Returning as the best luxury car when it comes to resale value, the 2017 Lexus GS builds on its strength of an expanding lineup, which runs the gamut from a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder base model (the 200t) up through the GS F, a 467-horsepower 5.0-liter V8 road scorcher. Completing the range are a 3.5-liter V6 as well as a fuel-efficient hybrid.
The updated looks from last year remain intact, helping the 2017 retain as much value as last year's model. This sedan, which competes with vehicles like the BMW 5 Series, Audi A6 and Mercedes E-Class, benefits from not only its highly competent mechanical package, but also from the Lexus brand's sterling reputation for quality, reliability and durability, a trifecta that has an immense impact on retained value.
The more aggressive looks and the increased attention paid to vehicle dynamics are doing much to redefine the Lexus image to give it more edge. But at the same time, Toyota's luxury arm has not shortchanged the build quality and refinement exhibited by the tight gaps and quality materials used in the cabin. The result is a car that retains a lot of the characteristics that have made it a class leader, but clad in a more sharply tailored suit.
Last year, the division added as an option the Lexus Safety System+, combining a 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, and has gone a step further in making it standard equipment across the board, something that is sure to further enhance the car's desirability on the second-hand market.