Review: 2016 Lexus GS

2016 Lexus GS

In the world of luxury sedans, you have old-school classics, new-wave trendsetters, and then you have those vehicles that tow the line for a perfect combination of timeless good looks and modern performance and features.

Of course, we’re referring to the all-new Lexus GS. Here’s everything you need to know about this new classic:

Safety Features

It’s not all just speed and appearance with all-new GS – it’s loaded with safety features, too. The Lexus sedan comes standard with Lexus Enform Safety Connect, 10-Standard-Airbag System, Backup Camera with Dynamic Gridlines and Smart Stop technology. Additionally, drivers benefit from blind spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert, Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM) with sport mode, LED taillamps, whiplash prevention front seatbacks, rigid body structure with crumple zones, LED headlamps and LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL), and tire pressure monitoring system.

Premium safety options include a Pre-Collision System (PCS) with Pedestrian Detection, Intelligent High-Beam Headlamps, Lexus Dynamic Handling system including Dynamic Rear Steering, All-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Lane Keep Assist and Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, high-performance F Sport Brakes, Intuitive Parking Assist and rain-sensing wipers.

Entertainment

Never miss a beat in your all-new GS with standard Bluetooth® technology, SiriusXM® satellite radio, Siri® Eyes Free, HD Radio™ with iTunes® tagging and subscription-free traffic and weather.

For those with high standards for audio, there’s also the Mark Levinson® Premium Surround Sound Audio System. Additionally, drivers can opt for the Lexus Enform App Suite, Fuel Guide, Sports, and Stocks.

New Styling

The 2016 GS is something to behold, with HID headlights hugged by boomerang-shaped LED running lights and a sleek bumper that seamlessly melds into the body of the car. Inside, you’ll enjoy ambient lighting, Lexus memory system, Lexus Personalized Settings and USB-equipped center console.

Looking for more? Drivers may also opt for Semi-Aniline perforated leather-trimmed interior, 18-way power front seats, F SPORT interior styling, wood- and leather-trimmed heated steering wheel and leather-trimmed shift knob, front-seat climate concierge, three-zone automatic climate control, heated and ventilated front seats and power rear sunshade.

New Technology

If it’s tech you want, tech you’ve got.The GS comes with standard Lexus Enform Remote, Lexus Enform Service Connect, Drive Mode Select, color Multi-Information Display, Remote Touch, steering-wheel mounted controls, SmartAccess key fob, HomeLink® system and illuminated entry system.

Drivers looking for a little extra can also get a navigation system with 12.3-inch Display, Lexus Enform Destinations, LFA-inspired digital instrumentation, EV mode, Sport S+ mode, color Heads-Up Display, voice command and rear-seat climate and audio controls.

Pricing

Base: starting at $45,615 MSRP
GS 450h F Sport: starting at $68,125 MSRP

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