2014 GS / Explore

The Lexus GS Line

Introducing the new face of Lexus. Where invigorating handling, next-generation technology and unforgettable styling combine to provide an experience that doesn't just raise the bar, it sets a new one altogether.

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GS OVERVIEW

Performance

OUR PLATFORM.
YOUR STAGE.

Lexus engineers traveled the equivalent of 26 times around the Earth to create the ideal driving feel. Sporting a wide track and rigid body courtesy of optimally placed spot- and laser-weld points, the result is a vehicle that will change the way you see Lexus.

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GS PERFORMANCE

EIGHT SPEEDS. HUNDREDS OF
WAYS TO USE THEM.

Boasting an eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters (RWD), one of the most powerful base engines and the core sound of the LFA, the GS takes driver engagement to new heights.

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  • 306-HORSEPOWER V6

    Boasting port and direct injection and the core sound of the LFA, this 3.5-liter V6 is one of the most powerful base engines. It propels the GS from 0 to 60 in 5.7 seconds [*] and features dual Variable Valve Timing with intelligence, designed to provide added torque at lower speeds and greater acceleration at higher speeds.

  • AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION WITH PADDLE SHIFTERS

    In Manual mode, the faster-shifting, eight-speed Sport Direct Shift automatic Electronically Controlled transmission can be controlled with paddle shifters, putting the exhilaration of the 306-horsepower [*] GS at your fingertips.

  • DOWNSHIFT REV-MATCHING

    By automatically increasing the engine speed during manual downshifts, the throttle-blipping function delivers faster and smoother gear changes for greater acceleration and response coming out of corners (RWD only).

GS HYBRID

While its 34 MPG highway rating [*] and stringent SULEV II emission status might be the envy of many 2.0-liter compacts, don't assume performance was somehow sacrificed in the development of the GS 450h. Not even close. Equipped with the world's first direct-injected Atkinson-cycle engine and dual hybrid-motor system for greater response, it rockets from 0 to 60 in 5.6 seconds [*] and generates the G-forces of a high-performance V8.

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GS Hybrid
  • LEXUS DYNAMIC HANDLING

    Available Lexus Dynamic Handling coordinates Dynamic Rear Steering and Variable Gear-Ratio Steering designed to anticipate and help deliver the ideal handling behavior for virtually any situation.

  • 14-INCH BRAKES WITH TWO-PIECE ROTORS

    Massive 14-inch, two-piece front brake rotors with four-piston calipers decrease unsprung weight and provide enhanced cooling for reduced brake fade.

  • ADAPTIVE VARIABLE SUSPENSION (AVS)

    AVS monitors and adjusts the shock absorber settings at each wheel depending on Drive Mode Select, road surface, vehicle speed and your driving style. Aluminum components with optimized bushings and special F SPORT tuning provide even greater steering response and reduced body lean.

  • 19-INCH STAGGERED WIDTH WHEELS

    The exclusive 19-inch Dark Graphite wheels [*] found on the rear-wheel drive F SPORT are nearly 13% wider in the rear, providing even greater traction and handling.

  • DYNAMIC REAR STEERING

    This available Lexus-first system can turn the rear wheels in the same direction as the front for optimal agility and stability at high speeds and in the opposite direction at low speeds for precise maneuvering.

Drive Mode Select

Whether you're looking for added exhilaration or taking a relaxing drive through the neighborhood, Drive Mode Select helps you to make your GS more responsive or efficient with the simple turn of the dial.

  • Normal Driving Mode

    This mode provides the optimal balance of fuel efficiency, engine performance and, on luxury-equipped models, the degree of road feel.

  • Sport S/S+ Mode

    Sport S mode changes the gauge cluster lighting to a fiery red and alters the powertrain for faster gear changes and more dynamic throttle mapping. Available Sport S+ mode goes a step further by also tightening the suspension and increasing steering response. In both modes, the transmission's shift points are automatically altered coming into and out of corners for sharper acceleration.

  • Eco Mode

    In ECO mode, a calming blue light surrounds the gauge cluster while the throttle response and engine power output are moderated for increased fuel efficiency. Other vehicle systems are also optimized for reduced power consumption.

  • EV Mode

    In EV mode [*], the GS Hybrid can be driven for short distances at low speeds on battery power alone. Because the gasoline engine is not engaged, no fuel is consumed, noise is minimized and emissions are eliminated.

Select a mode to learn more.

ALL-WEATHER DRIVE

The GS is engineered to handle all types of curves—even those thrown by Mother Nature. By monitoring current driving conditions, available all-wheel drive automatically allocates engine power between the front and rear axles from a rear-biased 30/70 (front/rear) to 50/50. This is designed to provide enhanced traction and control on a wide range of road surfaces and in inclement weather.

In-Vehicle Technology

Lexus Enform®
With App Suite

Available Lexus Enform [*] and Safety Connect [*] offer more than the convenience of live, 24-hour navigation assistance and the ability to request emergency services at the press of a button. With the new App Suite [*], you can make dinner reservations and order movie tickets on the fly using the industry's first available 12.3-inch high-resolution split-screen multimedia display.

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Lexus Enform
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12.3-INCH MULTIMEDIA DISPLAY

835 WATTS. 17 SPEAKERS. NO COMPROMISES.

Imagine an interior filled with sound so crisp and dimensional, it's as if your favorite band were sitting in the car with you. And a system so advanced it can account for the volume and tone of unwanted ambient noise. This is the available 835-watt [*], 17-speaker Mark Levinson® Premium Surround Sound Audio System [*].

  • 25-MILLIMETER TWEETER

    Two 25-mm titanium dome tweeters with neodymium magnets offer greater rigidity and lower mass than conventional tweeters, providing lower distortion, higher resolution and more natural dynamics.

  • UNITY DUAL-SPEAKER DESIGN

    This innovative component features one motor and two speakers: a 90-mm midrange and 16-mm tweeter. Each of the five Unity speakers in the GS offers 50% greater efficiency than a typical coaxial speaker.

  • 170-MILLIMETER INVERTED WOOFER

    Two 170-mm inverted High Efficiency (HiE) midwoofers help to optimize bass response in a variety of music genres and help fill the passenger compartment with clear sound with minimal distortion.

  • 180 x 250-MILLIMETER WOOFER

    Two High Efficiency (HiE) woofers with aramid composite cones and neodymium magnets deliver midrange and lower frequencies, including deep bass notes.

  • 250-MILLIMETER INVERTED SUBWOOFER

    A 250-mm double opposing magnet subwoofer with aramid composite cones delivers the lowest frequencies, enhancing the bass performance for all the occupants.

  • 835-WATT CLASS D AMPLIFIER

    A triumph in automotive audio, its industry-leading GreenEdge technology makes its speakers more than twice as powerful as conventional ones, while utilizing less power [*].

Innovative Audio Technology

With little more than the sound of your voice, the Lexus GS makes selecting your favorite music, tagging songs and creating mixes more convenient than ever. And, in addition to enabling you to place hands-free phone calls, Bluetooth® technology [*] lets you stream audio from websites wirelessly.

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  • gracenote®

    Gracenote lets you use voice commands to search your music collection in multiple ways. In addition to exploring by artist, album and genre, it understands nicknames and mispronunciations and can even determine the year a song was released. You can also use it to search for similar styles and create mixes on the fly [*].

  • HD radio with iTunes® tagging

    With HD Radio [*], you'll experience CD-quality sound on FM stations and improved, crystal-clear reception on AM stations. You can also discover new artists on more than 2,000 stations across the dial. Like the song that's playing but don't know the artist or name? You can easily tag songs for consideration the next time you connect to iTunes [*].

  • ADVANCED VOICE RECOGNITION

    Voice Command enables you to place compatible Bluetooth®-enabled [*] phone calls and operate audio, climate and navigation functions using normal, everyday speech. And now with Siri® Eyes Free [*] mode, you can send e-mails, retrieve text messages and more—without ever taking your hands off the wheel.

STAY IN THE KNOW WITH
SIRIUSXM™ DATA SERVICES.

SiriusXM™ Data Services [*] include SiriusXM Satellite Radio [*], offering more than 130 channels of music, sports, news, exclusive entertainment and talk. But that's just one of the many conveniences available in the system.

  • STAY IN THE KNOW WITH SIRIUSXM® DATA SERVICES.

    SiriusXM® Data Services [*] include SiriusXM Satellite Radio [*], offering more than 130 channels of music, sports, news, exclusive entertainment and talk. But that's just one of the many conveniences available in the system.

  • FUEL

    With SiriusXM Data Services [*] available Fuel Prices, you can search for stations by price, brand, distance or grade. And, once you make a selection, it can display the destination on your available Navigation [*] screen.

  • TRAFFIC

    Available NavTraffic™ [*] provides up-to-date traffic information, including speed, estimated travel time and rerouting suggestions so you can avoid congestion.

  • WEATHER

    Available NavWeather™ [*] provides continuously updated local weather reports and three-day forecasts for specific cities and can even automatically alert you of severe weather ahead.

  • SPORTS AND STOCKS

    Available Sports and Stocks [*] offers access to the schedules, scores and news of your favorite sports teams, as well as personalized stock quotes and related information.

Heads-Up Display

To help keep you focused on the road ahead, an available full-color, height-adjustable Heads-up Display can project key information to appear six feet in front of you. With it, simple navigation directions, audio information and speed, as well as your current gear and RPM, are always within your natural line of sight.

Comfort & Design

FROM THIS CAR FORWARD, THERE'S NO GOING BACK.

We approached the interior's design as you would a room in your home. We gave it a more commanding stance and a lower posture for invigorating handling. And we infused it with innovative technology that empowers drivers to do more. The result: a Lexus you have to experience to believe.

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GS Design Overview

  • MILLIMETERS THAT ARE MILES AHEAD.

    BAMBOO STEERING WHEEL

    Among the many thoughtful and innovative touches you'll discover throughout the GS, the GS Hybrid offers a steering-wheel design that is as unique as it is stunning. It's crafted with bamboo that's painstakingly bowed from a single piece and then individually hand-sanded for a smooth finish.

  • MILLIMETERS THAT ARE MILES AHEAD.

    CONTRAST STITCHING

    Distinctive contrast stitching offers visual and tactile appeal to the center console, door panel, shift knob and—for the first time in its class—along the entire length of the dash.

  • MILLIMETERS THAT ARE MILES AHEAD.

    REMOTE TOUCH

    The next-generation Remote Touch [*] device glides and functions like a computer mouse, providing convenient access to commonly used features.

  • MILLIMETERS THAT ARE MILES AHEAD.

    LED ANALOG CLOCK

    Blending timeless design with innovative technology, the GS features the industry's first analog clock with LED indicators.


  • EVEN THE INTERIOR IS RESPONSIVE.

    HEATED AND VENTILATED SEATING

    Available heated and ventilated front seats offer multiple levels of comfort and feature a new internal ventilation system that dramatically increases airflow to help cool you faster.

  • EVEN THE INTERIOR IS RESPONSIVE.

    18-WAY POWER FRONT SEATS

    The culmination of five and a half years of ergonomic research, the available power front seats offer 18 different types of customization, including shoulder support, butterfly headrest and variable seat cushion length.

  • EVEN THE INTERIOR IS RESPONSIVE.

    REAR-SEAT CONTROLS

    Available rear-seat controls offer passengers the convenience of operating the audio system, rear-seat climate zone, power rear sunshade and heated outboard seats.

  • EVEN THE INTERIOR IS RESPONSIVE.

    REAR SUNSHADE

    To help reduce unwanted glare, the GS offers manual rear side-window sunshades and a power rear sunshade that can be operated at the push of a button. For added visibility, the shade temporarily lowers when the vehicle is placed in reverse.


  • DYNAMIC F SPORT STYLING

     

    The GS F SPORT doesn't only drive differently, you actually see and feel the difference before ever engaging the throttle.

  • DYNAMIC F SPORT STYLING

    EXCLUSIVE SPORT SEATING

    The distinctive design of the GS F SPORT continues inside, where you'll find exclusive amenities like a 16-way adjustable Sport driver's seat with power side bolsters, four-way lumbar and added thigh support. As well as the option of bold Cabernet leather trim.

  • DYNAMIC F SPORT STYLING

    RACE-INSPIRED DESIGN

    Race-inspired features include an F SPORT-badged steering wheel and shift knob trimmed in perforated leather, striated aluminum accents and a striking black headliner.

  • DYNAMIC F SPORT STYLING

    ALUMINUM SPORT PEDALS

    Aluminum sport pedals further accentuate the GS F SPORT's aggressive styling.

Safety

Passive Safety

While an ordinary crash test dummy can provide 119 data points, Lexus uses digital models comprising millions. The result of such an innovative approach to safety: The GS is equipped with a class-leading [*] 10 standard airbag system [*] that includes an all-new side-impact airbag designed to help provide additional support for the rib cage and upper arm.

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passive safety

Rear Cross
Traffic Alert

To help you back out of parking spaces with confidence, available Rear Cross-Traffic Alert [*] helps detect and warn you of vehicles approaching from behind on either side.

DRIVER ATTENTION MONITOR

The Pre-Collision System [*] available on the GS includes a Driver Attention Monitor [*] that is designed to detect if you have your eyes closed or are facing away from the road when an obstacle is detected ahead. If the system determines either condition is met, it will attempt to warn you and, to help you avoid a potential collision, it's designed to automatically begin braking a full two seconds before impact.

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  • Active Safety

    LANE KEEP ASSIST

    When using cruise control, available Lane Keep Assist [*] is designed to read the road's lane markings and steer the vehicle back toward the center of the lane if you begin to veer.

  • Active Safety

    DYNAMIC RADAR CRUISE CONTROL

    To help you maintain a preset following distance from a vehicle traveling ahead, available Dynamic Radar Cruise Control [*] can regulate the throttle and even apply the brakes. And, when the road ahead clears, it can return your vehicle to the preselected speed.

  • Active Safety

    BLIND SPOT MONITOR

    To help you change lanes with more confidence, the available Blind Spot Monitor [*] is designed to warn you if it detects vehicles approaching or positioned in the adjacent lanes. And, to help you back out of parking spaces with confidence, its Rear Cross-Traffic Alert [*] feature helps detect and warn you of vehicles approaching from behind on either side.

Vehicle(s) shown may feature optional equipment.

MSRP does not include delivery, processing and handling fee of $910. Excludes taxes, title, license and optional equipment. Dealer price may vary. ©2006-2014 Lexus, a Division of Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. All information contained herein applies to U.S. vehicles only. [*]

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