We were pleasantly surprised by this car. In relation to his predecessor, he changed for the better in all respects.
There is still a little shaking in the transmission during braking and acceleration, but not as much as it was in the old GS. The new GS has a much more smooth transmission. He also feels much less to the work of the Start-Stop system, as it was on the old hybrid transmissions Lexus. I think this is a big step forward.
In general, the new GS is a huge improvement. However, the price of $ 68,000 of the tested car is very high and if you take such a car, you just need to buy CASCO in addition to it. And the base price is almost $ 60,000 not much better. After all, this is only a couple of thousand dollars less than the Mercedes-Benz E350 Bluetec diesel sedan costs, which are more acceptable in terms of price-quality ratio.
A power of 338 horsepower is actually felt a little sluggish. New regenerative brakes are slightly heavy, although their answer is very informative and they work really well. The suspension behaves for a rather large time as a sports type, and the management is very light, even at high speeds.
The car’s interior is very pleasant. Bamboo finish and very comfortable, but at that time hard seats. Noise insulation is also not at height, I did not expect this from Lexus for such a price, but in the truth is to say – the engine and gearbox are practically unsuccessful, especially if you go on an electric motor. Although the appearance is very, very beautiful. In the front headlights there are three large gas lenses that look just wonderful and give a car aggressiveness. The grille of the radiator is angular and a little strange, but it looks great too.
Fuel consumption in a mixed cycle is only 6.5 liters per 100 km, which is a very good indicator for a two -ton monster. But all the same, as already said above, for significantly less money, you can get diesel Mercedes-Benz E-Class, which at the moment still has more advantages.
2013 Lexus GS 450h.
Basic price: 59.825 $.
Transmission: 3.5-liter hybrid V6; RWD, variator.
Exit: 286 horsepower at 6,000.
Own weight: 1928 kg.
Fuel consumption: 6.5 liters per 100 km in a mixed cycle.
Options: Lux package includes heated rear seats, 18 inch cast drives painted with silver paint with all-season tires, front LED lights with an adaptive lighting system, leather steering wheel, leather interior decoration, automatic three-zone climate control, electroregulation of the front seats in 18 positions , adjustment of lateral support in 4 positions ($ 5.645).