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.

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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.

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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 Lexus GX 460 – Release Date, News and Rumors

The traditional three-row 2020 Lexus GX 460 returns afresh with its capable off-roading capability and it’s hard to match luxury trappings. But even so, the traditional midsize SUV category has evolved and now offers a plethora of better equipped models that offer superior passenger comfort and on-road performance. Its release date should be expected sometime in early 2020. 

2020 Lexus GX 460 side view, exterior, alloy wheels

When it comes to superior off-road and on-road performance, very few cars can manage to stand up against the GX 460. These days, however, only a handful of automakers bother to build off-roading capable SUVs. Land Rover and Lexus are the only automakers that have been left standing when it comes to serious off-roading. In fact, Lexus has two more capable SUVs, one of which is the vehicle under review. And the other is the Toyota Land Cruiser Prado (Lexus is a department of Toyota).

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Some of the features that enable serious off-roading include a high-clearance suspension system, body-on-frame construction, and a full-time AWD system. Throw in its hush ride quality, a plethora of luxury features, and you’ve got yourself a luxury SUV that is comfortable both on the pavement and on dirt.

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There are some idiosyncrasies, though, including uncomfortable second-row seats, a relatively ponderous handling, a lackluster acceleration and poor fuel economy, an inconvenient side-swinging cargo door, and mediocre fuel economy ratings.

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Even so, the new 2020 Lexus GX 460 should be on your shopping list if you really need a versatile SUV that can take you virtually anywhere with minimal disturbance. But if your priority is a crossover that rides comfortably on the asphalt than of it, then we recommend the following alternatives. The Land Rover LR4, the BMW X5, and the Acura MDX. The trio offers more interior space, higher fuel economy, and better on-road handling.

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Trim Options – 2020 Lexus GX 460

Two main trims – Base and Luxury – are offered for the seven-seat 2020 Lexus GX 460.

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2020 Lexus GX 460 exterior, front angle, headlights and grille

Standard accessories to expect from the base model include a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, a sunroof, automatic LED headlights, 40/20/40-split sliding and reclining second-row seats, automatic dual-zone climate control, a rear privacy glass, 18” alloy wheels, an 8” touchscreen interface, 50/50-split third-row seats, Siri Eyes Free, dual USB ports, HD and satellite radio, a nine-speaker sound system, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, an eight-way power driver seat, roof rack side rails, and a premium leather upholstery.

2020 Lexus GX 460 interior, dashboard

Options available for the base model include front and rear parking sensors, LED foglights, smartphone app integration, automatic tri-zone climate control, upgraded interior trim, a navigation system, a perforated leather upholstery, automatic wipers, heated second-row seats, a windshield wiper de-icer, and heated front seats.

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The Luxury trim steps you up with a blind-spot monitoring with rear-cross traffic alert, rear auto-leveling air springs, adaptive suspension system, power folding third-row seat, upgraded leather upholstery, mahogany wood trim, a heated steering wheel, and headlight washers.

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Options offered for the top-of-the-line GX 460 Luxury trim model includes an adaptive cruise control, high-beam headlight control, 17-speaker Mark Levinson surround-view audio system, side parking cameras, pre-collision warning system, lane-departure warning and mitigation, and all the contents of the Driver Support package.

2020 Lexus GX 460 Engine Specs & Fuel Economy

Motivation for the 2020 Lexus GX 460 is offered by a 4.6L V8 engine paired to a six-speed automatic transmission system and an AWD system. The latter system also comes mated to a dual-range transfer case. The power output stands at 329 lbs. ft. of torque and 301 horsepower.

According to Lexus, the optimum 2020 Lexus GX 460 towing capacity should be expected at around 6,500 lbs.

2020 Lexus GX 460 engine

When we come to its fuel consumption, EPA says a figure of 15/20/17 mpg should be expected for the GX 460 – a mediocre rating partly due to its curb weight.

Zipping from 0-60 mph should take about 7.2 seconds according to Lexus. Its top speed should be expected on its release date.

2020 Lexus GX 460 Release Date & Price

2020 Lexus GX 460 Release date

The new 2020 Lexus GX 460 price should be expected to start from an MSRP of around $50,780. It will also be offered on lease. When will it go for sale? Well, rumors allege the redesigned GX 460 SUV will probably hit dealerships in early 2020 .

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2017 Lexus ES 350 Release Date, Review and Info

If you’re looking for serene, relaxed transportation in an entry-level sedan, the 2017 Lexus ES 350 is a fine choice. Some of the reasons for this include a smooth V6 engine, a generous rear legroom, a composed handling and comfortable ride, a generous rear legroom, and a luxurious and well-built interior. Its date of release should be expected in May 2017.

2017 Lexus ES 350 front view, headlights, grille and alloy wheels

There are a diverse range of vehicles in the compact and full-size luxury sedan segment. The sheer number of vehicles offered might be overwhelming but the ES 350 is a standout due to its unique and superb technologies and interior space that very few cars in the segment can be able to match.

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However, if you are looking for a sporty near-luxury sedan, the ES, which has no high-performance inclinations, might not be the best choice out there. Instead, it offers superior comfort and a well-appointed cabin that ensure a memorable driving experience. Buyers shouldn’t expect any radical changes on the 2017 ES yet.

2017 Lexus ES 350 exterior, rear view, red color, taillights, tailpipe and alloy wheels

The vehicle returns almost unchanged over the previous year’s model but there are a few changes here and there. This shouldn’t be a turn off as the ES 350 is well known for its general appeal and feature-laden interior. You’ll also find the V6 engine purring as opposed to growling regardless of the speeds, effortlessly.

2017 Lexus ES 350 exterior, front view, headlights and alloy wheels

The ride quality is refined and well-mannered, the steering is precise and while nothing is overtly sporty about the vehicle, it drives and feels steady even at top speeds. Interior wise, the seats are comfortable and supportive and the materials are made of high-quality. Once seated inside, the controls and buttons are intuitive and easy to use even for those who are skeptical of smartphone-based app integration systems.

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Nonetheless, there are other several vehicles in this segment that offer an even better appeal. One of favorites in the segment is the 2017 Hyundai Genesis – it is unrivaled in terms of luxury and premium technologies. You’ll also find the 2017 Acura TLX a solid contender with its well-rounded performance. The 2017 Nissan Maxima will get you the sporty appeal, but for something more traditional – the 2017 Cadillac XTS will do.

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The 2017 Lexus ES 350 is still a favorite for those who want an entry-level luxury sedan vehicle, but seasoned luxury sedan users might find the above choices better.

Offered Trims – Lexus ES 350

The five-passenger 2017 Lexus ES 350 is offered in a single well-equipped trim model. The 2017 Lexus ES 350 hybrid is covered separately.

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2017 Lexus ES 350 steering wheel, gear shift knob, dashboard and lcd screen

The redesigned 2017 Lexus ES 350 offers LED headlights, automatic dual-zone climate control, 17-inch alloy wheels, an eight-way front powered seats, heated mirrors, three driver-adjustable drive settings, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, a rearview camera, a premium perforated vinyl upholstery, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, adaptive cruise control, LED foglights, a 7-inch touchscreen interface, a CD player, USB/iPod audio interface, an eight-speaker sound system, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and keyless entry and ignition.

2017 Lexus ES 350 interior, leather front and rear seats

Depending on where you live, the availability of the many packages and options can vary. For instance, the Navigation package includes text-to-speech functionality, a larger 8” display screen, a 15-speaker Mark Levinson premium sound system, upgraded Bluetooth connectivity, a navigation system, a frontal collision warning and mitigation system, adaptive cruise control, automatic high-beam headlight control, and steering assist.

2017 Lexus ES 350 interior, leather rear seats

Opting for the Premium package gets you a power rear sunshade, a power driver seat cushion extender, manual rear door sunshades, ventilated front seats, wood trim, ambient interior lighting, passenger seat memory functions, a heated steering wheel, a panoramic sunroof, automatic wipers, a power-operated trunk lid, a leather upholstery, parking sensors, and a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel.

2017 Lexus ES 350 front angle, headlights and grille

Standalone packages available include front and rear parking sensors, rear cross traffic alert, 18” wheels, blind-spot monitoring, and upgraded bi-LED headlights.

2017 Lexus ES 350 Engine Specs

Beneath the hood of the 2017 Lexus ES 350 is a 3.5L V6 engine. This engine comes mated to a six-speed automatic transmission system that routes the power – 268 hp and 248 lbs. ft. of torque to the front wheels. EPA estimates the fuel economy ratings to stand at 31/21/24 mpg on the highway/city/combined.

2017 Lexus ES 350 engine

An average time of 6.5 seconds is what is required to take the 2017 Lexus ES 350 past 60 mph.

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Price & 2017 Lexus ES 350 Release Date

We should expect the new 2017 Lexus ES 350 mid-next year, probably in May. As for its window sticker, a base MSRP of $38,000 should be expected. You can also decide to lease it first before committing fully, the lease terms will be made available once it hits dealerships next year.

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