REVIEW: 2015 LEXUS GS 350

Los Angeles Review 2015 Lexus GS350

Drivers in El Monte who want a luxury sedan that’s a tried-and-true classic need to test drive the 2015 Lexus GS 350 before inventory dwindles even further.

On the outside, it’s a work of art, while on the inside it’s a quiet and comfortable cabin with all the tech and features that define a luxury car. And under the hood? You’ll have to read our full review to find out:

STYLING

With well-defined lines, a distinctive front end, and a rear design that will leave a lasting impression on all those you pass on the road, the 2015 GS 350 is a feat of design engineering. Created by the Lexus L-Finesse design team as a sport vehicle, it’s sleek and sophisticated like a luxury sedan should be, but also looks like it has some serious get-up-and-go. It has standard 18-inch alloy wheels, an uncluttered instrument panel, contrast stitching details, and LED ambient lighting inside for a truly deluxe feel.

STANDARD FEATURES

All models of the 2015 GS 350 have leather seating, wood and metal accents, power moonroof, multi-function steering wheel, and energy efficient S-flow automatic climate control. Standard features for convenience include navigation, push-button start, and rearview camera. For your entertainment, each model also has Lexus Premium Audio with 12 speakers, AM/FM/CD, HD radio, Bluetooth connectivity, and 5.1 Surround Sound.

OPTIONAL FEATURES

If you choose the Premium Package upgrade, you’ll love the heated and ventilated seats, while the Luxury Package equips you with adaptive variable suspension, rear audio and climate control, and semi-aniline leather seating. Other available features include HDD navigation, power trunk release, dynamic rear steering, Mark Levinson premium audio, head-up display, and a suite of safety technologies. The F Sport package features a 16-way power driver’s seat, custom-tuned AVS, upgraded wheels and tires, and variable gear ratio steering.

SAFETY

The 2015 GS earned perfect scores in crash tests by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, including moderate front overlap impact, side impact, roof strength, and head restraints and seating. Also, the organization said its front crash prevention system is Advanced.

Standard safety features include electronic traction and stability control, Lexus Drive Mode, automatic collision notification, Safety Connect, and Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management system with anti-lock brakes. Available features include blind spot monitor, pre-collision warning, intuitive parking assist, lane departure alert, and lane keep assist.

ENGINE

The 2015 Lexus GS 350 has a 3.5-liter V6 engine with 306 horsepower and 277 lb-ft of torque, making for a very powerful vehicle for any size, let alone a sedan. It has dual variable valve timing and direct fuel injection, as well as Lexus Drive Mode that allows you to control your performance settings. Rear-wheel drive models have 8-speed automatic transmission, while all-wheel drive models are equipped with 6-speed automatic transmission.

PRICING

Starting at $48,600 MSRP

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