The 2016 Lexus GS 350 Review – Sporty And Fancy (P2)

The 2016 version is equipped with an SD memory card slot and 2 USB slots which exacerbate convenience for customers to enjoy multimedia entertainment system.

The comfort of the Lexus GS 350 interior space is emphasized with premium leather semi-aniline and heating seat feature is applied to both front and rear seats.

Lexus recognizes the need for inside temperature of each passenger is different. The GS 350 approaches this problem effectively. Energy-eficient automatic air-conditioning technology appears for the first time in a segment that has the ability to identify the seats occupied and automatically focus the winds into those seats.

Rear rows are not less convenient themselves with independent air conditioning, sunshades, armrest integrated with cup drawers and storage compartments, leg compartments which are especially comfortable for long journeys.

The engine and operation

Behind the unique grille of Lexus is a powerful engine block. The GS 350 deserves to be a luxurious car which is designed for speed enthusiasts and those who love driving experience.

This car owns V6 engine with capacity of 3.5L. The unique combination of the direct fuel injection system and the indirect fuel injection system brings greater power and torque at all engine speeds. Specifically, the engine in the GS 350 has a capacity of 316 horsepower at 6,400 rpm rev/min, torque of 380 Nm at 4,800 polar circles/minute.

The easiest thing to recognize when driving Lexus GS 350 is its great adherence of the steering wheel. At slow speeds, the steering wheel feels quite light and precise in every movement. And at higher speeds, the steering wheel, "obediently" listen to every lane switch, folding steering or cornering.

A very interesting point in the ability to operate of the GS 350 is the driver can select one of five driving modes: Normal, Eco, Sport, Sport +, and the new mode Customize. Customize is a new driving mode of the GS 350 that not many cars have. It allows presetting the preferred mode to suit each personality and driving conditions.

Besides, we cannot forget to mention the sport driving mode S +. In this mode, the gearbox 8 gives some ability to shift smoothly and flexibly. So it’s not too hard for the car to reach 90 and 100km/h in a snap. When accelerating, the engine reacts instantly to changes whenever the driver strokes the pedal.

Also in this mode, the system will install sport features for adaptive variable suspension (AVS), electric power steering system (EPS), vehicle dynamics integrated management (VDIM). The result is a totally diferent driving experience with GS but it still retains the inherent properties of Lexus which is moving smoothly, quietly and powerfully.

To protect passengers in a sport car with a maximum speed of 235 km/h, Lexus equips the car with safety technologies such as ABS anti-lock brake system, EBD electronic brake force distribution, VSC vehicle stability control, TRC traction control,... Strong operating, but the safety system on the GS 350 is also in top classes.

General evaluation

It can be said that, besides the inherent smoothness of Lexus sedans in general, GS350 also owns the specifics of design, technology and especially the exciting sport driving experience.

Many argue that it is costly, but, after seeing and driving this car model, those people will definitely think again, because GS350 is not only beautiful, comfortable and safe, but also has the ability to operate impressively.

The 2016 Lexus GS350 Specifications:

  • Length x Width x Height: 4880 x 1840 x 1455 (mm)
  • Wheelbase: 2850 (mm)
  • Engine: 3.5L V6
  • Capacity: 316/6400 (PS)/rpm)
  • Torque: 380/4,800 (Nm/rpm)

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