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2018 Lexus GS Overview

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The 2018 Lexus GS occupies a place in the Lexus lineup between the middle-of-the-road ES and the range-topping LS, and actually contains a full line of sedans in itself, from the efficient turbocharged four-cylinder-powered base model to the roaring V8-propelled GS F sports car.


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2018 Lexus GS lineup

What’s New for the 2018 Lexus GS?

For 2018, the Lexus GS 200t has been renamed the GS 300, but otherwise the model range is unchanged from 2017.

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2018 Lexus GS F

2018 Lexus GS Exterior

The 2018 Lexus GS stands between the flagship LS sedan and compact ES sedan, and is currently in its fourth generation. It shares its looks with its two closest siblings, especially the larger LS, with more forward-mounted air scoops and slim, aggressive headlights.

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Exterior features available on the 2018 Lexus GS 300

  • LED headlamps and taillamps, Scratch-resistant clearcoat paint, LED daytime running lamps, Electrochromic outside mirrors

Exterior features available on the 2018 Lexus GS 300 F SPORT

  • Available premium triple-beam LED headlamps, F-Sport exterior styling

Exterior features available on the 2018 Lexus GS 350 

  • Available Cold Weather Package

Exterior features available on the 2018 Lexus GS 350 F SPORT

  • Available premium triple-beam LED headlamps, F-Sport exterior styling

Exterior features available on the 2018 Lexus GS 450h 

  • Illuminated entry system, Scratch-resistant clearcoat paint, Electrochromatic auto-dimming outside mirrors, LED rear combination lamps, Rain-sensing windshield wipers, LED headlamps and LED daytime running lights, 18-inch five-spoke alloy wheels with summer tires, Power moonroof, Rear spoiler, Tinted glass, Automatic on/off headlights, Heated exterior mirrors with integrated turn indicators

Exterior features available on the 2018 Lexus GS 450h F SPORT

  • 19-inch alloy wheels, F SPORT front bumper, F SPORT badging, F SPORT upper and lower grille inserts, Lexus Dynamic Handling system with Dynamic Rear Steering, High-performance F SPORT brakes

Exterior features available on the 2018 Lexus GS F

  • 19-inch split-10-spoke forged alloy wheels, Front P255/35R19 BSW performance tires, Rear 275/35R19 BSW performance tires, Rear spoiler, Power sunroof/moonroof, Rear window sunshade, Tinted glass, Automatic on/off triple-beam LED headlights, Rain-sensing windshield wipers, Power-adjustable electrochromic day/night heated exterior mirrors with memory and integrated turn indicators plus automatic tilt-down function, Rear window defogger

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2018 Lexus GS F

2018 Lexus GS Performance

For 2018, the Lexus GS comes with one of four engines.

In GS 300 models, the power comes from a 2.0-liter turbocharged in-line four-cylinder, producing 241 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque.

In GS 350 models, that is replaced by a significantly larger 3.5-liter V6, which makes 311 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque.

GS 450h models combine a 3.5-liter V6 engine with an electric drive motor for 338 hp combined system horsepower and 257 lb-ft of torque.

Finally, the sport-optimized GS F uses the largest engine of the lineup: a 5.0-liter V8, producing 467 hp and 389 lb-ft of torque.

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2018 Lexus GS Efficiency

The fuel efficiency of the 2018 GS is split in quite a few ways, so from the EPA, here is the complete list of the GS’s fuel efficiency figures:

Lexus GS 300

  • GS 300 RWD: 22/32/26 mpg city/highway/combined
  • GS 300 F SPORT: 21/30/24 mpg city/highway/combined

Lexus GS 350

  • GS 350 RWD: 20/28/23 mpg city/highway/combined
  • GS 350 F SPORT: 19/27/22 mpg city/highway/combined
  • GS 350 AWD: 19/26/22 mpg city/highway/combined

Lexus GS 450h

  • GS 450h: 29/34/31 mpg city/highway/combined

Lexus GS F

  • GS F: 16/24/19 mpg city/highway/combined

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2018 Lexus GS F SPORT

2018 Lexus GS Interior

Like other Lexus-lineup vehicles, the 2018 GS sedan comes with a number of impressive standard premium features, including a driver’s seat memory system and auto-dimming side mirrors, but the most interesting features for the GS come as optional features, such as a full-color heads-up display, heated and ventilated front seats, and a power rear sunshade.

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Interior features available on the 2018 Lexus GS 300

  • Steering-wheel-mounted controls, Lexus memory system, Illuminated entry system, Ambient lighting
  • Voice command, SmartAccess, Remote touch, Lexus Enform Service Connect, USB-equipped center console, Bluetooth® technology, HD Radio™ with iTunes® tagging, Drive Mode Select, SiriusXM® Satellite Radio, HomeLink® System, Backup camera with dynamic gridlines, Subscription-free traffic and weather, Siri® Eyes Free, Color multi-information display, Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Lexus Enform Remote

Interior features available on the 2018 Lexus GS 300 F SPORT

  • F-Sport interior styling
  • Available color Heads-Up display

Interior features available on the 2018 Lexus GS 350

  • Lexus Enform App Suite, LFA-inspired digital instrumentation, Lexus Enform Destination Assist, Navigation system with 12.3-inch display

Interior features available on the 2018 Lexus GS 350 F SPORT

  • F-Sport interior styling

Interior features available on the 2018 Lexus GS 450h

  • Steering-wheel-mounted controls, Ambient lighting, Multiple-driver memory system, Heated and ventilated front seats, Power rear sunshade, Leather-trimmed steering wheel, Tilt and telescopic steering wheel, Front multi-adjustable power seats, Dual-zone automatic climate control, Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • 12.3-inch high-resolution split-screen multimedia display, Navigation, Lexus Enform Destination Assist, Lexus Enform Remote mobile app, Lexus Enform Service Connect, Drive Mode Select, EV driving mode, Lexus Enform App Suite, SmartAccess, Voice command, HomeLink® universal transceiver, Siri® Eyes Free, Traffic and Weather service via HD Radio™, SiriusXM® satellite radio, Remote Touch, HD Radio™ with iTunes® tagging, USB-equipped center console, Backup camera with dynamic gridlines, Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Smart Stop, Bluetooth® technology, 12-speaker audio system, Auxiliary input jack, DVD entertainment system, Adaptive cruise control, Keyless Entry, 12V power outlet

Interior features available on the 2018 Lexus GS 450h F SPORT

  • LFA-inspired digital instruments, F SPORT bolstered sport seats, Aluminum pedals, Exclusive F SPORT stitching

Interior features available on the 2018 Lexus GS F

  • Leather-trimmed steering wheel with mounted controls, Tilt and telescopic steering wheel adjustment with automatic tilt-away, Leather-trimmed seats, Heated and ventilated front seats, Driver and passenger multi-adjustable power seats, Memory system for driver’s seat and steering wheel settings, Automatic climate control, Dual-zone front climate control, Rear seat climate control vents, Day/night electrochromic rearview mirror, 12-volt power outlet, Full-color LCD dynamic gauge cluster, Black carbon fiber accents
  • Voice activated controls, Bluetooth® technology, 12-speaker audio system, SiriusXM® Satellite Radio with 90-day trial subscription, DVD entertainment system, Adaptive cruise control, HomeLink® universal garage door opener, Smart Key system with keyless entry, Heads-up display, Parking distance sensors, Lexus Enform telematics system, 12.3-inch high-resolution display with navigation

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2018 Lexus GS F

2018 Lexus GS Safety

The 2018 Lexus GS comes with an array of normal safety features, like a system of 10 air bags (including four mounted in outboard seat bolsters both from and rear), seat belts and LED headlights. Like the rest of the lineup, the GS also comes with a small collection of active safety systems in the form of the Lexus Safety System+, which includes a Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Alert with Lane Keep Assist, All-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, and Intelligent High-Beam Headlamps.

Of course, the optional features here are interesting, as they include Intuitive Parking Assist, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and premium triple-beam LED headlamps.

Standard Safety Features on the 2018 Lexus GS

  • Vehicle Dynamics integrated Management (VDIM) with Sport Mode
  • Lexus Safety System
  • Smart Stop Technology
  • Direct Tire Pressure Monitor System
  • Lexus brake system
  • Lexus Enform Safety Connect
  • Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • 10-airbag system
  • Hill-Start Assist control

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