2007 Lexus GS Review
This review was written when the 2007 Lexus GS was new.
The GS features a refined, luxurious interior and a smooth, confident ride, though some taller passengers may find the cabin a bit tight. If you're in the market for a large luxury car, you should also consider the BMW 5-Series, Infiniti M and Mercedes Benz E-Class.
The 2007 Lexus GS offers a lush cabin, smooth ride, strong acceleration capabilities and competitive overall value within the luxury sedan class. The GS won the IntelliChoice "Best Overall Value of the Year" award for its class in 2007.
The GS underwent a major redesign for 2006. It received additional restyling for 2007, as well as a new, 25% more powerful engine and new name for the base model: the GS 350. Compared to its predecessor, the GS 300, Forbes says the GS 350's "more muscle to go with an all-new set of clothes" turns this base model into more of a sport sedan, less of a pure luxury-mobile. According to Popular Mechanics, Lexus has now "unleashed a seriously sexy and fun-to-drive luxury sedan."
While Road and Track calls the Lexus GS interior "first-class" with "all the luxury features you would expect," Kelley Blue Book finds the pricing steep for "a luxury-sport sedan that doesn't wear a European nametag or offer a traditional manual transmission." Nonetheless, IntelliChoice gave the GS 350 RWD a value rating of "excellent" for its predicted five-year cost of ownership compared to other vehicles in its class. Additionally, IntelliChoice awarded the 2007 GS a "SmartChoice" award for Fuel Costs, Repair Costs and Retained Value.
The Lexus GS is available in two main trims: the base GS 350 and the GS 430. The GS 350 comes standard with rear-wheel drive (RWD) but is available as an all-wheel drive (AWD) model. The GS 430 is only available as a RWD.