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MSRP: $47,700 - $49,950
Invoice: $44,361 - $46,456
MPG: 19 City / 29 Hwy
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Lexus GS Interior

Most reviewers say the 2014 Lexus GS 350’s interior features a tasteful design, high-quality materials and comfortable, spacious seating. A few reviewers complain that the infotainment system is difficult to use.

  • "The GS model's interior is a huge leap forward for the Lexus brand. Lexus has veered toward merely Toyota-plus quality in recent years, but the GS is unmistakably upscale, from the supple dashboard materials with contrast stitching to the exquisite perforated leather trim in fancier models." -- AutoTrader
  • "In Lexus tradition, the GS 350 features a finely crafted interior marked by soft leather, deft stitching and rich wood and aluminum trim." -- Edmunds
  • "Inside, the GS 350 takes cues from both the LFA supercar and CT 200h five-door hybrid with an elegant five-passenger cabin highlighted by an enormous (optional) 12.3-inch split screen navigation display." -- Left Lane News
  • “Wood and leather abound, the seats appear nicely bolstered and the cabin is several steps above the outgoing model.” -- Autoblog (2013)

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Seating

The 2014 Lexus GS 350 seats five and comes standard with leather upholstery and 10-way power-adjustable front seats. Available features include heated and ventilated front seats, heated rear seats and 18-way, power-adjustable front seats. Reviewers agree that the standard front seats in the GS 350 are comfortable and have enough leg- and headroom for tall people. The rear seats also earn praise for being supportive and offering plenty of legroom.

  • "As befits this caliber of luxury sport sedan, the firm front seats cradle and cosset in equal measure, limited only by the degree of power adjustments you choose." -- Edmunds
  • "The back seat is another win for Lexus. With ample legroom, excellent support all around and a sleek, business-class feel, the rear quarters make the GS as satisfying to ride in as it is to drive." -- AutoTrader
  • "Six-footers have ample legroom and, at worst adequate, headroom. The seats are very comfortable, and the standard power tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel helps fine tune the driving position." -- Consumer Guide (2013)

Interior Features

The 2014 Lexus GS 350 comes standard with a backup camera, a USB port, Bluetooth phone and audio streaming, a 12-speaker surround sound audio system and an infotainment system with an 8-inch display and Lexus’ Remote Touch, which is a mouse-like controller to access audio and navigation settings. Available features include a navigation system with a 12.3-inch display, a Mark Levinson 17-speaker premium surround sound audio system, blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert and lane keep assist.

Some reviewers think the Remote Touch interface is straightforward once you get used to it, but others say that it is too hard to make on-screen selections while driving. Additionally, some test drivers wish that the GS 350 had redundant buttons to access audio and navigation settings.

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  • "It makes sense conceptually, but cursor control with the Remote Touch controller is wobbly and imprecise, and making audio or navigation selections is even harder when you're on the move." -- Edmunds
  • "There are a few physical buttons, for the climate control and for some audio functions, with knobs for volume and tuning, but we'd still like to see more functions outside of the screen, such as navigation zooming and audio presets." -- Automobile Magazine (2013)
  • "All models tested had the available navigation system. It and most audio functions are governed by a computer mouse-like controller mounted on the console. It is fairly intuitive to use, but like other systems that control so many functions, acclimation is required." -- Consumer Guide (2013)
  • "Lexus expects nearly all models to be sold with the optional 12.3-inch center LCD screen. It's a stunning system that switches between the full-screen menu and a split-screen with 8 inches of navigation and 4.3 inches of system information." -- Cars.com (2013)

Cargo

The 2014 Lexus GS 350 has 14.3 cubic feet of trunk space, which is a bit small for the class. Still, reviewers say that the GS 350’s trunk is able to hold up to four golf bags, and they are generally pleased with its size. They add that cabin storage is good thanks to a fairly large glove box, door pockets and center console. A power trunk lid is optional.

  • "Interior small-item storage is good, with a reasonably sized (albeit a bit shallow) center console, glovebox, and door pockets." -- Consumer Guide (2013)
  • "The beneficiary, at least as far as space is concerned, is the golfer in the family - packing 25-percent more trunk space, the new boot will hold four golf bags instead of two." -- Autoblog (2013)
Review Last Updated: 5/14/14

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