|The 2015 Lexus GS 350 F SPORT.|
|2015 Lexus GS 350 F SPORT.|
I say "in theory" because press fleet vehicles are rarely optioned the same way twice and this year's test vehicle had only a $1,670 price saving over last year's. A one-touch power trunk, trunk mat and trunk net are the culprits, but all three are very nice things to have.
As noted last time around, the GS 350 is a very good sedan to begin with, with its 3.5 liter, 306 horsepower V6 mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission delivering strong acceleration and smooth cruising along with an EPA-estimated 19 miles per gallon in the city and 29 on the highway.
What the F SPORT package brings to the equation is rain-sensing wipers, heated and ventilated front seats and a power rear sunshade, 19-inch split five-spoke alloy wheels with dark graphite finish, summer tires, F SPORT adaptive variable suspension, variable gear ratio steering, Sport S+ drive mode, 14-inch two-piece front brake rotors with four-piston calipers, a 16-way F SPORT driver's seat with power side bolsters, striated aluminum interior trim, a black headliner, and an F SPORT front bumper, upper and lower grille inserts, rear valance and rear lip spoiler. In short, nothing that makes the car faster, but a lot that makes it handle and stop better and some appearance items that tie it all together.
|2015 Lexus GS 350 F SPORT interior.|