2016 Lexus GS 350

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Lexus GS 350 highlights

Customer rating


  • Premium interior
  • Powerful engine
  • Great ride quality


  • Tech interface could be better
  • Predates Apple and Android integration
  • Lots of features are buried in packages

Mileage (EPA estimate)

19 city, 26 highway, 22 combined

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Luxury road trip sedan

Finding just the right addition to your garage can be challenging. Do you want comfort? Do you want sportiness? Lexus builds a host of great options that fit the bill, including the 2016 GS 350. It has a powerful standard engine, a 3.5L V6 that produces 311 horsepower (up from 306 hp in 2015). It also has a premium interior with all the standard features you would expect in a Lexus. If you'd like more upgrades, you can search our lots for a variety of luxury and sporty packages to ramp up your driving experience.

All Lexus GS 350 years

What is new for the 2016 Lexus GS 350?

  • The Crafted Line trim has been discontinued for 2016.
  • GS 350 trims have been upgraded with Blind Spot Monitor, Rear Seat Heaters, A/C Seat(s), and Navigation System as standard equipment this year.
  • The Base trim now comes with Front Seat Heaters and Rear Sunshade as standard equipment.

5 reasons to buy the 2016 Lexus GS 350

1. Lots of standard features 

Come across the base version of the 2016 Lexus GS 350, and you'll be pleasantly surprised by how well-equipped it is. On the inside, you'll find standard leather upholstery, eight-way power front seats, driver seat memory functions, a power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, matte wood trim, and ambient lighting. Exterior features include 18-inch wheels, LED headlights, heated auto-dimming side mirrors, and a sunroof.  

2. Great tech 

It's pretty well-equipped from a technology perspective as well. You'll find Bluetooth® phone and audio connectivity, an impressive 12.3-inch screen with navigation, a rearview camera, and a 12-speaker surround-sound audio system. If you want more, look for great standalone options like a head-up display and a premium 17-speaker Mark Levinson® sound system.  

3. Powerful V6 

With a standard 3.5L V6 engine that produces 311 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque, the 2016 GS 350 has all the passing power you'll need. It comes with standard rear-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic transmission. All-wheel-drive is optional, and gets a six-speed automatic.  

4. Ramp up the luxury 

Check out the optional Premium package if you want even more comfort and convenience. It includes adaptive headlights, an adaptive suspension, passenger seat memory functions, LED foglights, larger 19-inch wheels, upgraded leather upholstery, 14-way-adjustable front seats, glossy interior wood trim, rear-seat climate, and audio controls, manual rear door sunshades, and wood-trimmed steering wheel. 

5. Cool F Sport option 

The 2016 GS 350 can ramp up the sport in this luxury sedan. The F Sport package is an excellent option since it has everything in the Premium package and a host of performance upgrades. You'll get package-specific 19-inch wheels, sporty exterior styling and interior trim, a rear spoiler, a sport-tuned adaptive suspension, a variable-ratio steering system, upgraded brakes (RWD models), and 12-way-adjustable sport seats with four-way power lumbar. 

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings


RepairPal gave the Lexus GS 350 an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks Lexus GS 350 2nd out of 48 among Luxury Fullsize Cars.

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Lexus GS 350 features and specs

Base 2WD 4D Sedan

Standard Features

  • A/C Seat(s)
  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • CD Audio
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Leather Seats
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Navigation System
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Sunshade
  • Rear View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Sunroof(s)
  • Traction Control
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Head Up Display
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Mark Levinson Sound
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Rear Seat Heaters
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Rear Sunshade

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