Which 2017 Lexus GS Is Right for You?

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The 2017 Lexus GS has plenty of room and plush seats to make this vehicle an excellent family car. However, it also has plenty of power from strong engines to make it incredibly playful for any driver looking for a little fun. Which trim is right for your lifestyle?

GS Turbo

The GS Turbo starts at $46,310, an affordable price considering what comes with this trim level. The price break is mostly due to the 2.0-liter turbocharged engine, which features just 241 horsepower. It’s only available in rear-wheel drive and comes with an eight-speed sport, direct-shift automatic transmission. While it may have less power than other options, drivers can enjoy fuel ratings of 22 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway.

The GS Turbo has a great safety system. Notable features include a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, all-speed dynamic radar cruise control, and intelligent high-beam headlamps. There’s also lane keep assist and lane departure alert with steering assist to help minimize driver mishaps.

The 2017 Lexus GS Turbo has an optional F-Sport package that gives the exterior and interior some sporty touches. The package comes with paddle shifters and a sport-tuned and adaptive variable suspension. There are also luxury comforts like a leather-trimmed heated steering wheel and shifter, ventilated and heated front seats, and rain-sensing windshield wipers. The GS Turbo F-Sport starts at $53,980.

GS 350

The GS 350 starts at $50,365 for AWD and $50,695 for RWD. This trim comes with a 3.5-liter V-6 engine that’s capable of 311 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque. Even though it’s powerful, it has smooth driving thanks to the lateral performance damper. A responsive eight-speed RWD or six-speed AWD paddle-shift transmission also helps. On the inside, it comes with SmartAccess push-button start and stop, Lexus 12-speaker premium sound system, remote touch, and a backup camera.

The GS 350 also has the option to upgrade to the F-Sport edition. It includes all the same features found in the Turbo F-Sport but has the engine of the 350. The GS 350 F-Sport has a starting MSRP of $54,810 for the RWD and $56,555 for the AWD.

GS 450h

Finally, The 2017 Lexus GS 450h has a starting MSRP of $63,635 and only comes with an RWD option. What makes the 450h the most appealing option is the 3.5-liter engine that produces 338 horsepower. It goes from 0 to 60 in just 5.6 seconds and allows drivers to get up to 29 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway. You may notice how the mileage is better in the 450h when compared to the 350, and that’s because the 450h is a hybrid.

The GS 450h adds intelligent shift control, heated and ventilated front seats, rain-sensing wipers, and wood interior trim. If you want more from your 450h, you can upgrade to the GS 450h F-Sport for $68,680. It comes with the sporty additions of the other trims but couples it with the hybrid engine. This gives the GS 450h F-Sport the ultimate driving experience for wherever you’re going.

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