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2011 Lexus GS 350 4dr Sdn RWD

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Price with options: $46,900

MSRP: $46,900

Base Invoice: $42,210

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City: 19 - Hwy: 26

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2016 Lexus GS 350 Pros

The Lexus GS sedan receives several updates for 2016. Among them, bi-LED headlamps are standard in a refreshed front end, which also includes an updated front bumper, as well as a new rocker panel design along the sides. A new model, the GS 200t, joins the lineup, with a turbocharged 2.0L 4-cylinder and 8-speed automatic gearbox. It produces 241 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, with an estimated 33 mpg return on the highway. In the GS 350, the 3.5L V6 now produces 311 horsepower and 280-pound feet, up from 306 and 277 respectively.

A new Lexus Safety System + combines the Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist with Automatic High Beam dimming and adaptive Radar Cruise Control.

2016 Lexus GS 350 Model Highlights

If a car has sporting pretentions, it ought to have a good engine. Thankfully, the GS offers the choice of two. The engine in the new GS 200t is a 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder, which makes 241 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, with an estimated 33 mpg return on the highway. It is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. The GS 350, meanwhile, carries a 3.5L V6 unit that produces a very healthy 311 horsepower and 280-pound feet of torque. The GS 350 manages to hit 60 miles per hour in under 5.7 seconds while still averaging 23 mpg in combined highway/city driving. It, too, is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission, incorporating several nifty features taken from the IS-F high-performance sports sedan. Downshifts are automatically rev-matched and upshifts come with little hesitation. The transmission also features an "Eco" mode that revises the throttle mapping and climate control systems for a more fuel-efficient journey.

If power is one side of the sports sedan coin, handling is the other. Front upper and lower aluminum control arms reduce unsprung weight in the GS, improving agility, ride comfort and body control; while the rear subframe accommodates a multilink setup in the back. Combined with a stiff body shell, this allows the GS to handle corners with aplomb. However, should drivers want even better handling; the F Sport package is available with goodies such as Lexus' Dynamic Rear Steering system. This allows the rear wheels to automatically turn up to two degrees while cornering, aiding turn-in and stability.

Although the GS is sportier and more extroverted than ever, it hasn't lost any of its trademark luxury. Standard interior gadgets include Bluetooth compatibility, SMS text-to-speech, HD Radio, satellite radio and of course a high-resolution 8-inch screen. This is complemented by a 12-speaker surround sound stereo, though audiophiles can instead go for the optional 17-speaker Mark Levinson unit boasting 835 watts.

The Premium package includes rain-sensing wipers, a power rear sunshade and heated and ventilated front seats. The Luxury Package builds on this, with nicer seats in the front, rear HVAC and audio controls, rear manual side sunshades, an Adaptive Front Lighting System, Adaptive Variable Suspension and 18-inch alloy wheels. Opt for the navigation system and Lexus will upgrade the center screen to a 12.3-inch high-resolution version. This screen is big enough to accommodate split screen or full screen viewing of things like maps, audio, climate and vehicle information.

The GS F is a different beast entirely, with a 5.0L V8 producing 467 horsepower, enough to make it a serious contender in the ultra-high performance sedan class. The GS F mates this engine with a standard eight-speed automatic, ensuring not just rapid acceleration, but a degree of refinement that is unmatched by its competitors. The suspension of the GS F has also been worked over ensuring that the car is able to corner as well as it accelerates and brakes.

Finally, the GS is also available as a hybrid in the GS 450h. It adds an electric motor to the standard 3.5l V6. The addition of this motor boosts total horsepower to 338, while simultaneously reducing fuel consumption by about 30 percent, making the GS 450h the fastest and most fuel efficient GS available, with a combined EPA rating of 31 mpg.

2016 Lexus GS 350 Model News

The Lexus GS competes with midsized sedans from luxury manufacturers such as Audi, BMW, and Mercedes. With two powerful engines, sport-tuned suspension and available F SPORT as GS F editions; the GS checks all the right boxes for a sports sedan -- and the availability of options such as all-wheel drive and a hybrid drivetrain provide further diversity to the genre. The Lexus is packed with the latest gadgets and technology, from its energy-efficient climate control system to Bluetooth connectivity to its advanced direct injection engines, the Lexus GS is a thoroughly modern take on the midsized sports sedan.

2016 Lexus GS 350 Value Writeup

Luxurious and sporty; all-wheel and hybrid drivetrains available; incredible refinement; powerful turbocharged and naturally aspirated engines

Brakes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Brake Type Pwr
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )  
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.1 x - TBD -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.2 x - TBD -
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)  
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0? F (Primary) - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD -
Engine
Displacement 3.5L/210
Engine Order Code  
Engine Type Gas V6
Fuel System DI
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 303 @ 6200
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 274 @ 3600
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (N/A) 22
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-link
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)  
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.72
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.73
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.52
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.22
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.04
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.59
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.40
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD
Trans Description Cont. Again  
Trans Order Code  
Trans Type 6
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3704
ENTERTAINMENT
Bluetooth
Lexus premium AM/FM stereo -inc: MP3/WMA player, in-dash 6-disc CD changer, 134-watt amplifier, (10) speakers, digital signal processing, automatic sound levelizer (ASL), theft-deterrent design, electronic crossover network, aux audio input, USB/iPod input, integrated XM satellite radio w/90 day free trial subscription
Rear glass-imprinted FM diversity antenna
Shark fin satellite antenna
EXTERIOR
1-piece front/rear color-keyed bumpers
17" x 7.5" aluminum alloy wheels
Color-keyed electrochromic pwr heated mirrors w/memory -inc: pwr-folding, reverse tilt-down, puddle lamps, turn signals
Compact spare tire
HID headlamps -inc: auto-on/off, delay
Integrated fog lamps
LED rear combination lights
P225/50WR17 summer tires
Pwr moonroof -inc: 1-touch open/close, sliding sunshade
UV & infrared reducing tinted window glass
Variable intermittent windshield wipers w/mist cycle
Water repellant front door glass
INTERIOR
(2) aux pwr outlets
10-way pwr heated front bucket seats -inc: pwr-adjustable lumbar support, driver seat memory, adjustable headrests
3-pod analog instrument cluster -inc: electrochromatic device (ECD) variable transparency glass feature
7" multi-info touch-screen
Alarm system
Aluminum alloy scuff plates
Carpeted floor mats
Center console -inc: sliding armrest, storage bin
Cruise control
Cut pile carpeting
Digital odometer w/twin trip meters
Digital quartz clock
Door trim -inc: integrated armrests
Drop-down controls located left of steering wheel -inc: exterior mirrors, meter brightness, odometer reset, trip meter reset, headlamp washer, rear sunshade, park assist, AFS off, interior lamp
Dual front/rear assist grips
Dual visors w/illuminated vanity mirrors
Dual-zone auto climate controls -inc: LCD controls, temp display, smog sensor, auto recirculation, micro dust filter, pollen filter
Electrochromic rearview mirror w/compass
Front seatback pockets
Front/rear reading lamps
Fully carpeted trunk w/integrated cargo net hooks
HomeLink universal transceiver
Illuminated entry -inc: puddle lamps, interior lights, engine start button ring
Integrated retractable coat hooks
Leather-trimmed pwr tilt/telescopic steering wheel w/audio controls -inc: multi-info display controls, auto tilt-away, memory
Leather-trimmed shift knob
Lexus personalized settings (LPS)
Perforated leather interior trim
Pwr door locks -inc: anti-lockout feature, driver door 2-turn unlock
Pwr trunk & fuel door release w/valet trunk lockout
Pwr trunk closer
Pwr windows -inc: 1-touch up/down, jam protection
Rear A/C vents on back of center console
Rear seat -inc: trunk pass-through, fold-down center armrest, adjustable headrests
Rear window defogger w/auto-off timer
Regency leather seat trim
Retained accessory pwr
SmartAccess keyless entry -inc: 2-stage unlock, trunk open, panic feature, rolling code technology, remote window down, volume-adjustable confirmation tone
Theft-deterrent system w/engine immobilizer
Wood trim
Wood trim on door switch plate
MECHANICAL
3.5L DOHC 24-valve DI V6 engine -inc: dual continuously variable valve timing w/intelligence (VVT-i)
4-wheel anti-lock vented disc brakes
6-speed automatic electronically controlled transmission -inc: intelligence (ECT-i), OD, sequential-shift, pwr mode, normal mode, snow mode
Acoustic control induction system (ACIS)
Computer controlled ignition system
Double wishbone front suspension -inc: high-mount upper arms, coil springs
Dual exhaust w/stainless steel tips
Electronic pwr rack & pinion steering
Electronic spark advance (ESA)
Electronic throttle control system w/intelligence (ETCS-i)
Fluid filled engine mounts
Front/rear gas-filled shock absorbers
Front/rear stabilizer bars
Multi-link rear suspension -inc: high-mount upper arms, coil springs
Push button engine start
Rear wheel drive
Tool kit
SAFETY
3-point belts for all seating positions w/height-adjustable front shoulder belt anchors
Automatic locking retractor (ALR) for front/rear passenger seats
Brake pedal regression prevention mechanism
Child restraint seat (CRS) w/top tether anchor brackets, safety locks
Collapsible steering column
Daytime running lights
Direct tire pressure monitoring system
Dual front airbags -inc: occupant-detecting front passenger airbag cutoff
Dual front knee airbags
Dual front seat-mounted side-impact airbags
Electronic brake force distribution (EBD) w/brake assist (BA) -inc: brake override system
Emergency locking retractor (ELR) for all seating positions
First aid kit
Force-limiting seat belts for all outboard seating positions w/pretensioners
Front/rear energy managing crumple zones
Front/rear side curtain airbags
Impact-dissipating upper interior trim
Interior emergency trunk release
Safety connect -inc: automatic collision notification, stolen vehicle location, emergency assist button (SOS), enhanced roadside assistance w/(1) year trial subscription
Vehicle dynamics integrated management (VDIM) w/cutoff function
Vehicle stability control system (VSC) w/cutoff function