Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Car Profiles - Lexus GS

LEXUS GS

Another Lexus which had been extensively improved, now comes in regular, F Sport, and hybrid flavors to please different tastes. Apart from its famed quality, driving feel is competitive to face the best that Europe has to offer.

The Good: Can keep up with the Germans in driving dynamics
The Bad: Very distracting user interface

Price Range: P4,358,000-P5,548,000
Our Rating: ****

Last Update: May 11, 2015


OWNERSHIP DETAILSGS450hGS350 F SportGS350
PriceP5,548,000P4,978,000P4,358,000
Warranty3 Years or 100,000kms3 Years or 100,000kms3 Years or 100,000kms
ENGINE SPECS
Engine2GR-FXE 3.5 DOHC 24V V6 Atkinson Cycle + Electric Motor2GR-FSE 3.5 DOHC 24V V62GR-FSE 3.5 DOHC 24V V6
Horsepower286hp @ 6,000rpm312hp @ 6,400rpm312hp @ 6,400rpm
Torque345Nm @ 4,600rpm378Nm @ 4,800rpm378Nm @ 4,800rpm
Fuel TypeGasoline/95 OctaneGasoline/95 OctaneGasoline/95 Octane
Fuel SystemDirect InjectionDirect InjectionDirect Injection
TransmissionElectronically Continously Variable Transmission6-Speed Automatic6-Speed Automatic
Fuel Tank Capacity66 Liters66 Liters66 Liters
DIMENSIONS
Length4,850mm4,850mm4,850mm
Width1,840mm1,840mm1,840mm
Height1,455mm1,455mm1,455mm
Wheelbase2,850mm2,850mm2,850mm
Curb Weight1,910kg1,740kg1,740kg
Body Style4-Door Sedan4-Door Sedan4-Door Sedan
Engine/Drive TypeFront Engine/All Wheel DriveFront Engine/Rear Wheel DriveFront Engine/Rear Wheel Drive
Seating555
SUSPENSION & TIRES
Front SuspensionDouble WishboneDouble WishboneDouble Wishbone
Rear SuspensionMulti-LinkMulti-LinkMulti-Link
Front BrakesVentilated DiscsVentilated DiscsVentilated Discs
Rear BrakesVentilated DiscsVentilated DiscsVentilated Discs
Tires225/35 R18225/35 R18225/45 R17
Wheels18 Inch Alloy18 Inch Alloy17 Inch Alloy
SAFETY
Airbags888
Anti-Lock BrakesYes, With Electronic Brakeforce DistributionYes, With Electronic Brakeforce DistributionYes, With Electronic Brakeforce Distribution
Traction/Stability ControlYes, Vehicle Stability Control and Traction ControlYes, Vehicle Stability Control and Traction ControlYes, Vehicle Stability Control and Traction Control
Other Safety FeaturesAdds: Hill Start Assist with Brake Hold Adds: NoneVehicle Dynamics Integral Management, Hill Start Assist
EXTERIOR
Fog LampsFront and RearNoneFront and Rear
Other Exterior FeaturesAdds: Automatic LED Headlamps with LED Daytime Running Lights with Auto Levelling and Adaptive Front Light System. Minus: Mesh Grille, Variable Gear Ratio Steering, Rear Wheel Steering, Adaptive Variable SuspensionAdds: Rain Sensing Wipers, Headlamp Washer, Side Mirror Signal Repeaters, Rear View Camera and Front and Rear Parking Sensors, Sunroof, Mesh Grille, Variable Gear Ratio Steering, Rear Wheel Steering, Adaptive Variable SuspensionAutomatic Bi-Xenon HID Headlamps with LED Daytime Running Lights with Auto Levelling and Adaptive Front Light System
INTERIOR
Steering Wheel AdjustmentTilt and Telescope, Power AdjustableTilt and Telescope, Power AdjustableTilt and Telescope, Power Adjustable
Steering Wheel MaterialLeather and WoodPreforated LeatherLeather
Seating AdjustmentPower, Driver and Front Passenger with MemoryPower, Driver and Front Passenger with MemoryPower, Driver and Front Passenger with Memory
Seating MaterialSemi-Aniline LeatherPreforated LeatherLeather
Other Interior FeaturesAdds: Wood Trim, Illuminated Entry System, Power Outlets, Lexus Drive Mode Selector, Heads Up Display, Paddle Shifters, Seat Heater and Cooler, Manual Rear Door Sunshade Adds: Aluminum Trim, 8-inch TFT LCD Lexus Remote Touch Interface with Voice Command, Auto Dimming Rear View Mirror, Aluminum Pedals Map Lights, Electronic Parking Brake, Film Trim
CONVENIENCE FEATURES
Power AmenitiesSteering, Windows, Door Locks, Mirrors with Fold, Heat, and Auto Dimming, Rear Windshield SunshadeSteering, Windows, Door Locks, Mirrors with Fold, Heat and Auto DimmingSteering, Windows, Door Locks, Mirrors with Fold
Climate ControlAutomatic, Three Zone with Nano-E System and S-FlowAutomatic, Dual Zone with S-FlowAutomatic, Dual Zone with S-Flow
Audio SystemLexus Remote Touch with AM/FM/CD/AUX/USB/MP3 and BluetoothLexus Remote Touch with AM/FM/CD/AUX/USB/MP3 and BluetoothLexus Remote Touch with AM/FM/CD/AUX/USB/MP3 and Bluetooth
Speakers121212
Steering Wheel ControlsYes, Audio, Telephone, Cruise Control, and Voice CommandYes, Audio, Telephone, Cruise Control, and Voice CommandYes, Audio, Telephone, Cruise Control, and Voice Command
AlarmYesYesYes
Keyless EntryYes, Smart Key with Push Button StartYes, Smart Key with Push Button StartYes, Smart Key with Push Button Start
RIVALSAudi A6, BMW 5 Series, Jaguar XF, Mercedes Benz E Class, Volvo S80

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