2009 Lexus GS 460 Review

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Lexus GS460

2009 Lexus GS 460

2009 GS 460 Review

Luxury and effortless

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T he GS is meant to be dynamic, yet free of It is meant to combine precision lavish, luxurious appointments. It is to deliver a high standard of performance, yet be intuitive to drive.

examples of automotive technology are as standard equipment, yet the driver is aware of them. The Lexus GS everything you ask, and yet it always effortless.

Three models are The GS 350 features a 303-hp, 3.5-liter V6 and automatic with manual gate. All-wheel drive is We found the GS 350 thoroughly enjoyable to

The V6 is quite responsive, propelling the GS 350 0 to 60 mph in an impressive 5.7 seconds and gets an 19/26 mpg.

There#39;s also a hybrid: The GS combines the 3.5-liter V6 with two motors for improved power and economy. The GS 450h hybrid is the quickest of the GS sedans, getting 0 to 60 mph in 5.2 seconds. Fuel economy for the GS is rated 22/25 mpg City/Highway on the EPA cycle.

The 4.6-liter V8 makes 342 and comes with an eight-speed transmission. For added performance, the transmission includes a Sport that enables you to manually sequential shifts with the gear lever. The GS 460 is the fastest of the with a top speed of 149 mph and 0-60 in 5.4

The all-wheel-drive GS 350 AWD features a fast-acting, center differential that 70 percent of the power to the rear under normal circumstances to foster the dynamics of a rear-wheel-drive When wheel sensors slippery road conditions, as as 50 percent of engine power is to the front wheels to increase the overall traction on the road.

The third-generation Lexus GS came to for 2006, a showcase of Toyota#39;s advanced technology. It arrived more computing power some third-world countries and a of luxury usually enjoyed in the best zip codes. Refinements for 2007; and then a much-improved V8 arrived for 2008.

2008 benefited from a new front and chrome grille surround, new turn signals, a revised panel, and other appearance inside and out. There are no changes for 2009.


The 2009 Lexus GS sedan is in four models. The GS 350 ($44,850) a 303-hp 3.5-liter V6. The GS 350 AWD ($46,800) all-wheel drive to the package.

GS 350 models have a six-speed transmission with a manual

Lexus GS460

The GS 460 ($53,320) has a 342-hp V8 and an eight-speed transmission. The GS 450h ($56,400) a hybrid powertrain that the 3.5-liter V6 with two electric

It has a continuously variable automatic with six preset gear for the manual shiftgate.

Standard on the GS 350 includes thick, regency-style upholstery and color-coordinated wood (golden or gray bird#39;s-eye or red walnut); dual-zone automatic control; interior air filter; tilt/telescoping wood and leather-wrapped wheel with audio cruise control; heated power-adjustable front seats; for the driver#39;s seat, mirrors and wheel; trunk pass-through; auto-dimming power exterior with tilt-down back-up power windows; power SmartAccess keyless access and sunroof; remote engine 10-speaker AM/FM/cassette stereo six-disc CD changer; auxiliary input jack; vehicle system with a seven-inch screen; Bluetooth wireless phone link; auto-dimming mirror; universal garage opener; power trunk automatic HID headlights; theft-deterrent fog lights. The GS 350 comes with summer tires on alloy the GS 350 AWD has P225/50R17 all-season run-flat

The GS 460 adds heated and ventilated seats, adaptive headlights, an variable suspension with and normal modes, a faster variable) steering ratio, front brakes, and P245/40ZR18 tires.

The GS450h gets and rear park assist, camera, rain-sensing wipers, rear sunshade, and headlight It loses the trunk pass-through, but the V8 models P245/40ZR18 summer

Options include a navigation with voice recognition which includes a rear camera; front and rear assist ($500); Mark 330-watt audio system 7.1 surround sound, DVD Audio and integrated navigation and backup ($3,630); active vehicle system for 460 ($3,000) or 450h adaptive variable suspension pre-collision braking system radar-type cruise control Lexus Link road ($900); rain-sensing wipers headlight washers; power sunshade ($210); ventilated seats ($200); all-season tires; and a rear spoiler

Safety features that standard include dual air bags, front and rear airbags, driver and front knee airbags, curtain-type air bags both front and and a tire-pressure monitor. Front and park assist and a rearview are standard on the GS 450h and optional on the models.

Active safety that come standard anti-lock brakes with brake-force distribution and brake traction control, and electronic control (ESC). The GS 460 comes Vehicle Dynamics Integrated an ESC system that processes angle, yaw rate, deceleration, pressure and wheel speed, and uses the car#39;s entire of electronic controls for the engine, and steering controls to help the control the car in an emergency handling

In contrast to conventional ESC systems, react to a car#39;s loss of VDIM has been developed to a dangerous situation, and then by certain corrections, allow the to continue without even the system is at work. The available pre-collision system uses a sensor to detect the onset of a and will automatically optimize calibration for quick steering retract the front seatbelts, brake assist and even the car at 0.3 g if the driver fails to take action.

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