2020 Lexus GS Safety and Reliability

Lexus GS Reliability Rating

2020 GS Safety

Seeing as the 2020 Lexus GS is a low selling, and relatively niche vehicle, the NHTSA has opted to not test the 2020 model, but our good friends over at the IIHS have gone out of their way to destroy one of these Japanese executive cruisers. According to the IIHS, the 2020 Lexus GS performed well in most tests, including major ones such as the moderate front overlap, side-impact, and roof-strength tests. The IIHS wasn't too impressed with Lexus' ability to keep its rear passengers' heads in one piece, however. With a bunch of standard driver assistance features onboard, you can rest assured that the 2020 GS will be one of the safer cars on the road.

US NHTSA Crash Test Result

NHTSA safety ratings are not available at this time.

2020 GS Key Safety Features

Lexus didn't mess around when it came to standard safety gear on the 2020 GS. The exterior of this executive sedan gets LED headlamps and LED daytime running lights, auto-dimming side mirrors, and rain-sensing window wipers. Inside the cabin, there's a bunch of active and passive safety systems all designed to keep your skinny latte from spilling on your above-average priced suit. Voice command and Siri Eyes Free keeps your attention pinned on the road, and there are ten airbags, including rear-seat side and knee airbags on standby. The Lexus Safety System Plus brings some useful driver assistance systems to the table; there's forward collision avoidance with pedestrian detection, lane departure, and lane-keep assistance, adaptive cruise control, and high beam assist on offer. Available safety features include intuitive parking assistance, and a set of premium triple-beam LED headlamps.

Lexus GS TrimsGS 350GS 350 F SPORTGS 350 F SPORT Black Line
Back-Up CameraSSS
Cross-Traffic AlertSSS
Rear Parking AidOON/A
Blind Spot MonitorSSS
Lane Departure WarningSSS
Lane Keeping AssistSSS
Night VisionN/AN/AN/A
Tire Pressure MonitorSSS
Brake AssistSSS
Stability ControlSSS
Traction ControlSSS

2020 GS Reliability

Lexus cars tend to last for a good few years. This is possibly due to their owners being older and fastidious about maintenance schedules, but we think it's purely because Lexus likes to over-engineer almost everything they touch. Anyone who follows Matt Farah on social media will have heard about his 1996 Lexus LS 400 that reached over a million miles in recent months, so to say that Lexus builds some solid cars is an understatement. In the past three years, the GS range of Lexus cars has only been recalled twice, and both were for fuel pump issues. J.D. Power gives the 2020 GS a consumer verified score of 84 out of one hundred. Lexus will back its 2020 GS with a four-year/50,000-mile basic warranty, which includes a six-year/70,000-mile drivetrain warranty and a one-year/10,000-mile maintenance plan.


  • Basic:
    4 Years \ 50,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain:
    6 Years \ 70,000 Miles
  • Corrosion:
    6 Years \ Unlimited Miles
  • Roadside Assistance:
    4 Years \ Unlimited Miles
  • Maintenance:
    1 Years \ 10,000 Miles
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