Flash Drive

2019 Lexus GS 350 F Sport

2019 Lexus GS FModel Tested: Lexus GS 350 F Sport — All Wheel Drive

Engine: 3.5-liter V-6 w/Both Direct and Port Fuel Injection

Transmission: 8-Speed Automatic w/Paddle Shifters

Horsepower: 311 • Torque: 280 lb-ft

EPA Rating: 19/City 26/Highway 21/Combined

Base Price: $54,105

As Tested: $60,749


Strong acceleration and power.

Smooth, pleasant highway ride — but a bit noisy on some surfaces.

Eco/Normal, Sport and Sport+ drive modes.

Handles well — light and quick. Torque vectoring adds to responsiveness.

Decent fuel economy.

19″ split 5-spoke alloy wheels w/dark graphite finish.


Comfortable, supportive, heated/ventilated front seats — 16-way power driver’s seat, 10-way passenger seat.

Leather seating and genuine wood trim.

Instrumentation features big gauges that are clear and easy to read, along with a huge 12.3-inch high-resolution infotainment display.

Color Head-up display.

835-watt, Mark Levinson premium surround-sound audio with 17-speakers and Sirius-XM satellite radio.

Handsome, contemporary styling.

Black headliner w/decent headroom.

Good driver and front passenger legroom.

Somewhat cramped second row seating. The middle position, while supportive, is typically not comfortable enough for a long trip.

Power tilt/telescopic steering column w/heated, textured leather steering wheel.


Large center console with decent storage.

Rain-sensing wipers.

Locking, medium size glovebox.

Auto-dimming inside/outside rear-view mirrors.

WOW Factors:

All-weather package

The Mark Levinson sound system kicks butt

One-touch, tilt-slide power moonroof

Rear power sunshade

Impressive safety features

Capable AWD system

Triple-beam LED headlights


The Remote-touch Interface Controller is WAY too sensitive. Trying to use it to change anything and keep your eyes on the road is nearly impossible — and perhaps dangerous.

Bottom Line:

The Lexus GS 350 F Sport is fun to drive, handles well, and is a worthy super-sport sedan that holds its own against same-segment European competitors.