2020 Lexus GS 350 Release Date, Review and Info

The new 2020 Lexus GS 350 comes boasting of plenty of high-tech features, a refined interior, and a class competitive performance. Folks! We are talking of a vehicle that can go toe to toe with German vehicles that bear a long history of luxury and comfort without breaking a sweat. Read on for the latest news regarding its interior and exterior, release date, engine specs, and price estimate.

2020 Lexus GS 350 front view, grille and headlights

For 2020 , the GS 350 comes with several cosmetic facelifts fleshes and an additional engine choice over the previous model. Otherwise, it’s fundamentally the same car as before. It offers the same competence, and performance as its history can attest to. This feature-rich offering from Lexus is also the most affordable vehicle in the entire GS 350 lineup.

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It however returns with the same four-cylinder turbocharged engine that Lexus has installed on its RC Coupe and IS sedan. This shouldn’t be disappointing as it is still more powerful than even that on the larger GS model. EPA says the GS 350 should return about 26 mpg in the city/highway combination.

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This is a vehicle that is well-suited for everyday commute because of its striking balance between performance and comfort. Steering and handling have also improved over the previous model and therefore it isn’t shy from taking tight turns at relatively top speeds. Add the superb specs to the well-appointed cabin and you’ve got yourself a compelling alternative to the likes of Mercedes, BMW, and Audi.

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The competition in the segment is cut-throat as always though, and the GS 350 will have to face off squarely against other well-established vehicles like 2020 BMW 5 Series, the 2020 Audi A6, and the 2020 Mercedes E-Class. Others include the 2020 Jaguar XF and the 2020 Cadillac CTS.

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Trims Available – Lexus GS 350

Two trims are offered for the 2020 Lexus GS 350: GS 200t and the GS 350. The GS 450h is however covered under a separate review.

Interior Changes & 2020 Lexus GS 350 Exterior Review

Standard accessories and features available for the two models include an eight-way power front seats, a power telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, matte wood trim, driver-seat memory functions, ambient lighting, a leather upholstery, auto-dimming heated side mirrors, 18-inch wheels, driver-selectable drive modes, keyless ignition and entry, and a leather upholstery.

2020 Lexus GS 350 steering wheel, lcd screen and dashboard

Technology features include a 12.3” screen, satellite and HD radio, a navigation system, Siri Eyes Free integration, dual USB ports, a rearview camera, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a 12-speaker surround-sound audio system, an auxiliary audio jack, smartphone app integration, a CD player, and voice controls.

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Depending on the region though, the availability of these options can vary: automatic wipers, heated and ventilated front seats, a heavy-duty heater, a power rear sunshade, water-repellent front door glass, and a wiper de-icer.

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The Luxury package offers an adaptive suspension, heated rear seats, wood-trimmed steering wheel, an upgraded leather upholstery, a 14-way adjustable front seats, glossy interior wood trim, manual rear door sunshades, adaptive headlights, a four-way power lumbar, 19” wheels, and passenger memory settings.

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The F-sport – the performance-focused package, offers a rear spoiler, a four-way power lumbar, 12-way adjustable sport seats, upgraded brakes, a sport-tuned adaptive suspension system, 19-inch wheels, a unique exterior styling, and a variable ratio steering system.

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Standalone options include a lane-departure mitigation and warning system, upgraded LED headlights, a heated steering wheel, a 17-speaker Mark Levinson premium sound system, a heads-up display, a power-closing trunk lid, a Dynamic Handling system, a larger 12.3” display, and automatic high-beams.

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2020 Lexus GS 350 Engine Specs

The GS 200t model is inspired by a four-cylinder turbocharged 2.0L engine rated a 241 horsepower and 258 lbs. ft. of torque. The eight-speed automatic transmission system mated to the engine transfers all the power to the rear wheels.

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Meanwhile, the GS 350 gets a 3.5L V6 engine is good for 311 horsepower and 280 pounds-feet of torque. It also comes paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission system.

2020 Lexus GS 350 engine

EPA estimates allege the GS 200t should return 22/33/26 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 20/29/23 mpg for the GS 350 model. The thirsty AWD version drops the figures to 19/26/22 mpg, while the F-sport variant is rated at 21/30/24 mpg for the GS 200t, and 19/28/22 mpg for the GS 350 model.

2020 Lexus GS 350 Release Date & Price

Although based on speculation at the time of this writing, the 2020 Lexus GS 350 should be expected to be released in August 2020 . And once available in the market, it will cost you a base MSRP of $50,000.

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2020 GMC Yukon Release Date and Review

If you’re looking for impressive towing capacity in a near-luxury truck-based SUV, the new 2020 GMC Yukon deserves a consideration. However, if you want better cargo capacity and practical passenger space, other large crossovers may be better options. Its strengths include an impressive interior quality, extremely hush highway ride, a strong V8 power, an available nine-passenger seating configuration, and an impressive interior refinement. Its release date should be expected sometime in the first half of 2020 .

2020 GMC Yukon exterior, front view

There are lots of family vehicles choices in dealerships nowadays that are suitable for everyday usability like for hauling and towing purposes. But what if you want to kick it old school? Well, one of the remaining survivor of the truck-based mechanical underpinnings happens to be the vehicle under review – the 2020 GMC Yukon.

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This large juggernaut offers an intricate balance between V8 power and body-on-frame construction. Therefore, it offers a higher level of solidity and burliness, while delivering a substantially more towing capacity than crossovers. Folks! We are talking of a vehicle that provides a seating configuration for nine people, how cooler can it get? Even a minivan has got substantial reasons to be shy in its presence.

2020 GMC Yukon rear view, tailpipe and taillights

Nevertheless, there are various reasons why you should rethink owning it. For example, its suspension sends occasional truck-like shiver and shake to its occupants on a bump, its cargo capacity is disappointing, passenger space in the back benches is mediocre, and its refinement in overall, seems dated.

As such, it would be wise to consider its alternatives. They include the Dodge Durango, Toyota Sequoia, Honda Pilot, and Ford Expedition.

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Trim Options – 2020 GMC Yukon

Three trims – SLE, Denali, and SLT – are offered for the nine-passenger 2020 GMC Yukon. However, opting for the second-row captain’s chairs drops the seating capacity to seven. Both the 2020 GMC Yukon XL Denali and XL SLT reviews are covered separately.

2020 GMC Yukon front angle, grille and headlights

Interior Redesign, Exterior Photos

Some of the standard accessories and features offered for the Yukon SLE include a rearview camera, a rear privacy glass, front and rear parking sensors, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, automated headlights, eighteen-inch alloy wheels, automatic wipers, cruise control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, roof rails, power front seats, a driver integrated blind-spot monitor, side assist steps, automatic tri-zone climate control, and second-row folding 60/40-split seats.

2020 GMC Yukon steering wheel, lcd screen and gear shift knob

Inside, you get a CD player, HD and satellite radio, voice controls, a 110-V household style power outlet, OnStar connectivity, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, a nine-speaker Bose audio system, five USB ports, eight-inch IntelliLink touchscreen interface, and Apple Carplay capability.

2020 GMC Yukon interior, steering wheel

The Yukon SLT builds upon what the base Yukon SLE provides plus a hands-free power liftgate, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, wireless phone charging, ambient interior lighting, perforated leather upholstery, a blind-spot monitor with rear-cross traffic alerts, driver and passenger memory settings, keyless ignition and entry, power-folding mirrors, and fold-and-tumble 60/40-split seats.

2020 GMC Yukon trunk, cargo space

The Yukon Denali adds a navigation system, a trailer-brake controller, 20” alloy wheels, a more powerful V8 engine, a unique grille, power and heated fold-and-tumble chairs, active noise cancellation, a reconfigurable digital instrument panel, a magnetically controlled suspension system, and an upgraded 10-speaker Bose sound system.

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Of course, packages and standalone options will also be offered on the 2020 GMC Yukon, but unfortunately, we’ll have to wait until its release date to know their contents.

2020 GMC Yukon Engine Specs & Fuel Economy

Motivation for the 2020 GMC Yukon is offered by a 355-hp- and 383 lbs. ft. of torque – generating 5.3L V8 engine, which comes matched to a six-speed automatic transmission system. More mojo is offered by the 6.2L V8 behemoth that churns out 420 horsepower and 460 pounds-ft. of torque.

When the V8 is properly equipped, GMC says it can achieve a maximum towing capacity of 8,400 lbs. and 8,500 lbs. for the two-wheel drive Yukon SLT or SLE.

2020 GMC Yukon engine

When it comes to fuel economy ratings, expect the 5.3L V8 to return 16/23/18 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 15/22/17 mpg with the two-wheel drive 6.2L V8. Zipping from 0-60 mph with the all-wheel drive Yukon only takes 7.3 seconds.

2020 GMC Yukon Release Date & Price

2020 GMC Yukon release date

The base Yukon SUV price starts from a base MSRP of $48,165, and $68,045 for the Denali all-wheel drive SUV. The Yukon should go for sale sometime in the first half of 2020.

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2020 Hyundai Elantra Release Date, Review and Info

Providing plenty of value and style, a comfortable and well-appointed cabin, the new 2020 Hyundai Elantra comes with plenty of talents and performance. Some of the defining aptitudes for the new model includes a ling warranty coverage, a quiet cabin, a feature and technology galore, and a spacious cargo volume. Its release date should be expected during the 4th Q of 2019.

2020 Hyundai Elantra exterior, alloy wheels

A first for the 2020 model includes a keyless ignition and entry, standard automatic climate control, and standard leather seats.

The new and redesigned Elantra offers quite an impressive list of technologies and features that will undoubtedly give the vehicle a competitive edge. Ever since the vehicle debuted back in 2011, the vehicle has continued with a laudable growth curve and has exceeded all other major models in terms of the tenure.

2020 Hyundai Elantra rear view, white color, taillights

Youthful rivals have had a tough giving the Elantra a run for its money. Despite its long existence, the vehicle hasn’t aged a day as Hyundai has consistently offered a refreshing appeal and stuffed it with latest features. The same exponential growth continues with the 2017 model. The vehicle comes with upscale features including but not limited to a sunroof, keyless ignition and entry, and LED running lights. Things even get better if you opt for the top-rated Limited and Sport trims.

If you are seating there and looking for greying signs, you’ll find none! This, therefore, means the new Elantra is now better and more confident on the road and offers irresistible looks and interior appeal.

2020 Hyundai Elantra rear angle, tailpipe and taillights

Available Trims – Hyundai Elantra

The sedan is available in a whopping four trims: base SE, mid-trims Value Edition and Limited, and the top-of-the-line Sport trims.

Exterior Review & Interior Pictures – 2020 Hyundai Elantra

The redesigned 2020 Hyundai Elantra base SE trim offers a trip computer, full power accessories, 15” steel wheels, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, a 60/40-split folding rear seatbacks, air-conditioning, a six-speaker sound system, a USB port, and satellite radio.

2020 Hyundai Elantra side angle, silver color

Optional on the SE is the Popular Equipment package that comes bundled with 16” wheels, steering wheel mounted audio controls, foglights, heated mirrors, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, a rearview camera, a 4.3” touchscreen display, a sliding rear armrest, illuminated vanity mirrors, extendable sun visors, a rearview camera, a sliding center armrest, and blind-spot monitor.

The Value Edition adds a leather-wrapped steering wheel, keyless ignition and entry, heated front seats, and a sunroof.

2020 Hyundai Elantra interior, steering wheel and leather seats

Opting for the Limited trim adds adjustable steering effort, Blue Link telematics, automatic climate control, leather upholstery, a six-way power driver seat, LED accents, projector headlights, 17” wheels, and LED taillights.

Optional features available for the Limited trim includes an upgraded audio systems, a navigations system, a 7” touchscreen interface, and a sunroof.

2020 Hyundai Elantra interior, steering wheel and leatherr seats

Finally, the Sport trim comes featuring a sport-tuned suspension and steering steel, heated rear seats, automatic climate control, leather upholstery, black exterior accents, a more powerful engine, and exterior heated mirrors.

Engine Specs – 2020 Hyundai Elantra

The SE, Value Edition, and the Limited trims come equipped with a four-cylinder 1.8L engine rated at 145 horsepower and 130 pounds of torque. The six-speed manual transmission is the default system, while the auto is available as an option but standard on the Limited and Value Edition trims.

During our own test drive, the Limited trim was able to saunter to 60 mph from standstill in just 9.7 seconds.

According to Hyundai, the EPA fuel economy ratings of the manual-equipped SE stands at 27/37/31 mpg in the city/highway/combined.

2020 Hyundai Elantra engine

Regardless of the trim, the rest return EPA ratings of 28/38/32 mpg.
The figures are solid, however, window-shopping for other alternatives will reveal that there are other vehicles in the same segment which offer better fuel economy ratings.

Finally, the performance-themed 2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport comes with a four-cylinder 2.0L engine rated at 173 horsepower and 154 pounds of torque. During our test drive, the automatic-equipped 2017 Hyundai Elantra sauntered from 0-60 mph in 8.2 seconds.

Its EPA ratings stand at 24/34/28 mpg with the manual, and 24/35/28 for the automatic-equipped Sport model.

Release Date & Price – 2020 Hyundai Elantra Coupe

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Excited about the Elantra? If yes, expect to pay an MSRP starting from $17,250 for the 2017 Hyundai Elantra. As for the release date, expect the vehicle to be available in U.S dealerships sometime during the 4th Q.

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