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The Lexus GS is smooth and responsive, a nice luxury sedan for commuting. It’s easy to drive and delivers strong performance. Luxurious appointments, convenience and comfortable seats make for relaxing travel. The Lexus GS does everything you ask, and yet it always feels effortless. The 2010 GS offers a choice of powertrains.
The Lexus GS 350 features a 303-hp, 3.5-liter V6 and six-speed automatic with manual shift gate. All-wheel drive is available. We found the GS 350 thoroughly enjoyable to drive. The V6 is quite responsive, propelling the GS 350 from 0 to 60 mph in an impressive 5.7 seconds and it gets an EPA-estimated 19/26 mpg.
The Lexus GS 450h combines a hybrid 3.5-liter V6 with two electric motors for improved power and fuel economy. The GS 450h hybrid is actually the quickest of the GS sedans, getting from 0 to 60 mph in 5.2 seconds. Fuel economy for the GS 450h is rated 22/25 mpg City/Highway on the government’s EPA cycle. For 2010, GS 450h sports a more distinctive look, with a new grille, clear taillight lenses, and 18-inch wheels.
The Lexus GS 460 features a 4.6-liter V8 makes 342 horsepower and comes with an eight-speed automatic. For added performance, the eight-speed transmission includes a Sport mode that enables you to manually make sequential shifts with the console-mounted gear lever. The GS 460 is the fastest of the models, with a top speed of 149 mph and 0-60 in 5.4 seconds.
The GS 350 AWD features all-wheel drive with a fast-acting, clutch-type center differential that sends 70 percent of the power to the rear wheels under normal circumstances to help foster the sportier dynamics of a rear-wheel-drive car. When wheel sensors detect slippery road conditions, as much as 50 percent of engine power is diverted to the front wheels to increase the car’s overall traction on the road.
For 2010, the standard sound system has been upgraded with iPod and USB connectivity, streaming audio via Bluetooth, and an integrated XM satellite radio receiver. The navigation option is now a hard disc drive (HDD) system that retains Voice Command casual-language voice recognition and Bluetooth connectivity, but adds Bluetooth phonebook download capability as well. The new navigation system also comes with integrated XM NavTraffic/Weather capability and includes a complimentary 90-day trial subscription.
For added safety, all 2010 Lexus GS models come with active head restraints. The 2010 Lexus GS also leads with two new telematic products. Models without navigation come standard with Safety Connect, which provides Automatic Collision Notification, Stolen Vehicle Location, Emergency Assistance Button (SOS), and Enhanced Roadside Assistance (which adds GPS data to the already included warranty-based Lexus roadside service).
HDD navigation comes with Lexus Enform, which includes all Safety Connect functions plus Destination Assist and eDestination. Destination Assist agents are available via the on-board cellular equipment and can help drivers find a specific address, a business by name, a type of business (e.g., gas station, movie theater, etc.), and even Zagat-rated restaurants; and then send the coordinates to the navigation system for routing. With eDestination, drivers can go online via LexusDrivers.com to save and sort destinations in up to 20 folders, each holding as many as 10 destinations. Both products are available with a complimentary one-year trial subscription.