Lexus is the king of premium Japanese design, and although the fourth-generation GS has been around in one form or another for almost a decade now, it still looks pin-sharp but is definitely on the more reserved side in terms of styling; exactly what GS drivers have come to love. The good news is that for 2020, the GS offers a ton of standard exterior features, especially on the F Sport trim car. Standard features on the base model include LED headlamps and LED daytime running lights, a power moonroof, and rear sunshade, as well as auto-dimming and power-folding outside mirrors, keyless entry and rain-sensing intermittent windshield wipers. The more aggressive F Sport gets large 19-inch split-five-spoke alloy wheels, mated to an F Sport-tuned adaptive variable suspension setup, and 14-inch two-piece front brake rotors with four-piston calipers. The exterior of the F Sport also gets a unique front bumper, upper, grille inserts, and rear spoiler.
The Lexus GS is an executive four-door sedan and measures around the middle of the pack. Lengthwise, the GS measures 192.1 inches, more than two inches longer than the Infiniti Q50, but over two inches less than the Audi A6. Width is measured at 72.4 inches, and the GS sits 57.3 inches off the ground, or 57.9 inches if you're in the AWD version. The Lexus shares its 112.2-inch wheelbase with the Infiniti Q50, but the Audi gets a longer 115.1-inch setup. The 2020 GS weighs in at 3,726 pounds in rear-wheel-drive configuration, and going with an all-wheel-drive model will see that number grow to 3,891 lbs.
|Lexus GS Trims||GS 350||GS 350 F SPORT||GS 350 F SPORT Black Line|
|Max Width||72.4 in.||72.4 in.||72.4 in.|
|Length||192.1 in.||192.1 in.||192.1 in.|
|Height||57.3 in.||57.3 in.||57.3 in.|
|Wheelbase||112.2 in.||112.2 in.||112.2 in.|
|Lexus GS Trims||Curb Weight|
|GS 350||3,726 - 3,891 lbs.|
|GS 350 F SPORT||3,726 - 3,891 lbs.|
|GS 350 F SPORT Black Line||3,726 - 3,891 lbs.|
|Wheels Type||Aluminum Wheels|
|Front Wheel Size||18" x 8"|
|Rear Wheel Size||18" x 8"|
Since the launch of the LFA, Lexus has garnered the attention of petrol heads around the world, and consequent cars have started to develop a sportier persona, which is most visible in the more aggressive design of cars such as the GS F Sport, and especially in the more vivid and sporty color options. The 2020 GS is available in basics such as Eminent White Pearl, Obsidian, and Liquid Platinum; all colors that suit the GS' body shape, but there are also a few more exotic options, such as Smoky Granite Mica and Matador Red Mica. Nightfall Mica, and Eminent White Pearl are only available on the GS 350. The most intriguing color options are to be found on the GS F Sport; the crisp Ultra White and Ultrasonic Blue Mica screams performance. If we were buying, we'd stretch for the F Sport simply to get the GS in that Ultrasonic Blue.