parking in the direction of steering.

All GS models come with leather upholstery, ten-way-adjustable power seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, a power rear sunshade, and a ten-speaker sound system with a cassette player and six-CD changer. GS460 and GS450h models come with heated and ventilated front seats, perforated leather upholstery, rear-seat side air bags, rain-sensing wipers, headlamp washers, and the IPA parking system. Interior appointments come in a variety of materials, including Walnut, Dark Gray, or Brown Bird's Eye Maple trim and a variety of leathers.

Major options include a Mark Levinson Premium Audio system, with 330 watts, eleven channels, and the capability to play multi-format, multi-media CDs or DVDs on the included screen, and a DVD-based navigation system with Bluetooth hands-free interface.


Value Writeup

While Lexus's similarly sized ES sedan is oriented more for comfort, the 2008 GS line is configured for performance and sporty driving characteristics. All three models have impressive acceleration and well-rounded performance, and with all-wheel drive available on the GS350, it's a good alternative for those with serious winter weather. The GS--especially in the 460 and 450h models--is also a high-tech powerhouse, with many features, such as the Pre-Collision System, not widely found in its rivals.

The GS450h also continues to stand out as unique model in the market, as a hybrid model with a distinct performance emphasis. It outpaces the V8, and even so, it has 30-percent better mileage, according to Lexus.


Pros

Lively acceleration; impressive overall performance; sporty driving characteristics; high-technology safety and convenience equipment; available all-wheel drive (GS350).


Model News

For 2008, the Lexus GS gets minor appearance revisions inside and out. Outside, the front fascia, bumper, and lower intake have new styling, and the grille is now surrounded in chrome. Inside, the instrument panel gets a new brushed-aluminum surround, and door switches now are surrounded with wood trim. Light gray leather trim and dark gray wood trim are a new combination available through the model line, and the 450h now has an exclusive interior color, Black Opal Mica with blue highlights.

All models get turn signals integrated into side-view mirrors. The 450h now also gets a VDIM cutoff switch to allow the driver to disengage the electronic stability control system.


Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
25 MPG

Cruising Range - City
378.40 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
22 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
430.00 mi

Engine Type
Gas/Electric V6

Displacement
3.5L/210

Fuel System
DI/SFI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
292 @ 6400

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
267 @ 4800

Trans Type
1

Trans Description Cont.
ECVT

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.77

EPA Classification
Mid-Size

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
110.5 ft³

Front Head Room
37.8 in

Front Leg Room
43.5 in

Front Shoulder Room
56.3 in

Front Hip Room
54.4 in

Second Head Room
37.0 in

Second Leg Room
36.4 in

Second Shoulder Room
55.1 in

Second Hip Room
51.4 in

Wheelbase
112.2 in

Length, Overall
190.0 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
71.7 in

Height, Overall
56.1 in

Track Width, Front
60.4 in

Track Width, Rear
60.6 in

Min Ground Clearance
5.1 in

Trunk Volume
7.5 ft³

Base Curb Weight
4134 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link

Front Tire Size
P245/40ZR18

Rear Tire Size
P245/40ZR18

Spare Tire Size
Compact

Front Wheel Size
18 x 8.0 in

Rear Wheel Size
18 x 8.0 in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material
Compact

Steering Type
Electric Pwr Steering

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
12.4-17.2

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7-3.2

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
36.7 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
13.1 x -TBD- in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.2 x -TBD- in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
17.2 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

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
09V020000

Mfg's Report Date
JAN 16, 2009

Component
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Potential Number of Units Affected
214570

Summary
TOYOTA IS RECALLING 214,570 MY 2006-2008 LEXUS IS, MY 2006-2007 GS AND MY 2007-2008 LS PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH ALUMINUM FUEL DELIVERY PIPES (FUEL RAILS). ETHANOL FUELS WITH A LOW MOISTURE CONTENT WILL CORRODE THE INTERNAL SURFACE OF THE FUEL RAILS. AS THIS CONDITION PROGRESSES, THE ENGINE MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LIGHT MAY ILLUMINATE.

Consequence
OVER TIME, THE CORROSION MAY CREATE A PINHOLE RESULTING IN FUEL LEAKAGE. FUEL LEAKAGE, IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE, COULD RESULT IN A FIRE.

DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND REPLACE THE FUEL DELIVERY PIPES FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING FEBRUARY 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA/LEXUS AT 1-800-255-3987.

CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO 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
10V309000

Mfg's Report Date
JUL 06, 2010

Component
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

Potential Number of Units Affected
138874

Summary
TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2006 THROUGH 2008 LEXUS PASSENGER CARS MANUFACTURED FROM AUGUST 26, 2005 THROUGH JULY 29, 2008. MICRO-FOREIGN OBJECTS IN THE MATERIAL OF THE VALVE SPRING MAY DEGRADE THE STRENGTH OF THE VALVE SPRING, POSSIBLY CAUSING THE SPRING TO BREAK.

Consequence
THE ENGINE COULD FAIL AND STOP SUDDENLY WHILE THE VEHICLE IS IN MOTION, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

TOYOTA WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND DEALERS WILL REPAIR THE VEHICLES FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JULY 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT LEXUS AT 1-800-255-3987.

OWNERS MAY ALSO 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 .

3.5L DOHC 24-valve V6 engine-inc: SFI & DI dual injection, dual continuously variable valve timing w/intelligence (VVT-i), permanent magnet electric motor

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

Computer controlled ignition system

Electronic spark advance (ESA)

Push button engine start

Fluid filled engine mounts

Electronic continuously variable transmission (ECVT)-inc: 2-stage torque multiplication, pwr mode, snow mode

Vehicle dynamics integrated management (VDIM)-inc: electronic controlled braking (ECB), vehicle stability control (VSC), traction control (TRAC)

Rear wheel drive

35kW sealed nickel metal hydride (Ni-MH) battery

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

Adaptive variable suspension (AVS)

P245/40ZR18 summer tires

18" x 8.0" 5-spoke alloy wheels

Temporary spare tire

Speed-sensitive variable rack & pinion electric pwr steering

4-wheel pwr vented disc brakes

4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)

Electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD) w/brake assist (BA)

Regenerative braking

Dual exhaust w/stainless steel tips

Pwr tilt/slide moonroof-inc: 1-touch open/close, jam protection

Color-keyed front/rear bumpers

Chrome grill surround

High-intensity discharge (HID)-inc: auto-on/off, delay-off, adaptive front lighting system (AFS), headlamp washers

Integrated fog lamps

Daytime running lights

LED rear combination lights

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

Acoustic glass windshield

Water-repellent front door glass

UV & infrared ray-reducing tinted window glass

Rain-sensing variable intermittent wipers w/mist cycle

Regency leather seat trim

10-way pwr heated/ventilated front bucket seats-inc: pwr lumbar, 3-position memory, 4-way headrests

Rear bench seat-inc height-adjustable headrests, fold-down center armrest

Cut pile carpeting

Carpeted floor mats

Stainless steel scuff plates

3-spoke wood & leather-trimmed pwr tilt/telescopic steering wheel-inc: audio controls, display controls, auto tilt-away

3-pod analog instrument cluster w/electro chromatic device (ECD) variable transparency glass feature

7" multi-information touch-screen

Digital odometer w/twin trip meters

Digital quartz clock

Drop-down controls left of steering wheel-inc: exterior mirrors, meter brightness, odometer reset, trip meter reset, headlamp washer, rear sunshade, park assist, AFS off, interior lamp

Direct tire pressure monitoring system

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

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

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

Cruise control

Pwr trunk release/closer w/valet trunk lockout closer

Pwr fuel door release

Retained accessory pwr

Intuitive park assist

Backup camera

Bluetooth wireless telephone technology

Vehicle theft-deterrent system w/engine immobilizer

Alarm system

Rear window defogger w/auto-off timer

AM/FM stereo-inc: in-dash 6-disc CD changer, auto-reverse cassette, cassette scan feature, (10) speakers, digital signal processing, automatic sound levelizer (ASL), electronic crossover network, theft-deterrent design, auxiliary audio input

Rear glass-imprinted FM diversity antenna

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

Auxiliary pwr outlet

Wood trim

Full door trim-inc: integrated front armrests, folding front door storage pockets

Electrochromic rearview mirror-inc: compass, HomeLink programmable garage door opener

Pwr rear sunshade

Sun visors w/illuminated vanity mirrors

(2) front & (2) rear assist grips

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

Front/rear reading lamps

Wood & leather-trimmed shift knob

Front seatback pockets

Integrated retractable coat hooks

Fully carpeted trunk w/integrated cargo net hooks

4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)

Electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD) w/brake assist (BA)

Dual-stage front airbag system (SRS) w/passenger occupant detection

Front/rear seat-mounted side-impact airbags (SRS)

Front/rear side curtain airbags (SRS)

Dual front knee airbags (SRS)

All-position 3-point seat belts-inc: outboard pretensioners w/force limiters

Height-adjustable front shoulder belt anchors

All-position emergency locking retractor (ELR)

All-passenger automatic locking retraction (ALR)

Child safety rear door locks

Vehicle dynamics integrated management (VDIM)-inc: electronic controlled braking (ECB), vehicle stability control (VSC), traction control (TRAC)

Impact-dissipating upper interior trim

Front/rear crumple zones

Brake pedal regression mechanism

Daytime running lights

 
REGENCY LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
SOLID PAINT
$0

 
PWR ACTIVE VEHICLE STABILIZER
$3,320

 
PWR ACTIVE VEHICLE STABILIZER
$3,320

 
245/40R18 RUN-FLAT ALL-SEASON TIRES
$320

 
245/40R18 RUN-FLAT ALL-SEASON TIRES
$400

 
MARK LEVINSON AM/FM STEREO W/CD/DVD CHANGER
$1,780

 
LEXUS LINK
$900

 
NAVIGATION SYSTEM W/REAR CAMERA
$1,500

 
PRE-COLLISION SYSTEM W/ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL
$2,850

 
REAR LIP SPOILER
$200

 
CARGO NET
$64

 
TRUNK MAT
$73

 
REAR LIP SPOILER
$200

 
SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO
$486

 
XM SATELLITE RADIO
$486

 
ALL WEATHER MATS
$109

 
WHEEL LOCKS
$73

 
PREFERRED ACCESSORY PKG
$210

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