What was the Lexus GS prior to the 2013 model year but forgettable? Lexus has broken out of its conservative, copycat skin and built a mid-size luxury sedan that you’ll actually remember. The silky engines and quiet ride remain.The new GS adds razor sharp handling, precise steering, and a sportiness that the latest BMW 5-Series has ignored.
The GS takes some risks, especially with the ultra-wide infotainment display controlled by a ﬁnicky, distracting mouse tracker (we absolutely hate it). But even with a software misstep, it’s clear the GS is ﬁnally deﬁning Lexus in its own right. There’s no wrong choice among theV-6,V-8, or Toyota’s brilliant hybrid system. The GS used to be sidelined because “sport” and “Lexus” mixed like oil and water. Now, the GS is a complete luxury sedan that’s outdone what the Germans in this class claim to do. We’ll gladly remember that. --CA