Find a car review

Make
Model

Lexus GS Review-price, specs and 0-60 time - Interior and Tech

Pair of hybrid executive saloons offer a different take on the Germanic norm

Evo rating
Price
from £31,495
  • Big, well equipped and company car tax-friendly in GS 300h form
  • Out classed on the road, and the Germans now offer hybrids too

Interior and Tech

 The GS is perhaps the most conventionally styled cabin in the Lexus range and that’s no bad thing. The driving position is good and with even the cheapest model getting ten-way electric seat adjustment it’s impossible for those in the front not to get comfortable. The 18-way moveable seats on the higher trims seem like overkill, but the vented and heating element of the Luxury model is a welcome addition. The dash and instruments are all rather sensible, Lexus obviously seeing its GS customers as a bit more conservative than those for its other models.

There’s an undeniable sense of 'expensive Toyota' about it, which does slightly detract from the premium positioning, but it’s all beautifully finished. The satnav and entertainment can be a touch fiddly to operate thanks to the curious moving pad input/controller, but everything else is familiar, the only hint to its hybrid powertrain being the EV button on the centre console and the Charge, Eco, Power dial in place of a rev counter.

Subscribe to evo magazine

If you're passionate about the world's greatest performance cars, experience the thrill of driving with evo magazine. Try your first 5 issues for £5.

Space is good for passengers front and rear, though boot space does suffer thanks to the battery placement for the hybrid system. 

Advertisement
Advertisement

Most Popular

Visit/features/17721/the-best-family-cars-that-are-fun-to-drive
Best cars

Best family cars that are still fun to drive

Saloon, hatchback or SUV, family cars come in all shapes and sizes, and needn’t be a snore to drive. These are some of the team’s favourites.
13 Sep 2019
Visit/electric-cars/201750/volkswagen-id3-r-considered-the-next-generation-golf-r
electric cars

Volkswagen ID.3 R considered – the next-generation Golf R

Bosses confirm a hot electric VW is under consideration, and we could see it within the next five years
12 Sep 2019
Visit/abarth/201755/2020-abarth-595-pista-arrives-with-162bhp
Abarth 595

2020 Abarth 595 Pista arrives with 162bhp

The supermini has been given a new Garrett turbocharger, paint options and tweaks inside
13 Sep 2019
Visit/features/22773/goodyear-eagle-f1-supersport-chosen-by-those-in-the-know-advertisement-feature
Advertisement Feature

Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperSport - chosen by those in the know

The perfect choice for those looking to extract every last drop of performance, we run down Goodyear's Eagle F1 SuperSport range
12 Jun 2019