2013 Lexus GS 450h

At a Glance

Pricing $46,900 - $58,950
Drive Types RWD, AWD
Engines 3.5l V6, 3.5l V6 HEV
Transmissions A6, CVT
Fuel Economy 19-29 (city), 26-34 (highway)

The GS occupies the middle of the Lexus line between the smaller IS and the much larger LS. This places the GS in competition with other mid-range luxury offerings like the BMW 5-Series, Infiniti M, and Audi A6. At just 190.7 inches long and 72.4 inches wide, the GS is shorter and narrower than all three of these vehicles. GS models wear alphanumeric names based on their powertrain. The GS 350 equips a 306-bhp, 3.5l V6 engine and six-speed automatic transmission. The GS350 is available in both rear-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive. The GS 450h is a gasoline/electric hybrid powertrain based on a 3.5l V6 engine. The hybrid system raises the total system power to 338-bhp while improving fuel-economy to 29/34 (city/highway). A restrained interior is finished in wood and leather and offers a competitive list of features considered mandatory on today's luxury cars.

What Changed:

The Lexus GS is all-new for the 2013 model year. The new styling loses its smooth curves in favor of a more chiseled and angular appearance. The new model is almost identical in length, but slightly wider. Two models are offered: the GS 350 and the GS 450h. Both are powered by a 3.5l V6 engine. The GS 350 is offered in both RWD and AWD. The hybrid GS 450h is only available in RWD.

Model/Trim/Package Engine Original MSRP
GS 350 3.5l V6 (306-bhp) A6 RWD $46,900
GS 350 3.5l V6 (306-bhp) A6 AWD $49,450
GS 450h 3.5l V6 HEV (338-bhp) CVT RWD $58,950