2013 Lexus GS | Review, Price, Interior, Exterior, Engine. – The 2013 Lexus GS ranks 9 out of 15 Luxury Large Cars. This ranking is based on our analysis of 11 published reviews and test drives of the Lexus GS, and our analysis of reliability and safety data. With a high quality interior and nimble handling, critics agree that the redesigned 2013 Lexus GS is set to give German luxury large cars a run for their money.
While some cars are easily labeled as comfortable, luxurious or sporty, the redesigned 2013 Lexus GS offers a combination of the three. Inside, reviewers find a striking interior with comfortable seats, and although the 2013 GS carries a similar engine to the outgoing 2011 model, critics remain pleased with its capable handling and comfortable ride.
Through October 2011, sales of the Lexus GS luxury sedan were a paltry 3346 units, less than half that of the crosstown rival Infiniti M (8813) or the slowest-selling German, the Audi A6 (7890). Worse yet, compared with the big boys, the BMW 5 Series (43,040) and Mercedes-Benz E-Class (52,340), the GS was barely a blip on the radar. Lexus’ onetime prominent player, which debuted back in 1993 and won our Import Car of the Year award in ’98, has become a forgotten entry. That’s a trend Lexus is aiming to reverse.
2013 Lexus GS Price :
2013 Lexus GS Price. - Pricing for the new 2013 Lexus GS has been set at $46,900 – $49,450 based on current exchange rates. If there are changes on the 2013 Lexus GS we will notify you as soon as possible, so keep follow our blog.
2013 Lexus GS Interior and Exterior :
2013 Lexus GS Interior and Exterior. – Step inside the GS, and the interior’s transformation is as great as the exterior’s. Utilizing a new wiring system and electronics, Lexus was able to construct an all-new dash, center stack, and console, all trimmed in richer wood, aluminum, leather, and soft-touch plastics. The result is Lexus’ most appealing and advanced interior to date. Of note are a redesigned gauge cluster with a 3.5-inch TFT display; momentary-type wiper and signal stalks, the latter offering the three-flash lane change; a console-mounted remote-touch controller for infotainment a la the RX and CT 200h; a head-up display; and a huge 12.3-inch multi-information screen that shows navigation, audio, HVAC, and Enform 2.0 functions. If the display doesn’t sound that big, consider that it’s the same size as the entire gauge cluster on the new Cadillac XTS. As for Enform 2.0, it connects through a smartphone, allowing passengers to use such apps as Yelp and Facebook. And lest I forget, the cabin boasts sizeable bumps in headroom, hiproom, and rear shoulder room (legroom is down slightly).
Lexus has long been known for its high-quality interiors, and so far, reviewers are pleased to report that the upcoming 2013 GS offers a new, eye-catching design as well as quality construction with wood and leather trim.
The GS 350 also earns praise for its large navigation screen, which can be split to display mobile apps like Pandora. Additionally, the system offers voice searches for destinations through Microsoft Bing, which can find your desired location and send routing information to the navigation system. On the downside, some reviewers say that the controller for the GS’ multimedia interface is not the easiest to use, and that they’d like separate buttons for certain vehicle functions.
2013 Lexus GS Engine :
2013 Lexus GS Engine. – The 2013 GS 350 is powered by a 3.5-liter, 306-horsepower V6 engine. This engine carries over from the 2011 model, but adds three horsepower. Power is routed to a six-speed automatic transmission, which also carries over from the previous generation, and the GS is available with either rear- or all-wheel drive.
Most reviewers agree that the GS 350’s V6 provides adequate power, but a few say the transmission has some shortcomings. While its six-speed transmission performs adequately, they say it’s outdated in comparison with the seven- and eight-speed transmissions offered by many competitors. And while the GS features a cool rev-matching feature, which automatically blips the throttle when you downshift, one test driver notes that rev-matching only happens if the car is in manual mode.
The volume seller will be the rear-drive GS 350, which is fitted with a 3.5-liter, 306-horse V-6 and six-speed automatic, and priced from around $48,000. Unlike its predecessor, the new 350 is available in Luxury and F Sport trims the former piles on the full luxe treatment (wood and leather steering wheel, rear audio controls, 18-way power front seats, adaptive suspension), while the latter brings the complete sport suite (redesigned fascias, 19-inch wheels with staggered summer tires, larger brakes, perforated leather interior, aluminum trim and pedals, and dynamic handling with variable gear ratio steering). Source: usnews.rankingsandreviews.com, autocarrelease.com.