2013 Lexus GS 350 AWD — Detroit Auto Industry | Examiner.com

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Lexus GS 350 AWD

2013 Lexus GS 350 AWD

DETROIT – was more to the 2013 Lexus GS 350 AWD just the spindle grille is the new face of the brand.

This sedan was smooth, quiet and spacious for a midsize car; all that are common to any Lexus. But the GS 350 was also fun to drive. That’s new for Lexus.

The car was powered by a 3.5-liter V6 made 306 horsepower and 277 foot-pounds of The engine combined direct injection and port injection.

the combination of port and direct represented the latest generation of engine DNA, the rudiments for the came from the company’s bin.

However, platform technology for the car was new and it a big difference in the driving dynamics of the GS 350 Power was put to all four wheels all the with a rear-wheel-bias – 30 percent and 70 percent aft – all-wheel-drive system.

It had the of a 50-50 torque split but it not send power side-to-side. was one of several areas where the GS could stand a little

Still, the Lexus GS 350 AWD provided a ride. There was even a engine growl under acceleration.

Handling was precise, on two–lane rural highways was and accurate. It didn’t take for the GS 350 AWD to get out and then around slow vehicles and then back the lane.

The car had four driving modes, ECO mode revised throttle seat heating, and the climate systems for better fuel SPORT S mode revised mapping and transmission shifting to fully exploit the capabilities of the In other words, the car held longer and shifted at higher

The SPORT S+ mode, available F SPORT and Luxury packages, a sport setting comprised of the variable suspension, steering and Vehicle Dynamic Integrated (VDIM) together with the enhancements of SPORT S mode.

In words, the suspension became stiffer, the electronic power reacted quicker to driver and the shift points were at higher RPMs. The luxury that accompanied the SPORT S+ was impressive.

Heated and cooled front were complimented by heated seats. There was a separate control for the rear and manually sun shade screens on the side windows and a power sun shade in the back.

Lexus GS 350 AWD

Plush rear gave the rear seat of the GS 350 the feel of a limousine from an standpoint. Legroom was a little but there was plenty of headroom.

The seat backs were into two places. The top third be adjusted making the seat curve around the back. But the head rests could be for height, the front pair not be moved forward. That is refinement the car needs.

Its new horizontal instrument layout Lexus’ midsize sedan an air of All the elements were solid. The 12-inch information screen in the dash was housed in its own pod.

The controls and audio switches compactly housed beneath the screen. There was a mouse on the and a menu button. The cursor on the screen where control can be made in one of seven categories, with its own subset of commands.

on the mouse was very sensitive, a more torque may have better. What’s more, to the home screen could be done by using the curser. luxury brands took a for the complexity as well as the driver of their mouse control But there have been few complaints about the Lexus

Other than its spindle with its trapezoidal contours, the design of the Lexus GS 350 AWD was evolutionary. high-tech headlamps with a beam design and L-shaped LED running lamps as well as new gave the car a new aggressive character.

The where the car could be improved – mouse torque and return to control – are minor fixes. The Lexus GS 350 AWD was a sound luxury sedan. As tested, the sticker on the car was

Frank S. Washington is editor of .

Lexus GS 350 AWD
Lexus GS 350 AWD
Lexus GS 350 AWD
Lexus GS 350 AWD

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