Lexus GS

In published reviews,
critics awarded this
vehicle an average
overall score of:

87
Priced From $46,900
MPG 23.0
Styles Reviewed
SedanSedan
Vehicle's Review History
Average overall score
for this vehicle, by year:
2013 models 87
2012 models 88
2011 models 85
2010 models 84
2009 models 81
2008 models 81

Edmunds.com

12/19/11
2011-12-19
88
100

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Mike Monticello Mike Monticello 6.6 out of 10 2012 Lexus GS Sedan

The 2013 Lexus GS 350 is an impressive redesign. It’s a Lexus that driving enthusiasts can get excited about. More than just promises, it’s actually fun to drive. It can do smooth and quiet, or serious and sporty: your choice.

Wall Street Journal

03/30/12
2012-03-30
82
100

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Dan Neil Dan Neil 8.6 out of 10 2013 Lexus GS Sedan

The GS350 seems to revel in, rather than reject, the worst Lexus clichés: soft, swollen, grandly indifferent to the road.

USA Today

03/24/12
2012-03-24
83
100

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James R. Healey James R. Healey 7.1 out of 10 2013 Lexus GS Sedan

Brakes feel responsive enough. Steering is firm.Styling, ugly in photos, is better in real life. All-in, the GS 350 is a strong start toward an admirable goal. Where you get cheated is space.

Los Angeles Times

02/08/12
2012-02-08
84
100

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David Undercoffler David Undercoffler Score Pending 2013 Lexus GS Sedan

The GS 350 is best judged from the driver’s seat, or anywhere else in the excellent cabin. Yet step outside and view the car, and that coherence dissolves. Passion involves focus and risk, both of which the GS needs more of.

AutoWeek

11/23/11
2011-11-23
85
100

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Barry Winfield Barry Winfield 7.2 out of 10 2013 Lexus GS Sedan

When you add performance bandwidth to a polished product such as the GS 350, allowing it to strafe a canyon road like a sports car as well as glide serenely to the office, it makes a fine argument for what Lexus has done here. All that’s left to debate is the controversial new styling.

Detroit Free Press

03/15/12
2012-03-15
86
100

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Mark Phelan Mark Phelan Score Pending 2013 Lexus GS Sedan

The 2013 GS 350 AWD gives Lexus a new face, but the luxury brand’s soul remains the same: long on quiet and comfort, short on thrills. But the car’s looks, comfort and quiet remain strong attractions.

MotorWeek

01/12/12
2012-01-12
87
100

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Staff Review MotorWeek 7.2 out of 10 2013 Lexus GS Sedan

While the 2013 Lexus GS 350 is undeniably more capable and fun to drive, it still falls short of providing the absolute feedback of European and even American rivals. Engineering “feel” is a lot harder than engineering “performance.” So, Lexus, the new GS is a big step in the right direction. Now, let’s take a few more.

Motor Trend

01/25/12
2012-01-25
87
100

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Kim Reynolds Kim Reynolds 6.8 out of 10 2013 Lexus GS Sedan

The 2013 GS F Sport is a large Lexus sedan claiming to burn up backroads like a 5 Series BMW. It does a remarkably good job of it.

New York Times

05/11/12
2012-05-11
87
100

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Lawrence Ulrich Lawrence Ulrich 7.3 out of 10 2013 Lexus GS Sedan

The 2013 GS 350 isn’t ugly, just mildly odd and alien. But because I enjoyed driving the car so much, I declared a truce with the styling.

Motor Trend

11/23/11
2011-11-23
88
100

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Ron Kiino Ron Kiino 7.6 out of 10 2013 Lexus GS Sedan

The new GS represents advancements in refinement, performance, fuel economy, technology, and luxury. Yet, with a standard V-6 that puts out mid-class power, a behind-the-curve six-speed, and a front end that some will deem scary, the GS is a sizeable step forward, not a huge leap.

DriverSide.com

12/16/11
2011-12-16
88
100

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Alison Lakin Alison Lakin 6.3 out of 10 2013 Lexus GS Sedan

The GS 350’s interior styling is fantastic, and technology is integrated brilliantly within the interior. But the catch is whether the Lexus offers enough improved performance to convince buyers not to go for the Mercedes or BMW. The jury’s still out on that one.

Bloomberg News

04/19/12
2012-04-19
88
100

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Jason H. Harper Jason H. Harper 8.3 out of 10 2013 Lexus GS Sedan

This four-door’s main goal is to carry passengers in comfort, with a dose of hop-to-it-ivness when desired. Lexus engineers knew they had to inject some shock-and-awe into the fourth generation of the midsize GS sedan.

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