CAR Magazine Reviews the 2014 Lexus GS 300h


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CAR Magazine has reviewed the Lexus GS 300h, and found it to be “a lot of car for the money”:

…its sharp nose with LEDs and North American market-looking rear lights are connected by flat, slabby sides – the complete opposite of the overdesigned Mercedes flanks. It’s not a work of art, but it’s understated and polished – details such as the finish on the wheels give it a touch of class.

How does it drive? One word comes to mind; majestic. The GS is smooth as silk, with brilliant refinement and manners.

The entry-level automatic [BMW] 5-series has worse C02 (119g/km) but nudges ahead with 62.8mpg, although it doesn’t have the power of the Lexus. That makes the GS300h a tempting company car that’s low on running costs, high on reliability and brilliant on motorways. It’s a genuine alternative to the BMW, if not as sharp to drive.

Read the full CAR Magazine Lexus GS 300h Review (Thanks Wooski!)

Comments


  • Сафиуллина-Мохамед Ибрагимов

    If nit as sharp to drive, hope not to see this word ever with the S+ driving mode

  • Simple Math

    Lexus should allow a V-4, V-6, and V-8 engine options on GS model. Currently, GS only comes with a V-6. My newly purchased GS 350 is very sporty and perfect at every angles, except it’s under performed on the road. I would pay $10K – $15K more for the V-8 option. The mercedes E-Class has 3 engine options E-250 (V-4), E-350 (V-6), and E-550 (V8). The BMW 5 series offers the same 3 engine options 528i, 530i, and 550i. Common Lexus. This is a luxury market. Give us some choices to choose from. Can’t wait to trade up my car for something like GS 460, or GS F.

  • emptystreets130

    Umm, it’s an I-4 engine, not V-4. and the GS300h is power by an I-4 engine in a hybrid configuration.