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2011 Lexus GS350 Sedan

2011 Lexus GS350 Review

(3 Stars)  Not a BMW-beater

Reviewed by Automobile Magazine on

Overview
The GS series is the midsize in the Lexus model lineup. It was given a complete overhaul in 2006 and a much smaller update occurred in 2010. This was mostly an Audio/Video affair, which featured more connectivity for the radio system and a voice command for the navigation system. The GS line will carry over into 2011 with no notable changes. The GS series competes head to head with the likes of the Acura RL and the mid level vehicles from all the major German marquees.

Lexus offers the GS in three flavors. The GS350, a 303 hp 3.5 liter v-6 driving either two or four wheels through a 6 speed transmission. The GS460, which loses the All Wheel Drive option, ups the ante with a 4.6 liter V-8 making 342 hp and routing that extra power through a slick 8 speed automatic transmission. The final option is the 450H, which is the hybrid option. It uses the v-6 from the GS350 mated to nearly 40 hp of electric power. The hybrid eschews standard transmission choices for a continuously variable model.

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2011 GS350 Base Sedan Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 3.5L V six-cylinder DOHC with variable valve timing
Premium unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: EPA (08):, 19 MPG city, 26 MPG highway, 22 MPG combined and 413 mi. range
Gasoline direct fuel injection
18.8gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 303 hp @ 6,200 rpm; 274 ft lb of torque @ 3,600 rpm

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'11 Lexus Sedan Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
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Four Wheel ABS
  Climate Control  
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Front Air Conditioning
  Convenience  
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Auto On Headlights
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Compass
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Cruise Control
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Keyless Entry
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Power Locks
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Power Outlet(s)
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Power Trunk/Liftgate
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Power Trunk Pulldown
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Power Windows
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Steering Wheel Memory
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Steering Wheel Scope
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Steering Wheel Tilt
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Vehicle Information Center
  Exterior  
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Moonroof
  Interior  
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Cup Holders
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Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
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Premium Interior Trim
  Safety  
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Auto Day/Night Mirror
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Auto Dimming Mirrors
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Auto Tilt Down Mirrors
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Brake Assist
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Daytime Running Lights
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Driver Air Bag
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Engine Immobilizer
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Front Fog Lights
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Head/Curtain Airbag
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Heated Outside Mirrors
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HID Headlights
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Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
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Knee Air Bag
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Memory Mirrors
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Passenger Air Bag
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Rear Airbag
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Rear Curtain Airbag
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Rear Side Airbag
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Side Air Bag(s)
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Stability Control
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Theft Deterrent System
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Traction Control
  Seats  
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Dual Power Seats
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Heated Front Seats
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Leather Seats
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Memory Seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc Changer
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
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Compact Disc Player
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iPod Connector
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Satellite Radio
  Technology  
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Blue Tooth Compatible
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GPS/Satellite Communication
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Homelink Universal Transmitter
  Tires and Wheels  
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Alloy Wheels
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