Best Bet
(4.6) 43 reviews
MSRP: $21,029$33,941
Body Style: Sedan
Combined MPG: 21-23
Engine: 306-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 (premium)
Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
Transmission: 6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
2013 Lexus GS 350

Our Take on the 2013 Lexus GS 350

Our Take

Lexus redesigned its midlevel GS sedan for 2013, adopting the corporate grille that's made its way across the CT 200h hatchback and refreshed LX SUV. The brand says V-8 engines are a dying choice among midsize luxury cars, so it dropped the option for this generation. That leaves the hybrid... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • No available V-8
  • No folding rear seats
  • Transmission smoothness (GS 450h)
  • Disappointing Mark Levinson stereo

Notable Features

  • Redesigned for 2013
  • Gasoline or hybrid gas-electric V-6
  • RWD or AWD
  • Available 12.3-inch dashboard screen

2 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.


It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.