TESTED: 2013 Lexus GS 350 F Sport


2013 Lexus GS 350 F Sport review, leather interior



2013 Lexus GS 350 F Sport review, center console
The steering wheel has a nice, thick leather wrap, and the leather even continues to the dashboard. The center console is very user friendly and the palm support for working the joystick is very natural.



2013 Lexus GS 350 F Sport review, interior, rear seats


The backseat will be a little cramped for anyone short of children or skinny people, but if the driver is considerate, rear passengers can be transported in comfort. One thing we noticed that stood out: beware of the interior lamps! I think I may have permanent retinal damage due to the sudden brightness when switched on at night. Truly amazing! And the vanity mirror lighting is the same way. No one will complain about lack of wattage in these areas.


2013 Lexus GS 350 F Sport review, dash, gauges
The dash instrumentation is very clean and simple. Temp, fuel, tach and speedo with a small info screen in the middle keep things very simple where needed.



2013 Lexus GS 350 F Sport review, center display


The large 12.3” central multi-media split screen display can be configured very easily by way of the console joystick. Lexus has also included a new App Suite that will pair with compatible Bluetooth mobile devices to further expand the possibilities of connecting car and driver. All of this is very easy and intuitive to configure. Though to nitpick one item, the tune knob seemed to be further out of reach than we would have preferred. Radio presets can be cycled through with your thumb on the wheel, but tuning up and down satellite stations means sitting forward and reaching for the knob. Not very comfortable when you're sporting your cruising gangster lean and are interrupted by commercials.


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