The 2013 Lexus GS350 is the fourth generation of the company’s mid-range sedan which will be the standard-bearer of Lexus’s new, more “passionate” approach to the premium-car market. The 2013 Lexus GS350 debuts a new design philosophy, though it appears that whoever penned the car spent more time studying the latter of those two disciplines. The refreshed car’s lower deck lid gives the 2013 Lexus GS350 a more athletic stance, but the overall package underwhelms.

2013 Lexus GS350 frontside angle view

The 2013 Lexus GS350 has its own personality but is as impressive any other car in its crowded and competent class. The company has not yet announced the 2013 Lexus GS350 pricing but we expect the 2013 Lexus GS 350 price to start in the $48,000-to-$50,000 range. The 2013 Lexus GS350 now wears a sharp and scowling face, but there’s little about the rest of the GS’s styling that’s shocking or screams for attention.

2013 Lexus GS350 rearside angle view

The 2013 Lexus GS350 styling is considerably, and thankfully, more subtle than the frankly hideous LF-Gh concept car from this year’s New York Auto Show. The 2013 Lexus GS350 sits on a two-inch-wider track, giving it a more planted look. The 2013 Lexus GS350 is, as is the fashion, festooned with LEDs front and rear.

The 2013 Lexus GS350 one truly distinctive visual signature is a new front grille shape that Lexus calls “spindle” shaped; the 2013 Lexus GS 350 looks something like a large square grille that been cinched in about two-thirds of the way up either side. Inside the 2013 Lexus GS350, it becomes even clearer that Lexus has been studying the Bavarians. The 2013 Lexus GS350 instrument panel not only resembles the 5 Series, it feels like it when you’re behind the wheel; except its better.

2013 Lexus GS350 instrument panel

Certainly, Lexus has loaded up the 2013 Lexus GS350 with a whole bag of new tricks, but its core is largely carryover. When the 2013 Lexus GS350 goes on sale in February of 2012, it’ll be powered by a largely carry-over 3.5-liter V-6, which uses both port and direct injection. The 2013 Lexus GS350 engine makes 306 hp at 6400 rpm and 277 lb-ft of torque at 4800.

2013 Lexus GS350 engine design

The 2013 Lexus GS350 uses the same six-speed, sequential-shift automatic, but with paddle shifters in addition to a standard shift lever. 2013 Lexus GS350 will be available in rear or all-wheel-drive versions. The base, Premium and Luxury trims are more similar than they are different, with the Luxury package getting the adaptive part of the 2013 Lexus GS350 F Sport trick suspension, but not the rest.

2013 Lexus GS 350 Test Drive & Luxury Car Review

Competitors 2013 Lexus GS350

Though engineers have massaged another three horsepower from the 2013 Lexus GS350 3.5-liter, 306-horsepower V6, it’s the same basic engine found in the last-generation car. 2013 Lexus GS350 is still a good match, offering up an instantaneous response with a throaty snarl.

2013 Lexus GS350 speed gauge design

Some of the 2013 Lexus GS 350 reviews found it comfortably mild-mannered in traffic, but when they hustled the 2013 Lexus GS350; the V6 was more than up for the job; unfortunately, the six-speed automatic transmission is also a mildly refreshed carryover from the previous model and didn’t age as well.

2013 Lexus GS350 gear shift design

Drivers who want to push the 2013 Lexus GS350 limits will note that it could benefit from the extra gear or two found in many of the 2013 Lexus GS 350 competitors. Some of the 2013 Lexus GS350 main competitors include the luxurious but conservative Mercedes-Benz E-Class and the elegant and technology-laden Audi A6 while the latest BMW 5-Series is still a strong choice and offers a class-exclusive manual transmission.

 

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