New 2022 Lexus GS Awd Release Date, Changes, Price – The 2022 Lexus GS has been in production for a while. Its first U.S. sales were made in 1993. The Lexus GS was designed to compete with BMW’s 5 Series. It is divided between the Lexus IS sedan and the L.S. premium sedan. The sedan’s front-engine rear-drive is now in its fourth generation. It looks better and is sportier than ever. How does it compare?
Recently, I spent a week getting acquainted with a Nebula Gray GS 350F Sport around my hometown of Central Florida. The G.S. was put through its paces on a short road trip that provided a more comprehensive range of roads and conditions. This is not a boy-racer track car. But it isn’t a party boat.
2022 Lexus GS Redesign
The 2022 Lexus GS comes with the F Sport package and looks like an aggressive sports sedan. However, this Lexus GS looks like a grown-up who has a wild side. Large wheels and chrome accents give it a spindle grille. The Darth Vader grille theme continues rearward with the rocker panels and the lower fascia surrounding the chrome-tipped exhaust pipes.
The design is functional and well-designed. The vast lower fascia houses ductwork to cool the vented 14-inch rotors hidden behind the 19-inch alloy wheels. Bi-xenon headlights with LED daytime running lamps are easily recognizable at night. They also light up the path when the sunsets. The cabin is airy thanks to its large moonroof and tall side windows. The windshield is tall and slanted to provide plenty of visibility. Also, the A-pillars are not distracting from the experience.
The 2022 Lexus GS features typical Lexus features. The seats and the gear shifter are covered in perforated leather. Traditional leather can be found on the dashboard, center console, and door panels. While the fit and finish are excellent, some of these plastics can feel a little too cheap. The cabin has a luxurious feel without being too extravagant. The cabin offers ample space for the front passengers. Drivers are provided with a 16-way power chair that can be adjusted in all standard ways, as well as a width adjustment for side bolsters.
As with the Lexus IS 350 F Sport, I had issues with the armrests on the doors. It was most noticeable after driving for several hours, but not as much on shorter trips. Rear passengers have plenty of space. The rear legroom is generous but not as spacious as a limousine. The foldable center armrest offers extra cup holders and a comfortable place to lean. Even for people over six fESt, headroom should not be an issue.
2022 Lexus GS Engine
The 2022 Lexus GS is powered by the 3.5-liter V-6 backed up by an 8-speed automatic transmission, just like its IS 350 sibling. The V-6 produces a respectable 306 horsepower, 277 pound-fESt torque, and sends power to the rear wheels as the auto gods intended. The V-6 can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 5.7 seconds, and it can reach a top speed exceeding 130 mph in more than 130 mph. Paddle shifters mounted on the steering wheel add to the enjoyment. The manual mode allows for flappy-paddle transmission fun. Variable drive mode selection knobs are available on the GS 350 F Sport. This will enable you to choose between Eco, Normal, and Sport settings.
Normal is best for daily driving. Shifts are smooth, and the throttle tip-in is managed well. Eco mode reduces the car’s fuel consumption by making it more comfortable. Sport mode is recommended for twisty roads. The string will tighten, the throttle is tighter, and the transmission remains in a lower gear. Sport+ increases the fun factor. The traction control can be turned off to allow the tail to move sideways around corners. The G.S. feels remarkably balanced.
2022 Lexus GGS Release Date And Price
My 2022 Lexus GGS in the way it is Sat. The base sticker price was $47,700 with no options. The total cost of the package includes the $700 Blind Spot Monitoring, $1,735 Navigation, $500 Park Assist, and $6,130 F Sport. There is also a $910 destination fES.