With a long-standing history of exceptional reliability under its belt, the radically redesigned fourth-generation Lexus GS now drives and looks like the prestigious mid-size sedan it is intended to be. The impressively well-rounded GS 350 mixes the precise handling characteristics of its Bavarian counterparts with the suppleness and build quality for which Lexus is so renowned. By striking the right balance between luxury, performance and value, it's no surprise the Lexus GS 350 claims the 2013 Best Resale Value Award in the Luxury Car category.
Nearly every mechanical element of the new GS 350 was revised and improved. The strengthened chassis and beefed-up suspension provide crisper, more confident cornering response, while a modest bump in horsepower coupled with a satisfying baritone exhaust note sufficiently excite the senses. If sensory overload is the goal, the F Sport variant's Adaptive Variable Suspension, aggressively bolstered front seats and Lexus Dynamic Handling is up to the task.
The big story surrounding the 2013 GS 350 is its dramatic visual impact. Spearheaded by Lexus' signature "spindle" grille treatment, this edgy design ushers in a new era of compelling style for the brand. The interior receives a significant overhaul as well, with a sophisticated new dash arrangement, massive 12.3-inch multimedia display and premium materials throughout.
Starting at just under $48,000, the GS 350 enjoys a slight monetary advantage over its chief competitors. And when it comes time to sell, the 2013 Lexus GS leads the pack in resale value.