With bolder looks and a host of new safety features, the 2016 Lexus GS 350 has been refreshed and is well positioned to capitalize on its reputation as a luxury leader when it comes to retaining value. Of course, undergirding this sterling resale reputation is the high quality of its construction including the use of upscale materials and a clean functional design.
Mechanically, the 2016 Lexus GS 350 also delivers good performance and fuel economy for a mid-size luxury sedan, its 3.5-liter V6 delivers 311 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque from its 3.5-liter V6. That output is delivered through an 8-speed automatic transmission to either the rear axle or all four wheels. Fuel economy is an impressive 20 mpg city/29 highway for a combined rating of 23 mpg.
Among the new features certain to enhance resale value is the Lexus Safety System+ which combines Pre-Collision System (PCS) with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Alert (LDA) with Steering Assist, Intelligent High Beam (IHB) and All-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control. Lexus has upgraded the new multimedia system introduced on 2015 model models to now have full-screen map capability for the 12.3-inch screen when equipped with navigation, which comes standard on the GS 350. Other multimedia changes include enhanced voice recognition and graphics.
The 2016 GS family has been expanded to include a new entry-level model, the GS 200t equipped with a 241-horsepower turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. All trim levels, including the GS 450h Hybrid can be equipped with Lexus' high performance F Sport package that enhances performance and handling.