2014 Lexus GS 350 4dr Sdn RWD

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The 2014 Lexus GS 350 is exactly the kind of vehicle one should expect from a Lexus – good-looking, powerful, comfortable and feature-rich. The most attractive aspect of this mid-size sedan is undoubtedly its in-your-face exterior design that effectively targets the show-off in all of us.



The 2014 Lexus GS 350 is here to take on the likes of the BMW 5-Series, Mercedes-Benz E Class, Audi A6 and Cadillac CTS once more, and it does so admirably. Backed by a powerful engine, comfortable cabin and a plethora of special features, this mid-size sedan is exactly the kind of car any person in search of a status symbol should own.

One look at the exterior is enough to let anyone know that this car is meant to impress people, thanks to its bold style that is sure to turn heads. The biggest draw of this design is the front, which has more or less grown into staple for Lexus in the last few years, offering unique-looking headlights and a grille that protrudes in a distinctive manner. At the back, the nice-looking LED taillights will draw your eye as well, so don’t think that Lexus only cares about its face. The car also comes with 17-inch alloys and 225/50 tires, while the F Sport Package offers 19-inch wheels with 235/40 front and 265/35 rear tires for those who want even more distinction among their peers.

Step inside and you’ll find a cabin that wisely avoids the edgy nature of the car’s exterior design in favour of luxury and high-tech features. The elegantly-shaped instrument panel features Optitron gauges along with a colour Multi-Information Display and an 8.0-inch colour high-definition centre control screen, operated by the second-generation Remote Touch Interface control function. But that’s not all: both front-seat occupants get to sit themselves in 10-way power seats, as LED ambient lighting illuminates the space from the door ornamentation and centre control screen. Other little details include “Lexus” badges on all doorsills and contrast stitching on the upper instrument panel, door panels and other areas.

Under the hood, the new Lexus GS 350 comes with a 3.5-litre V6 engine, which can produce 306 horsepower and 277 pound-feet of torque. The powertrain is paired with dual variable valve timing with intelligence and direct fuel injection. Rear-drive models come with an eight-speed automatic transmission, while all-wheel drive variants offer a six-speed automatic. The fuel economy isn’t the best, but it does its job. If you’re looking for great fuel efficiency, however, then you should consider getting the GS 450h hybrid model instead.

Overall, the 2014 Lexus GS 350 is a fine automobile that’s more than worthy of the Lexus brand. So, if you have enough cash to spend on a luxury car of this nature, then definitely give this sedan a try.



Trim / StyleMSRPEst. Monthly PaymentAverage PriceInvoice Price
4dr Sdn RWD$52,200 Get Local Price Get Invoice Price
4dr Sdn AWD$54,900 Get Local Price Get Invoice Price

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November 01, 2014 thru December 01, 2014
Cash
Trim / StyleMSRPCash Incentive before taxCash Incentive after tax
4dr Sdn RWD$52,200$0$5,000
4dr Sdn AWD$54,900$0$5,000
Finance
Trim / StyleRebate before taxRebate after tax24364860728496
4dr Sdn RWD$0$02.90%3.50%3.80%6.99%N/AN/AN/A
4dr Sdn AWD$0$02.90%3.50%3.80%6.99%N/AN/AN/A
Lease
Trim / StyleRebate before taxRebate after tax24364860728496
4dr Sdn RWD$0$01.40%1.90%2.90%8.35%N/AN/AN/A
4dr Sdn AWD$0$01.40%1.90%2.90%8.35%N/AN/AN/A

General Specs

EnginePremium Unleaded V-6
Horsepower @RPM306 @ 6400
Displacement3.5 L/211
Torque @RPM277 @ 4800
Fuel SystemPort/Direct Injection
Fuel Economy (Hwy)7 L/100 km
Fuel Economy (City)10.7 L/100 km
Body type4dr Car
Passenger5
Drive TrainN/A
TransmissionN/A
Power and Performance:

There's no longer a V-8 option in the GS, but there are more gears in the transmission. Moreover, it's impressive to see what the GS has become: it's now a composed, athletic sport sedan, especially when you look to F Sport models with their extra performance accessories.

Base versions sport electric power steering and an independent, multi-link suspension front and rear. Even here, the GS 350 digs a little more deeply, and extracts a little more from standard 17-inch, 50-series tires than before. Lexus credits a lighter-weight suspension and stiffer body, and we'll also give some kudos to relatively well-executed power steering that makes the base car pleasant to drive, with a more composed ride than it had in years gone by. Luxury models add the adaptive suspension, a pricey option for subtle differences in ride and handling, we think.

It's the progressive steps forward with the adaptive suspension and active steering combined in the F Sport package that set a new benchmark for the brand. Electronic controls for steering and suspension have turned out to be the great equalizer in the luxury-sedan segment: While the German competition struggles in its own ways to elevate electronic driving controls to their high standards of driving feel, the F Sport lifts the GS' game from its former junior-varsity league, making it feel smaller and sharper than ever.

To get there, the F Sport adds on stiffer springs, roll bars and bushings; adaptive shocks; variable-ratio steering; bigger front brakes; and as an option, active rear steering, which can dial in up to 2.0 degrees of steering angle at the rear wheels opposing the fronts, to slice off apexes more neatly, or steer in tandem with the front wheels at high speeds for better stability. Managing it all atop 19-inch wheels and tires, Lexus finally has drilled one home. It's dialed up instantaneous steering response and very tightly damped ride control, with very low tolerance for potholes and bad pavement junctions the price paid for its crisp handling. 

Read more on The Car Connection.

Interiors and Special Features:

Perhaps edgy on the outside, the 2014 Lexus GS is luxury and technology inside. The attractively shaped instrument panel includes analog Optitron gauges with a color Multi-Information Display and an 8.0-inch color high-resolution central control screen that operates with the second-generation Remote Touch Interface (RTI) control function. Both front occupants enjoy 10-way power seats, and LED ambient lighting is integrated into the door ornamentation and the RTI surround area. Nice touches and details abound, from "Lexus"-stamped scuff plates on all doorsills to contrast stitching on the upper instrument panel, door panels and shift boot.

Originally appeared on Kelley Blue Book.

Safety features:

Standard safety features on the 2014 Lexus GS 350 include antilock brakes, traction and stability control, front and rear side-impact airbags, front knee airbags, side curtain airbags and active front head restraints. Safety Connect, a traditional telematics service with automatic collision notification, stolen vehicle locator and emergency assistance button, is also standard. A rearview camera is standard, while front and rear parking sensors are optional.

Adding the optional adaptive cruise control includes a pre-collision system that detects impending collisions and responds by tensioning the seatbelts and activating brake assist.

In Edmunds brake testing, a GS 350 with the F Sport package stopped from 60 mph in a short 112 feet.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the GS 350 the best possible rating of "Good" in the moderate-overlap frontal-offset, side impact and roof strength tests. Its seat and head restraint design was also rated "Good" for whiplash protection in rear impacts.

Originally appeared on Edmunds.

Brakes

Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Brake ABS System (Second Line) N/A
Brake Type N/A
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.1
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.2

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft) 14.3

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) N/A

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0 F (Primary) N/A
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 80

Emissions

G/km Of CO2 Emissions 207
Kg/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 20K km/year N/A

Engine

Displacement 3.5 L/211
Engine Type Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System Port/Direct Injection
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 306 @ 6400
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 277 @ 4800

Exterior Dimensions

Height, Overall (in) 57.3
Length, Overall (in) 190.7
Liftover Height (in) N/A
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.7
Track Width, Front (in) 62
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.6
Wheelbase (in) 112.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.4

Fuel Tank

Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (L) N/A
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (L) 66

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room (in) 38.8
Front Hip Room (in) 54.5
Front Leg Room (in) 42.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.3
Passenger Capacity 5
Passenger Volume (ft) 99
Second Head Room (in) 37.8
Second Hip Room (in) 54.1
Second Leg Room (in) 32.7
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.7

Mileage

Battery Range (km) N/A
Cruising Range - City (mi) 1450.08
Cruising Range - Hwy (mi) 2216.55
EnerGuide Estimate - City (L/100 km) 10.7
EnerGuide Estimate - Hwy (L/100 km) 7
EnerGuide Estimate Equivalent - City N/A
EnerGuide Estimate Equivalent - Combined N/A
EnerGuide Estimate Equivalent - Hwy N/A

Steering

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall N/A
Steering Type Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) N/A

Suspension

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) N/A
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) N/A
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link

Tires

Front Tire Size P235/45VR18
Rear Tire Size P235/45VR18
Spare Tire Size Compact

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A

Transmission

Clutch Size (in) N/A
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.68
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.23
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.94
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.60
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.46
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.18
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.72
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.82
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.86
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD
Trans Type 8

Vehicle

EPA Classification Mid-Size Cars

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3715

Wheels

Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 X 8
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Material Steel
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact

MECHANICAL

Engine: 3.5L DOHC 24-Valve Dual VVT-i
Transmission: 8-Speed Sport Direct Shift Automatic
Transmission w/Oil Cooler
Drive Mode Select w/S+ Mode
Rear-Wheel Drive
2.94 Axle Ratio
55-Amp/Hr Maintenance-Free Battery
80 Amp Alternator
4828# Gvwr
Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
66 L Fuel Tank
Dual Stainless Steel Exhaust
Double Wishbone Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front And Rear Vented Discs, Brake Assist, Hill Hold Control and Electric Parking Brake

EXTERIOR

Wheels: 18" Aluminum Alloy w/Wheel Locks
Tires: P235/45R18
Steel Spare Wheel
Compact Spare Tire Mounted Inside Under Cargo
Monotone Paint
Express Open/Close Sliding And Tilting Glass 1st Row Sunroof w/Sunshade
Body-Coloured Front Bumper
Body-Coloured Rear Bumper
Chrome Side Windows Trim and Black Front Windshield Trim
Body-Coloured Door Handles
Body-Coloured Power Heated Auto Dimming Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding and Turn Signal Indicator
Fixed Rear Window w/Defroster and Power Blind
Light Tinted Glass
Speed Sensitive Rain Detecting Variable Intermittent Wipers w/Heated Wiper Park
Front Windshield -inc: Sun Visor Strip
Galvanized Steel/Aluminum Panels
Black Grille w/Chrome Surround
Trunk Rear Cargo Access
Fully Automatic Projector Beam High Intensity Low/High Beam Daytime Running Auto-Leveling Headlamps w/Washer and Delay-Off
Front Fog Lamps
Perimeter/Approach Lights
LED Brakelights

ENTERTAINMENT

Radio: Lexus Premium Audio -inc: 12 speakers, audio auxiliary input jack, USB audio input, Bluetooth capability, integrated XM satellite radio, 8" LCD display and steering wheel audio controls
Radio w/Seek-Scan, In-Dash Mounted Single CD, MP3 Player, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control, Radio Data System and DVD-Audio
Regular Amplifier
Automatic Equalizer
Audio Theft Deterrent
Digital Signal Processor
Window Grid Diversity Antenna
1 LCD Monitor In The Front

INTERIOR

Heated & Air Conditioned Front Seats -inc: 10-way power adjustable drivers and passenger seat and driver seat memory
Leather Front Seats w/Leatherette Back Material and Power 2-Way Driver Lumbar
8-Way Power Driver Seat -inc: Power Recline, Height Adjustment, Fore/Aft Movement, Cushion Tilt and Power 2-Way Lumbar Support
8-Way Power Passenger Seat -inc: Power Recline, Height Adjustment, Fore/Aft Movement, Cushion Tilt and Power 2-Way Lumbar Support
Bench Front Facing Leather Rear Seat
Power Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Voltmeter, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
Power Rear Windows
5 Person Seating Capacity
Heated Leather Steering Wheel w/Auto Tilt-Away
Front Cupholder
Rear Cupholder
Front Cigar Lighter(s)
Ashtray
Compass
Proximity Key For Doors And Ignition
Valet Function
Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, 4 Door Curb/Courtesy, Illuminated Entry, Illuminated Ignition Switch and Panic Button
Remote Releases -Inc: Power Trunk/Hatch and Power Fuel
HomeLink Garage Door Transmitter
Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts and Console Ducts
Illuminated Locking Glove Box
Driver Foot Rest
Interior Trim -inc: Genuine Wood Instrument Panel Insert, Genuine Wood Door Panel Insert, Genuine Wood Console Insert, Chrome And Metal-Look Interior Accents and Leatherette Upholstered Dashboard
Full Cloth Headliner
Leatherette Door Trim Insert
Leather Gear Shift Knob
Day-Night Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror
Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination
Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Mini Overhead Console w/Storage and 2 12V DC Power Outlets
Front And Rear Map Lights
Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats
Carpet Floor Trim, Carpet Trunk Lid/Rear Cargo Door Trim and Carpet Mat
Cargo Net
Cargo Space Lights
Memory Settings -inc: Driver Seat, Door Mirrors and Steering Wheel
FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate, Windows and Sunroof/Convertible Roof
Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins
Power 1st Row Windows w/Front And Rear 1-Touch Up/Down
Delayed Accessory Power
Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
Systems Monitor
Trip Computer
Outside Temp Gauge
Analog Display
Manual Anti-Whiplash w/Tilt Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints
Front Centre Armrest and Rear Centre Armrest w/Pass-Thru w/Storage
2 Seatback Storage Pockets
Perimeter Alarm
Engine Immobilizer
2 12V DC Power Outlets
Air Filtration

SAFETY

Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
ABS And Driveline Traction Control
Side Impact Beams
Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
Low Tire Pressure Warning
Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
Airbag Occupancy Sensor
Driver And Passenger Knee Airbag and Rear Side-Impact Airbag
Rear Child Safety Locks
First Aid Kit
Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Centre 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
Rear Camera

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