The 2014 Lexus GS 350 is a midsize luxury sport sedan offered, well-appointed trim level one. Standard equipment for 2014 Lexus GS 350 includes 17-inch alloy wheels, a sunroof, auto-dimming mirrors, automatic Xenon headlights, keyless ignition / entry, leather upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control, a tilt-and-telescoping wheel power steering and eight way power seats advanced power lumbar adjustment and driver memory settings. Electronics Standard features include Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, the Siri Eyes Free voice command integration, 8 inches display, camera rearview, the Lexus Remote Touch interface and a 12-speaker sound audio system with CD player, satellite radio, HD radio and a USB / iPod interface.
Buyer can add the 2014 Lexus GS 350 Premium package with heated and the spirit of the front seats, wipers rain-receiving and power sunshade rear. On top of this Luxury package adds adaptive lights, LED foglamps, adaptive suspension dampers, leather better trim, 14-way power driver seat (four-way lumbar), passenger memory settings, the weather and the back audio controls and rear manual side window sunshades. A Cold Weather package includes a heated steering wheel, a heavy-duty heater, washers headlight and wiper de-Acer. A bundled version of this package Luxury package includes heated seats.
2014 Lexus GS 350 F Sport package offers the most functionality bite, added 19-inch wheels and summer tires, steering special suspension tuning, larger front brakes, a rear spoiler, a 12-way power driver sport seat and a unique interior and exterior styling treatments.
The 2014 Lexus GS 350 optional navigation system includes 12.3 inch display, voice recognition and Lexus smartphone-connected apps and services. There is a premium Mark Levinson 17-speaker sound system audio. Other options include 18-inch wheels, blind-spot detection with rear cross-traffic alert, head-up display, front and rear parking sensors, lane departure warning and lane keeping assist, dynamic rear steering and adaptive cruise control.
2014 Lexus GS 350 Interior
In Lexus tradition, the 2014 Lexus GS 350 features finely crafted interior marked by soft leather, stitching and wood crafts are rich in aluminum color. As this size luxury sport sedan, the firm front seats cradle and cosset in equal measure, only limited degree of power changes you select.
The 2014 Lexus GS 350’s Remote Touch multimedia controller, a small mouse-like device near the gear selector, a problem more. It makes sense conceptually, but the cursor control Remote Touch controller is wobbly and imprecise, making audio or navigation selections even harder when you’re on the move. Further problems with the process absence of a button in the body “back” and the fact that all the images of the same color. That said, we like the impressive 12-inch display that comes with the optional navigation system and optional Mark Levinson audio system, which sounds fun.
Lexus opened up more headroom and rear passenger space where the 2014 Lexus GS 350 last year, which would be in competition with its competitors. Seating for the driver is a good thing, especially in the better seats. In back, two average-sized adults should be pretty comfortable, although the BMW 5 Series is roomier still. The 2014 Lexus GS 350 trunk provides 14.3 cubic for golf clubs and luggage, which figure for this class. The rear seats do not fold down.
2014 Lexus GS 350 Engine
The 2014 Lexus GS 350 is powered by a 3.5 liter V6 engine making 306 horsepower and 277 pound-feet of torque. Rear-wheel drive model is available only to an eight speed automatic transmission that new this year. All-wheel drive automatic model keep a six-speed.
In testing, a rear-drive GS 350 with the old six-speed automatic quick respectable 5.8 seconds from zero to 60 mph. We’ve but to test the car this year with eight speed auto, but it is possible to a tenth of a second or two faster. The 2014 Lexus GS 350 EPA estimates fuel economy at 23 mpg combined (city 19/29 highway), and under the version rates all-wheel drive a bit at 21 mpg combined (city 19/26 highway).
2014 Lexus GS 350 Safety
Standard safety features on the 2014 Lexus GS 350 include antilock brakes, fire and stability control, front and rear side-impact airbag, front knee airbags, side curtain airbags and active front head restraints. Safety Connect, a traditional service Telematics with automatic collision notification, stolen vehicle locator and emergency help button, also standard. A camera rearview standard, and in front of the rear parking sensors are optional.
Adding the optional adaptive cruise control includes pre-collision system that detects impending collision respond by tensioning the seatbelts and activating the brake assist. In brake testing, a 2014 Lexus GS 350 F Sport package of a short 112 feet and 60 mph.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the 2014 Lexus GS 350 the best possible rating of “Good” in the moderate-printing directly overlap, side impact and roof inspections. The 2014 Lexus GS 350 seat head to prevent its design are not doing the “Good” for Whiplash protection in rear impacts.