2015 Lexus GS 350 Overview
- Sportier luxury sedan with standard rear-wheel drive
- Updated multimedia system and larger wheels both standard
- 306-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 engine
Returning with a slew of new updates inside and out, the sporty 2015 Lexus GS 350 marries an engaging driving experience with Lexus luxury and build quality.
Larger 18-inch alloy wheels are now standard, replacing last year’s 17-inch wheels. The exterior of the GS 350 is more expressive than the sedate ES 350 sedan, with a forward leaning front fascia that is highlighted by Lexus now signature “spindle” front grille. HID headlight with LED daytime running lamps are standard, along with a dual rear exhaust, power moonroof, and LED taillights. Adaptive headlights that bend with the road are optional. Those who want even more aggressive styling can opt for the F Sport version of the GS 350, which gets unique badging and a mesh front grille among other changes.
Under the hood, the GS 350 features a 306-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 that is mated to an eight-speed automatic on rear-wheel drive models, whil all-wheel drive models get a six-speed automatic (both transmissions offer paddle shifters). Fuel economy estimates vary by drivetrain; expect 19/29 mpg city/highway with RWD and 19/26 mpg with AWD equipped.
There are also a few important changes to the GS 350’s interior for 2015, starting with the multimedia system. Lexus’ remote touch interface gets updates including a new controller and the Enform app suite adds new functionality and updates the versions of several apps as well. There are plenty of standard features to be found in the cabin, including 10-way power front seats, leather upholstery, Bluetooth connectivity, USB port, an eight-inch screen in the center console, and HD radio. Heated front and rear seats are optional, as are a color Head Up Display, navigation with a 12.3-inch screen, and a Mark Levinson premium audio system.
Safety features are unchanged for the new model year. Ten airbags, antilock brakes, an electronic stability system, and a rear view camera with guidelines all come standard. Technology aides for safer driving are available as a part of several options packages, including a blind spot warning system with rear cross-traffic alerts, lane departure warnings, and a forward pre-collision system with adaptive cruise control and pre-braking.