|The 2017 Lexus GS200t.|
|2017 Lexus GS200t.|
Generally, the standard is a 2.0-liter four cylinder, turbocharged. And that is what the Lexus GS200t brings. 241 horsepower, 258 pounds per foot of torque. With an eight-speed automatic transmission, the combination is good for 0-60 times in the mid-6-second range, which keeps it competitive with other sport/luxury sedans also using 2-liter turbos. Fuel economy improves to an EPA-estimated 22 city/32 highway.
|2017 Lexus GS200t interior.|
As usual with Lexus, there were extra-cost options on our test vehicle:
- 18-inch alloy wheels with summer tires ($905).
- An even more premium Mark Levinnson 835-watt, 17-speaker surround sound audio system ($1,380).
- Navigation with a 12-inch screen, voice command, the Lexus Enform app suite and a single-disc CD player ($1,730).
- Intuitive park assist ($500).
But...look closely at the window sticker and you'll see a line marked "Navigation Package: Complimentary Credit". It automatically subtracts $1,730, making the navigation, big screen voice command, Enform suite and CD player free.
Because of that, it is only the $975 delivery, processing and handling fee that pushes the as-tested price over the $50,000 mark---and only just barely, at $50,070.
This is the fifth year for this generation of GS. There's speculation as to what Lexus might replace it with, and when. The GS200t puts the one we have now in step with the times, preserving performance and luxury, while adding improved fuel economy and a lower price.