Lexus GS 350 F Sport 2018
A great looking four door sedan car with sporty behavior and great driving dynamics; Lexus GS 350F Sport is available in 2 variants rear wheel drive and all wheel drive.
Design cues of Lexus GS 350f Sport:
Like all other models of brand, GS 350F has large spindle grill on the front that always looks amazing, below are the signature F sport Grille inserts, these inserts are not available in standard GS 350F. It has great looking triple beam Led Headlamps with Led day time running lights and the combination of these makes its front more aggressive. On the sides it has F sport 19 inch split 5 spoke forged alloy wheels those are limited to F sport model only, on the rear it has Led tail lamps those are similar to LC500 and rear spoiler that is again limited to sport trims only.
Lexus stays ahead when comes to interior quality, Lexus always have better design, quality and color combination. Interior of vehicle is composed of high quality leather, aluminum inserts and soft touches all around. Three different color combinations are available for interior including Saddle Brown, OSHA Red and traditional Black and all look fantastic. It has high resolution 12.3 inch display embed in dashboard that controlled through buttons and dial just to the right of the shifter. It is powered with Lexus Enform app suite which can also be called the Toyota/Lexus version of android auto and apple car play “but android auto apple car play and are not supported.”
Engine & Power:
Both of the trims are loaded with 3.5 liter naturally aspirated V6 engine that works using 6 speed automatic transmission and produces 311 horse power at 6400 Rpm and 379 Rpm at 4800 rpm, top speed of vehicle is 143 miles per hour while it takes on 6.6 seconds to accelerate 0-60 miles per hour. Fuel economy of vehicle is good that is 19 miles per gallon within city and 26 miles per gallon on highway.
For enhancing the driving experience it has several different modes to drive, Driving modes available are Eco, Normal, sport and Sport plus. Driving modes adjust the things like shift points, throttle response, steering sensitivity and suspension system adjustments. It has high quality paddle shifters made up of magnesium; paddle shifters are pretty responsive, not the fastest but definitely quick. Lexus GS 350F has very quick reaction time when hit the paddle shifters, Acceleration is definitely very nice and you’re not going to have any issue with merging on highway or anything like that. As per handling and ride quality steering wheel feels heavier when put into sport plus mode, adaptive suspensions come standard on F Sport those gives you best ride and driving experience.
Comfort & Safety:
Sport Model of Lexus GS 350 seats are little more bolstered and more comfortable, front driver seat is 16 ways power adjustable with 4 way lumbar support, both the front seats are heated and ventilated as well. Rear side has decent head and leg room while the adults up to 6 feet can adjust and sit comfortably; on the rear side ventilation is also available for rear seat passengers. Visibility is fine and there is no issue to view back and all around, Heads up display is also available as option in 900$ that gives you required information in front of your eyes while driving.
As it is a sport trim of Lexus GS 350 F so does it has nice acceleration but with acceleration barking is equally important; GS 350F sport trim has 13.1 inch ventilated front disc brakes with 2 piston calipers and 12.2 inch Ventilated rear discs having single piston caliper. This one also have gas pressurized shock absorbers, a stabilizer bar and optional (1700$) dynamic handling system for rear wheel drive which coordinates rear dynamic steering and variable gear ratios to give more control and ideal handling. For complete safety features kindly check features section.
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What is different in Lexus GS 350 F sport than Standard GS 350 F:
- Sport Package seats are little more bolstered
- Interior is different
- Power Moon Roof is standard on it
- Adaptive variable suspensions
- Dynamic gear ratio steering
- Sport plus drive mode
- 16 way f sport driver seat
- Rear Spoiler
- Big Bold Honey comb Grille with inserts
- Standard Model of GS 350F starts at: 520, 00 $
- Sport Model of GS 350F starts at: 53,805 $