2019 Lexus GS 300 Specs, Release Dates, Prices

A midsize sport sedan with few compromises, the 2019 Lexus GS 300 continues to offer a unique blend of pulse quickening performance, sumptuous luxury and world-class quality. Powered by a turbocharged four-cylinder, the GS provides the performance feel of a rear-wheel drive sport sedan along with the everyday efficiency and comfort of a true luxury car. For cold-weather climates, the GS 350 is also available with the added confidence of all-wheel drive traction.

All 2019 Lexus GS 300 models offer the peace of mind that comes with one of the industry’s more comprehensive standard safety systems. The Lexus Safety System+ includes a Pre-Collision System (PCS) with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Alert (LDA) with Steering Assist, Intelligent High Beams (IHB) and All-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control. A Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) with Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) is also standard.

POWERTRAIN

The 2019 Lexus GS 300 pairs a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with an eight-speed automatic transmission that sends the power to the rear wheels. The turbocharged engine not only delivers 241 horsepower, it also capable of sustaining its 258 lb.-ft. of torque from 1,650 rpm all the way through 4,400 rpm. The result is a GS 300 that feels responsive during everyday driving, yet also returns 32-mpg on the highway in preliminary estimates.

For those who would prefer a GS 300 with a little more edge, the F SPORT package combines track-tuned chassis enhancements with exclusive exterior and interior design features for a more distinctive look and feel. Every F SPORT package includes a specially tuned Adaptive Variable Suspension, 19-inch split spoke alloy wheels, a Sport+ drive mode, LFA-inspired instrumentation and sport seats with a 16-way, power adjustable driver’s seat. Rear-wheel drive models can also be equipped with Variable Gear Ratio Steering (VGRS) and 14-inch, two-piece brake rotors with 4-piston, monoblock calipers. Optional equipment on rear-wheel drive F SPORT models includes a TORSEN® limited slip rear differential, the Lexus Dynamic Handling (LDH) system with Dynamic Rear Steering (DRS) and orange brake calipers.

Styling enhancements on all 2019 Lexus GS 300 F SPORT models include a unique front bumper, revised grille and rear valance and a rear spoiler.

ENGINE

Type, Materials

In-line 4-cylinder aluminum block and cylinder heads

Designation

8AR-FTS

Valvetrain

DOHC 16-valve with Dual VVT-iW

Displacement

2.0 liter twin-scroll turbocharged with intercooler (1,998 cc; 120.2 cu. in.)

Bore x Stroke

3.39 in x 3.39 in

Compression Ratio

10.0:1

Horsepower

241 hp @ 5,800 rpm

Torque

258 lb.-ft. @ 1,650-4,400 rpm

Fuel System

Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI, D-4ST)

Fuel Requirement

91 octane premium unleaded gasoline

Emission Cert

ULEV III

Fuel Capacity

17.4 gal.

DRIVETRAIN

 

Layout

Front engine, rear wheel drive (RWD)

Transmission Type

8-speed Multi-Mode sequential-shift Automatic with paddle shifters; ECO, Normal, Sport S, Sport S+

PERFORMANCE

 

Max. Speed

143 mph

Zero to 60 mph (RWD/AWD)

6.6 sec

Zero to 100 mph

16.7 sec

Standing ¼-mile (RWD/AWD)

14.9 sec @ 95 mph

EPA FUEL ESTIMATED (mpg)

RWD

22 City / 32 Highway / 26 Combined

 

EXTERIOR & INTERIOR

With classic proportions that are enhanced by its solid stance, the 2019 GS 300 proudly wears the Lexus signature grille that gives it such an eye-catching look. Framed by satin chrome trim and flanked by distinctive standard Bi-LED headlights, the aggressive front fascia is unmistakably Lexus. Standard 17-inch, nine-spoke alloy wheels compliment the stylish silhouette of the GS 350 while a choice of 12 exterior colors allows buyers to choose everything from subtle blacks and silvers to vivid colors like Matador Red Mica or Ultrasonic Blue Mica 2.0.

A design that mixes both modern and classic luxury elements, the 2019 Lexus GS 300 cabin provides a comfortable space that will satisfy drivers and passengers alike. That ambience is exemplified by interior trim selections in Matte Walnut, Naguri aluminum or Striated Black and an interior color palette that includes Chateau, Flaxen or Black. F SPORT models also offer an eye-catching Rioja Red option.

The interior design sets the stage for pure Lexus luxury with a long list of standard amenities. Inside the GS 300 you’ll find 10-way power front seats, an 8-inch high-resolution central control screen, power tilt-and-telescoping steering column with automatic tilt-away, Siri Eyes Free Mode and a 12-speaker, 5.1 surround sound system. All GS 300 models get standard leather seating trim and a navigation system with a 12.3-inch screen.

DIMENSIONS

Overall Length

192.1 in.

Overall Width

72.4 in.

Overall Height

57.3 in.

Wheelbase

112.2 in.

Ground Clearance

5.1 in

Max Cargo Capacity

18.4 cu. ft.

Curb Weight

3,805 lbs.

Seating Capacity

5

 

TRIM LEVELS & PRICING

The 2019 Lexus GS 350 is a midsize luxury sedan comes in two main versions: base and F Sport. Its powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine, an eight-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive. The GS 350 and GS F is reviewed separately.

Standard equipment include 17-inch wheels, LED headlights, keyless ignition and entry, simulated leather upholstery, a sunroof, heated and power-adjustable front seats, driver-seat memory settings, an automatic climate control system, Lexus' Remote Touch infotainment interface, a navigation system, voice controls, smartphone app integration, a 12.3-inch display screen and a 12-speaker sound system. A broad range of driver safety aids consist blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert and the Lexus Safety System+ suite of advanced active safety features.

The optional Premium package adds heated and ventilated front seats, automatic wipers and a power rear sunshade. The available 18-inch wheel upgrade offers a same-cost choice between all-season and stickier three-season summer performance tires. A 17-speaker Mark Levinson sound system is also optional.

The 2019 Lexus GS 300 F Sport version adds 19-inch wheels with performance tires, a sport-tuned adaptive suspension, bigger front brakes, more aggressive front and rear styling, a rear trunklid spoiler, leather upholstery, power sport seats, different interior trim pieces and the Premium Package content.

The 2019 Lexus GS 350 has Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price starts just over $47,400.

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