Lexus GS 350
Lexus GS 350
Lexus GS 350

2020 Lexus GS 350

Pros: Strong, refined drivetrains; surprisingly nimble handling, particularly with the F Sport package

Cons: Back seat is more cramped than exterior size would suggest; some drivers dislike interface of Lexus Remote Touch system; Apple CarPlay and Android Auto not offered

CG Says: The 2020 Lexus GS line drops its entry-level 4-cylinder GS 300 models. The Lexus GS is comfortable, reasonably sporty, and tastefully finished sedan. The base GS 350’s 311-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 is smooth and strong. The high-performance GS F has a 467-hp 5.0-liter V8. The rear-wheel drive GS 350 and GS F are paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission and the all-wheel drive GS 350 uses a 6-speed automatic. Standard safety features include the Lexus Safety System +, which includes pre-collision braking, pedestrian detection, and lane-departure mitigation. Prices are steep, particularly as options are added, but overall the GS 350 holds its own well in the premium-midsize class. It strikes a decent balance between the sporty character of the BMW 5-Series and coddling of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, but the fact that it doesn’t really stand out in any one area might put the GS at a disadvantage among discerning luxury-car buyers. The GS F is a high-performance version of the GS sedan designed to compete with BMW M5 and Mercedes-Benz AMG E63.

The Facts
Class Premium Midsize Car
Body Style(s) 4-door sedan
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Lexus
Nation of Manufacture Japan
Base Prices GS 350: $52,420
AWD GS 350: $52,090
GS 350 F Sport: $53,785
AWD GS 350 F Sport: $55,530
GS F: $86,035

Base Engine
3.5-liter V6 (GS 350)
Horsepower
311
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic (RWD)
Avail. Transmission
6-speed automatic (AWD)
EPA City Range (mpg)
19-20
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
26-28

Optional Engine
5.0-liter V8 (GS F)
467
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
16
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
24

Lexus GS F
2020 Lexus GS F
NHTSA Ratings
Overall - NA
0%

(5 is the highest rating)

Front Crash - NA
0%
Side Crash - NA
0%
Rollover - NA
0%

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