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2014 Lexus GS 450h

$25,652 — $26,212 USED
Sedan
5 Seats
31 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?
(5.0) 1 reviews

The Good

  • Ride and handling
  • Seat comfort
  • Braking feel, gas mileage for GS 450h
  • Interior quality

The Bad

  • No available V-8
  • No folding rear seats
  • Transmission smoothness (GS 450h)
  • Disappointing Mark Levinson stereo
2014 Lexus GS 450h exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2014 Lexus GS 450h
  • New eight-speed automatic transmission (RWD)
  • Newly available Apple Siri Eyes Free mode
  • Gasoline or hybrid gas-electric V-6
  • Available all-wheel drive
  • Available 12.3-inch dashboard screen

Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

Vehicle Overview

Lexus redesigned its midlevel GS sedan last year, adopting the corporate grille that's made its way across the CT 200h hatchback and LX SUV. The GS 350 is powered by a 3.5-liter V-6 engine, and the hybrid GS 450h gets a V-6 hybrid system. Rear-wheel drive is standard, with all-wheel drive available on the GS 350. Competitors include the BMW 5 Series, Mercedes-Benz E-Class and Cadillac CTS.

New for 2014
LED headlights are now available as are LED fog lights. A full-color readout is included with the available head-up display, and rear-wheel-drive GS 350 models get a new eight-speed automatic transmission. The all-wheel-drive GS 350 continues with a six-speed automatic. Other new features include rear cross-traffic alert and power-folding side mirrors for the blind spot warning system, and an available power trunk-lid opener. The GS 450h's available Pre-Collision System now incorporates all-speed dynamic cruise control.

The GS now offers Siri Eyes Free mode for the iPhone 4S and 5, which enables various voice commands through Siri including placing a call, playing music from iTunes, listening to and composing text messages and emails, getting directions, performing a search, listening to notifications and calendar info, and adding reminders and appointments.

Exterior Highlights

  • Spindle grille
  • 17-inch alloy wheels; available 18- or 19-inch wheels
  • High-intensity-discharge headlights with LED daytime running lights
  • LED taillights
  • Dual exhaust tips
  • Power m...
Vehicle Overview

Lexus redesigned its midlevel GS sedan last year, adopting the corporate grille that's made its way across the CT 200h hatchback and LX SUV. The GS 350 is powered by a 3.5-liter V-6 engine, and the hybrid GS 450h gets a V-6 hybrid system. Rear-wheel drive is standard, with all-wheel drive available on the GS 350. Competitors include the BMW 5 Series, Mercedes-Benz E-Class and Cadillac CTS.

New for 2014
LED headlights are now available as are LED fog lights. A full-color readout is included with the available head-up display, and rear-wheel-drive GS 350 models get a new eight-speed automatic transmission. The all-wheel-drive GS 350 continues with a six-speed automatic. Other new features include rear cross-traffic alert and power-folding side mirrors for the blind spot warning system, and an available power trunk-lid opener. The GS 450h's available Pre-Collision System now incorporates all-speed dynamic cruise control.

The GS now offers Siri Eyes Free mode for the iPhone 4S and 5, which enables various voice commands through Siri including placing a call, playing music from iTunes, listening to and composing text messages and emails, getting directions, performing a search, listening to notifications and calendar info, and adding reminders and appointments.

Exterior Highlights

  • Spindle grille
  • 17-inch alloy wheels; available 18- or 19-inch wheels
  • High-intensity-discharge headlights with LED daytime running lights
  • LED taillights
  • Dual exhaust tips
  • Power moonroof
  • Available adaptive headlights
  • Available rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Unique mesh grille, sport front bumper (F Sport)
  • Available rear lip spoiler (F Sport)

Interior Highlights

  • Seats five
  • Leather upholstery
  • Heated bamboo and leather steering wheel (GS 450h)
  • Power front seats
  • 8-inch dashboard screen; 12.3-inch screen available
  • Power tilt/telescoping steering wheel
  • Push-button start
  • Surround-sound stereo with MP3 jack, iPod connectivity and Bluetooth streaming audio
  • Available heated and ventilated front seats
  • Available heated rear seats
  • Available head-up display
  • Available navigation system
  • Available Mark Levinson premium stereo
  • Available backseat climate, audio controls
  • Available rear side window sunshades
  • Available power rear sunshade

Under the Hood

  • 306-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 engine (GS 350)
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission (RWD) or six-speed automatic (AWD)
  • Hybrid system features 3.5-liter V-6, electric motors and a high-voltage battery pack; 338 hp total (GS 450h)
  • Hybrid is rear-drive only and has a continuously variable automatic transmission
  • Both models use premium gas
  • Available adaptive suspension; special tuning for F Sport
  • Lexus Drive Mode Selector adapts drivetrain and in-car settings to: Eco, Normal, Sport S and Sport S+ (with adaptive suspension)
  • Larger front brakes with high-friction pads (F Sport)

Safety Features

  • 10 airbags
  • Antilock brakes
  • Electronic stability system
  • Seat-belt pretensioners on all four outboard seats
  • Backup camera
  • Available blind spot warning system with rear cross-traffic alert
  • Available lane departure warning and mitigation
  • Available Pre-Collision System


Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

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Exterior Styling
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Interior Design
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Comfort
(5.0)
Reliability
(5.0)
Value For The Money
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(5.0)

Outstanding car

by Sports Sedan enthusiast from Colorado on October 16, 2014

Car handles beautifully - better than my old BMW 3 series. Dynamic suspension allows car to closely track sharp turns. The low-end torque provided by the 200hp electric motor provides a welcome kick ... Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2014 Lexus GS 450h currently has 0 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2014 Lexus GS 450h Base

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
good
Overall Rear
good
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
good

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Other

Roof Strength
good

Side

Driver Head Protection
marginal
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
good
Driver Torso
good
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
good
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Lexus

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    72 months / 70,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    48 months / unlimited distance

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The GS 450h received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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