2019 Lexus GS 350 Specs, Release Dates, Prices

A midsize sport sedan with few compromises, the 2019 Lexus GS 350 continues to offer a unique blend of pulse quickening performance, sumptuous luxury and world-class quality. Powered by a velvet smooth V6 (GS 350), 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 350 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 350 are available in RWD and AWD. Both offer an F SPORT model that further revs up the bold style and handling agility. A muscular, yet refined 3.5-liter V6 engine developing 311 hp and 280 lb.-ft. of torque. The flexible engine sends it power through an eight-speed automatic transmission on rear wheel drive models. A combination of direct fuel injection and sequential port fuel injectors ensures that the V6 is capable of delivering ample power and crisp responsiveness.

For added grip in a variety of conditions, the 2019 Lexus GS 350 offers an available all-wheel drive (AWD) system that sends power to all four wheels through a six-speed automatic transmission and an electronically controlled center differential. Under normal driving conditions, the center differential uses a 30:70 front-to-rear torque split to deliver optimal handling. The system is also capable of sending as much as 50 percent of the power to the front wheels to optimize traction.

ENGINE

Type, Materials

V6, aluminum block and cylinder heads

Designation

2GR-FKS

Valvetrain

DOHC 24 valve with dual continuously variable valve timing with intelligence (VVT-i)

Displacement

3.5 liter (3,456 cc)

Bore x Stroke

3.70 in. x 3.27 in.

Compression Ratio

11.8:1

Horsepower

311 hp @ 6,400 rpm

Torque

280 lb.-ft. @ 4,800 rpm

Fuel System

Direct & Sequential Port Injection (D-4S); Electronic Throttle Control System with intelligence (ETCS-i)

Fuel Requirement

91 octane premium unleaded gasoline

Emission Cert

ULEV III

Fuel Capacity

17.4 gal.

DRIVETRAIN

 

Layout

Front engine, rear-wheel drive or all-weather drive optional

Transmission Type

8-speed (RWD) and 6-speed (AWD) sequential-shift Automatic with paddle shifters

PERFORMANCE

 

Max. Speed (RWD/AWD)

143 mph / 130 mph

Zero to 60 mph (RWD/AWD)

5.7 sec / 5.8 sec

Zero to 100 mph

-

Standing ¼-mile (RWD/AWD)

-

EPA FUEL ESTIMATED (mpg)

RWD

20 City / 28 Highway / 23 Combined

AWD

19 City / 26 Highway / 21 Combined

 

EXTERIOR & INTERIOR

With classic proportions that are enhanced by its solid stance, the 2019 GS 350 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 350 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 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 350 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 (RWD/AWD)

5.1 in / 5.5 in.

Max Cargo Capacity

18.4 cu. ft.

Curb Weight (RWD/AWD)

3,726 lbs. / 3,891 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 3.5-liter V6 and and can be paired with rear-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic transmission or all-wheel drive and a six-speed automatic.

Standard equipment for the base model includes 18-inch wheels, LED headlights, a sunroof, ambient LED cabin lighting, keyless ignition and entry, dual-zone automatic climate control, power-adjustable front seats (heated and ventilated), leather upholstery, driver-seat memory settings, a power-adjustable steering wheel, a power rear sunshade, Bluetooth, the Remote Touch infotainment interface, a navigation system, voice controls, smartphone app integration, a 12.3-inch display screen and a 12-speaker sound system. Driver safety aids include blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert and the Lexus Safety System + suite of advanced active safety features.

For the all-wheel-drive vet, leather upholstery is optional by way of the Premium package plus includes ​​ a power rear sunshade, heated and ventilated front seats.

The 2019 Lexus GS 350 F Sport adds aggressive front and rear bumper and grille styling, 19-inch wheels with summer performance tires, a sport-tuned adaptive suspension, bigger front brakes, power sport seats and different interior trim pieces. It also offers the option of four-wheel steering or a limited-slip rear differential. The F Sport all-wheel drive is available, but it's not quite as sporty and doesn't have the option for four-wheel steering or the limited-slip rear differential.

Stand-alone options include parking sensors, a premium Mark Levinson sound system and a power-operated trunk opener.

The 2019 Lexus GS 350 has Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price starts closer to $51,800, with the AWD version starting about $300 less.

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