Lexus GS

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First launched in 2003, the Lexus GS is a luxury executive saloon which positions itself as an alternative to hugely popular saloons like the BMW 5 Series, Mercedes-Benz E-Class and Audi A6.

  • Lexus GS Saloon (12-18)
  • Lexus GS (05-11)
  • Lexus GS (93-04)

First launched in 2003, the Lexus GS is a luxury executive saloon which positions itself as an alternative to hugely popular saloons like the BMW 5 Series, Mercedes-Benz E-Class and Audi A6.

Offering value for money, plenty of kit as standard and a luxurious and refined cabin, the Lexus GS has proved popular with retail buyers and company car drivers and is now in its fourth generation.

Slotting between the IS and LS in the firm’s line-up, in 2005 the GS became the first mass-production rear-wheel drive luxury car to be offered with a hybrid powertrain, combining a 3.5-litre V6 petrol engine with an electric motor.

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Most Popular Model Reviews

Lexus GS Saloon 1993 - 2004

3 out of 5
Lexus GS Saloon 1993 - 2004

New price range:
£28,295 - £42,492

Used price range:
£396 - £2,130

Value, equipment, ability
Lacks the heritage of its European rivals

Lexus GS F 2015 - 2018

4 out of 5
Lexus GS F 2015 - 2018

New price range:
£71,305 - £73,410

Used price range:
£20,134 - £40,120

  • Characterful V8 engine
  • Excellent cabin quality and loads of kit
  • Comfortable cruising ability
  • Crescendo of noise and pace
  • Rivals offer sharper handling and gearbox
  • Power delivery is less immediate too
  • Infotainment controller awkward to use

Lexus GS Saloon 2012 - 2018

3.5 out of 5
Lexus GS Saloon 2012 - 2018

New price range:
£31,495 - £55,710

Used price range:
£5,757 - £36,180

  • Spacious and luxurious interior
  • Stacks of equipment
  • Larger load space than rivals
  • GS 300h model offers competitive running costs
  • Fiddly multimedia interface
  • Dull to drive compared with rivals
  • No real wow factor

Lexus GS Competitors

BMW 5-Series

BMW 5-Series

Jaguar XF

Jaguar XF