Lexus GS 300 Review — Research New & Used Lexus GS 300 Models | Edmunds

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A refined and car since its early-1990s inception, the Lexus GS 300 sedan always up short in the personality department. this was a problem of perception. initially promoted the rear-wheel-drive GS as a competitor to the elite European sedans, but the car’s soft over-assisted steering and sluggish said otherwise. The fact it cost just as much as its rivals certainly didn’t do it any either.

As a luxury sedan, the GS 300 was more convincing, particularly the model, which could be with all the latest technology and amenities. Cabin materials typically of high quality, and was put together with exacting Add in an outstanding reliability record and no surprise all three generations of the GS 300 popular with consumers, the fact that the automotive never fully warmed to it.

Most recent Lexus GS 300

redesigned for 2006, the third-generation GS 300 lasted only one year, as installed a powerful new 3.5-liter V6 in its midsize sedan the following prompting a name change to GS With the exception of their the GS 300 and 350 are identical.

Upon its debut, was nothing radical about the GS 300. Its bodywork was fresh and but followed the same basic as the previous model. It was motivated by a all-aluminum 3.0-liter V6 capable of 245 matched with a six-speed transmission. In addition to the default setup, buyers were the option of all-wheel drive. either drivetrain, acceleration was brisk (with 60 mph coming up in the range), though the heavier GS 300 AWD felt soft off the line. delivery was undeniably smooth.

Lacking the adaptive suspension of the GS 430. the Lexus GS 300 offered inspiration when pushed corners. Instead, it excelled as a cruiser, carrying itself grace over most irregularities while shielding its from most outside This made it easy for the GS 300 and passenger to settle back its plush seats and enjoy the Mark Levinson sound An intuitive control layout to the GS 300’s relaxing nature.

standard equipment on the GS 300 included HID leather upholstery, wood dual-zone automatic climate stability control and a complete of side, head and knee Options included DVD navigation, a backup camera, adaptive control and the PreSafe accident system.

In a 2006 comparison test of luxury sport sedans, a GS 300 AWD brought up the rear in a field of With a V8 and the right options, the Lexus GS is a good sport our author wrote. Give it a V6 and a suspension with all-season and there’s less to get excited Luxurious and capable, the Lexus have enough personality to out in this crowd.


Past GS 300 Models

Consumers shopping for a Lexus GS 300 will come plenty of examples from the generation, sold from Like the later version, it was a sedan at heart and really tuned for aggressive, back-road

It came with a 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine throughout its run. The engine was actually a from the first-generation GS 300, but now by variable valve timing, it a bit more usable torque. came in at 225 or 220, depending on the year. A five-speed automatic drove the rear wheels. delivery was quite smooth, and was average among six-cylinder luxury sedans.

Cloth was technically standard on GS 300s of generation, but you’ll be hard-pressed to one on the used market that have the optional leather Features like 10-way seats, a power tilt/telescoping wheel, dual-zone automatic control, stability control and side airbags were throughout the model run; curtain airbags were from 2001 onward. An Nakamichi sound system was from 1998-2000; an equally Mark Levinson system it in 2001. Another new option for was a DVD-based navigation system.

The original Lexus GS 300 was introduced for and sold through 1997. At the its sleek styling set it apart other luxury sedans, import and domestic. Interior were luxurious and roomy to accommodate occupants of all sizes. performance and high pricing the big letdowns on this midsize sedan, though the latter is not an issue for used GS shoppers. All GS of this generation had a 220-hp inline-6. The best years to at are 1996 and ’97, as these had a five-speed automatic transmission; models had a four-speed automatic.

If you are for older years, visit our Lexus GS 300 page.


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