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.

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

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