The 2013 Lexus GS 350 has received that 2012 Top Safety Pick Award by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The new GS received a rating of good in front, side, rollover, and rear tests and comes with standard electronic stability control.
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When taking into consideration Restraints/dummy kinematics – dummy movement was well controlled. During rebound, the dummy’s head hit the roof rail. Measuring injury, the IIHS said that the dummy indicated a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of high severity.
Refresher: Power for the 2013 Lexus GS 350 comes from a 3.5 liter V6 engine making 306-hp at 6,400 rpm and a maximum torque of 277 lb-ft at 4,800 rpm. The engine is mated to a 6-speed sequential-shift transmission allowing it to go from 0 to 60 mph in 5.7 seconds with a top speed of 142 mph. 30 to 50 mph takes just 3 seconds. The Lexus GS also comes with the Lexus Drive Mode selector allowing for four driving modes including ECO, Normal, Sport S and available Sport S+. Prices start at $46,900.
- By: Omar Rana