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2006 Lexus GS

At a Glance

Pricing $43,150 - $51,375
Drive Types RWD, AWD
Engines 3.0l V6, 4.3l V8
Transmissions A6
Fuel Economy 18-22 (city), 25-30 (highway)

Overview Information

The mid-sized Lexus GS fits in to the Lexus lineup just above the FWD, Camry-based ES and below the flagship LS. Long considered to be the most stylish Lexus, a 2006 model year update pushes the styling cues even farther than before. The RWD GS is offered in two models. The GS300 is powered by a 245hp V6. The GS430 is powered by a 300hp V8. The GS300 is also offered with an all-wheel-drive system. A restrained interior is finished in wood and leather and offers a competitive list of feature considered mandatory on todays luxury cars.

What Changed:

New GS features updated styling that Lexus claims is a forebearer of more stylish new models to come. It rides on a 2 inch longer wheelbase, and has grown by .5 inch in longer overall. The GS300 features a new V6 that produces 25 more hp than last years model. The upscale GS430 adds 18 inch wheels and a more electronic control systems. GS300 is offered with all-wheel-drive which marks the first application of AWD in a Lexus passenger car.

Official Word:

"From a technology standpoint, the GS employs a sophisticated array of advanced safety, comfort and convenience features that will cause even the most enthusiastic drver to take notice. From a design standpoint, the new GS will be the first vehicle in our lineup to benefit from a new, more passionate direction in styling." -- Danny Clements, Lexus group vice president and general manager

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
GS 300 3.0l V6 (245-bhp) A6 RWD 22/30/26 $43,150
GS 430 4.3l V8 (300-bhp) A6 RWD 18/25/21 $51,375
GS 300 3.0l V6 (245-bhp) A6 AWD 21/27/24 $45,100