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CAR OF THE MONTH July 2012

2013 Lexus GS 350 F Sport Review

Luxury Sports Sedan

A three-quarter front view of a silver 2013 Lexus GS 350 F Sport

In short: A smart and luxurious high-performance sedan.

With its aggressive front end, dark graphite-finished 19-inch alloy wheels and razor-sharp running boards, there's something menacing about the Lexus GS 350 F Sport — and it's not just its looks. Boasting an athletic 306-horsepower V6 engine with direct injection, this luxury sedan likes to sprint, jetting from 0-60 in 5.5 seconds and topping out at 144 mph.

An interior view of the 2013 Lexus GS 350 F Sport

The 3.5-liter, direct-injected V6 engine of the 2013 Lexus GS 350 F Sport

Handling is equally as quick, with the F Sport Adaptive Variable Suspension providing a rigid ride capable of taking turns at speed. While we encourage drivers to get lost on the back roads with the GS 350, finding your way back home is easy with Lexus' built-in navigation system, which is displayed on an eye-catching 12.3-inch high-definition split screen display.

A rear view of a 2013 Lexus GS 350 F Sport

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Warranty/Service: four-year/50,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty; six-year/70,000-mile powertrain warranty; six-year/unlimited-mile corrosion warranty; eight-year/100,000-mile hybrid/battery warranty; 4-year/unlimited-mile roadside assistance


QUICK SHEET
Base Price: $53,465 / As Tested: $60,349

Technical Specifications

Vehicle type: front engine, rear-wheel drive, 5-passenger, 4-door sedan

Engine: 3.5-liter V6 engine with direct injection
Horsepower: 306 hp @ 6,400 rpm
Torque: 277 lb-ft @ 4,800 rpm
Transmission: 6-speed automatic with paddle shifters

Curb weight:
3,795 lbs
Wheelbase: 112.2 in
Length/Width/Height: 190.7/72.4/57.3 in
Turning circle: 36.8 ft

Brakes:
4-wheel disc brakes with ABS and brake assist
Suspension: F Sport-tuned Adaptive Variable Suspension

Traction: Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Control with stability control and electronic traction control

0-60 mph: 5.7 seconds
Top Speed: 144 mph

EPA City:
19 mpg
EPA Highway: 28 mpg

Safety:
dual front airbags; front and rear side-mounted side impact airbags; front and rear side curtain airbags; driver and front passenger knee airbags

 

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