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By Cars.com Staff
October 17, 2008
Vehicle Overview Lexus' midsize GS 460 sport sedan adopts a V-8 engine, which comes from the brand's flagship LS 460; in the GS, it makes 342 horsepower. Competitors include the BMW 550i, Mercedes-Benz E550, Cadillac STS V-8 and Jaguar XF. Lexus used the BMW 5 Series sedan as a benchmark to develop the GS, which comes with rear-wheel drive. A V-6 goes into the related GS 350, which can have all-wheel drive. A gas-electric hybrid engine powers the GS 450h. Both models are covered separately in the Cars.com Research section.
New for 2009 The GS 460 receives no significant changes for 2009.
Exterior Lexus says the GS is more futuristic than its predecessor, touting its long hood and set-back cabin. Featuring uncluttered sheet metal, the GS 460 has a short rear deck and wide, tapered C-pillars that flow back toward the rear of the car.
190 inches long
71.7 inches wide
Standard rear sunshade
Interior Up to five people can fit comfortably in the GS 460's leather seats. Perforated leather comes in a choice of three colors.
10-way power front seats with heated and ventilated upholstery
Dashboard trimmed with bird's-eye maple
Power tilt/telescoping steering wheel
10-speaker sound system
Available navigation system with 7-inch screen; system includes Bluetooth, voice activation and a rearview camera
Available Mark Levinson surround-sound system with 14 speakers
12.7 cubic feet of trunk space
Under the Hood Lexus says the GS 460 sprints from zero to 60 mph in 5.4 seconds, which puts it 0.3 seconds ahead of both the GS 350 and GS 430. The torque-rich GS 450h is still the quickest of the bunch, at 5.2 seconds. The GS 460 gets an estimated 17/24 mpg city/highway.
4.6-liter V-8 making 342 hp and 339 pounds-feet of torque
Eight-speed automatic transmission
Adaptive Variable Suspension, with four driver-selectable modes, automatically selects appropriate damping for road conditions
Active Power Stabilizer system aims to reduce unwanted body roll
Variable gear-ratio steering changes the steering ratio for tighter or wider steering depending on the car's speed
Differential steering control includes up to 2 inches of active steering if the driver encounters a side wind
Safety An option group includes adaptive laser cruise control and a pre-collision system that helps determine if a crash is imminent and takes appropriate steps if it is. Other options include Intuitive Park Assist and adaptive headlights that swivel in accord with the front wheels. Standard safety equipment includes:
Driver and front-passenger knee airbags
Seat-mounted side-impact airbags
Side curtain airbags for both rows
Four-wheel-disc antilock brakes
Electronic stability system
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