2017 Lexus GS 350 Release Date, Review and Info

The new 2017 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.

2017 Lexus GS 350 front view, grille and headlights

For 2017, 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 2017 BMW 5 Series, the 2017 Audi A6, and the 2017 Mercedes E-Class. Others include the 2017 Jaguar XF and the 2017 Cadillac CTS.

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Trims Available – Lexus GS 350

Two trims are offered for the 2017 Lexus GS 350: GS 200t and the GS 350. The GS 450h is however covered under a separate review.

Interior Changes & 2017 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.

2017 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.

2017 Lexus GS 350 white color, alloy wheels

2017 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.

2017 Lexus GS 350 engine view

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.

2017 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.

2017 Lexus GS 350 Release Date & Price

Although based on speculation at the time of this writing, the 2017 Lexus GS 350 should be expected to be released in August 2017. And once available in the market, it will cost you a base MSRP of $50,000.

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2017 Lexus GX 460 – Release Date, News and Rumors

The traditional three-row 2017 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 2017. 

2017 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).

2017 Lexus GX 460 rear view, taillights, tailpipe, exterior

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.

2017 Lexus GX 460 front view, headlights, grille and alloy wheels

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.

2017 Lexus GX 460 side angle, white color, alloy wheels

Even so, the new 2017 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.

2017 Lexus GX 460 rear view, taillights and alloy wheels

Trim Options – 2017 Lexus GX 460

Two main trims – Base and Luxury – are offered for the seven-seat 2017 Lexus GX 460.

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2017 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.

2017 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.

2017 Lexus GX 460 rear angle, taillights and tailpipe, auto show

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.

2017 Lexus GX 460 interior, cargo space

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.

2017 Lexus GX 460 Engine Specs & Fuel Economy

Motivation for the 2017 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 2017 Lexus GX 460 towing capacity should be expected at around 6,500 lbs.

2017 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.

2017 Lexus GX 460 Release Date & Price

2017 Lexus GX 460 Release date

The new 2017 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 2017.

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2017 Lexus GX 460 front view, black color, headlights and grille

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