Is the Lexus GS 350 a sports sedan or a luxury sedan?
In other words, was Lexus able to combine oil and water or (in automotive terms) sports and luxury?
Traditionally all the characteristics that make for a great sports car make for a lousy luxury car, and of course all of the characteristics that make a great luxury car make for a poor sports car.
So…is the Lexus GS 350 sporty or posh?
We put the car to the test to find out.
2009 Lexus GS 350 AWD
Price as Tested: 52,214.00
Engine, Transmission: 3.6L V-6 Direct injected 24-valve with 6-speed Sequential shift automatic transmission
G-Tac Test Data test at 5430 feet above sea level
1/4 Mile: 15.75 seconds at 92 mph
0-60 mph: 6.23
60-0: 108 ft
Max Acceleration: 060 g's
EPA Fuel Economy Estimates
City: 18 mpg
Highway: 25 mpg
Combined: 20 mpg
As tested: 21.1 mpg
CO2 per year: 11,179 lbs