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2020 Lexus GS F review

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Lexus GS F highlights

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Pros

  • Powerful V8
  • Exceptionally comfortable seats
  • Satisfying to drive

Cons

  • Frustrating infotainment system
  • Less power than the competition
  • Aging interior

Mileage (EPA estimate)

16 city, 24 highway, 19 combined

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The 2020 Lexus GS F is a high-performance V8-powered luxury sport sedan

Lexus has a reputation for building big cruisers with luxurious cabins designed to carry their passengers in the utmost comfort, so a performance-oriented Lexus seems like a misnomer. The Lexus GS already had the makings of a sport sedan, but the GS F turns up the heat with a big V8 engine under the hood, retuned steering, sport suspension, and styling that showcases this model's higher level of performance. The GS F was introduced in 2016, and 2020 was its last year of production. While the standard Lexus GS was offered with various configurations, the GS F comes as a single trim level. Its primary differentiator is the 5.0-liter V8 engine under the hood, pumping out 467 horsepower and 389 lb-ft of torque to the rear wheels. While the GS F is powerful, it's not as quick as some of its rivals from BMW and Mercedes-Benz, which feature turbocharged powerplants, and its interior is a bit dated compared to its competitors.

All Lexus GS F years

What is new for the 2020 Lexus GS F?

  • The 10th Anniversary trim has been discontinued for 2020.
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid features are now available as options on select trims.

2020 Lexus GS F trims

Curious how Lexus GS F trims differ? Use our side-by-side vehicle comparison to see the differences and similarities

Base:

  • 467-hp, 389-lb-ft of torque 5.0L
  • Cruise Control
  • Adjustable Suspension
  • Rear Sunshade
  • Parking Sensors
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Sunroofs
  • Memory Seats
  • A/C Seats
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5 reasons to buy the 2020 Lexus GS F

What We Like

Interior: The 2020 Lexus GS F may be showing its age with its preponderance of analog controls, but they are straightforward and easy to use. The front seats are trimmed in leather with good bolstering for excellent support and comfort. Quality materials throughout the cabin—including inlaid carbon fiber on the dashboard—give the GS F a premium vibe.

Performance: It may not be as quick as some of its competition, but the GS F delivers excellent performance with sharp steering, adjustable torque-vectoring rear differential, and a big V8 engine that delivers smooth, strong power and a fantastic soundtrack from the quad exhaust outlets. The adjustable Sport suspension allows for nimble performance and still provides a smooth ride.

Storage: The Lexus GS F can easily handle a few suitcases or groceries in its trunk, providing 14.1 cubic feet of space. While the rear seats don't fold down, there is a ski pass-through to accommodate longer items. The cabin also features several small storage areas with large door pockets, a center console bin with a removable tray, and an additional fold-down console with a lid for rear passengers.

What Needs Improvement

Technology: While the large display screen for the Lexus infotainment system is clear and easy to read, the interface is frustrating. Rather than using a touchscreen, the Lexus features a mouse-like controller in the center console, which is challenging to use even when parked. The Lexus does not offer Apple CarPlay® or Android Auto integration.

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Lexus GS F features and specs

Base 2WD 4D Sedan

Standard Features

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

Drive Wheels

Rear Wheel Drive (2WD)

Engine size

5.0L

Horsepower

467

Torque (ft-lbs)

389

Engine type

Gas

Fuel capacity

17.4

Wheelbase

112.2"

Overall length

193.5"

Width

72.6"

Height

56.7"

Leg room

F 40.6"/R 32.8"

Head room

F 38.9"/R 37.8"

Front tires

P255/35YR19

Rear tires

P275/35YR19

Seating capacity

5

Transmission

Automatic

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