2016 Lexus GS F Video

Cars.com reviewer Kelsey Mays takes a closer look at Lexus' new performance sedan, from the GS F's aggressive front grille to its 467-horsepower V-8. Check out the video for more.

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By Jennifer Geiger | January 15, 2015 | Comments (0)

More 2016 Lexus GS F Details and Photos

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Lexus returns to the high-performance luxury sedan segment with the debut of the GS F, and it's given its latest performance model some significant styling changes along with more power under the hood to distinguish it from the standard GS.

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I really like the car's new headlight design. It's something you rarely see changed when a car makes the transition from the mainstream to a niche performance model, but the thin lights look slick and work well with the F line's signature hourglass grille. That grille somehow doesn't look as massive here as it does on Lexus' RC F coupe.

By Mike Hanley | January 14, 2015 | Comments (0)

How Two Powerful Sedans Stack Up In Detroit

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Automakers aren't being shy at this year's North American International Auto Show in Detroit. On Monday, high-performance machines like the Ford GT and Acura NSX were revealed. Today, a couple of high-performance sedans were rolled out for all to gawk over.

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Cadillac's all-new CTS-V and Lexus' first GS F may seem similar at a glance of their beefier wheels, bulging wheel arches and likely uncomfortably bolstered seats, but under the hood they're quite different. One of them is designed to be a beast with specs that are hard to match by any car on the road, while the other hopes to elevate itself to performance-enthusiast consideration.

We wonder how far apart they'll be when prices are announced, but here's how some of their other numbers stack up.

By David Thomas | January 13, 2015 | Comments (0)

2016 Lexus GS F: First Look

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Competes with: BMW M5, Cadillac CTS-V, Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG

Looks like: The GS got an IS F Sport nose, and then some

Drivetrain: 467-horsepower, 5.0-liter V-8 with eight-speed automatic transmission

Hits dealerships: Late this year

Lest you confuse the new 2016 Lexus GS F with the extant F Sport version of the GS sedan, the two look quite different — namely because Lexus went all Darth Vader on the F with a conjoined, mammoth version of its spindle grille that recalls the smaller, redesigned IS. It's the easiest way to differentiate the GS F from the GS F Sport, whose cosmetic differences and suspension/braking upgrades build on the GS 350 and hybrid GS 450h.

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Tearing around a racetrack would probably differentiate the cars, too. The GS F uses a naturally aspirated, high-revving V-8 that's good for 467 horsepower at a zingy-high 7,100 rpm – substantially more than the GS 350 (306 hp) or hybrid GS 450h (338 hp between the engine and electric motor), F Sport or no.

Lexus will show the 2016 GS F at next week's 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, and we expect it to go on sale sometime late this year.

By Kelsey Mays | January 6, 2015 | Comments (2)

Recall Alert: 2006-2011 Lexus LS, GS and IS

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Vehicles Affected: Nearly 423,000 luxury sedans, including model-year 2007-10 Lexus LS sedans manufactured between May 9, 2006, and July 20, 2010; model-year 2006-11 GS sedans manufactured between Jan. 6, 2005, and Sept. 10, 2010; and model-year 2006-11 IS sedans manufactured between Aug. 30, 2005, and Sept. 10, 2010

The Problem: Due to anticorrosion plating remnants, fuel may leak from where the fuel pressure sensor is attached to the fuel delivery pipe. In the presence of an ignition source, this increases the risk of a fire.

The Fix: Lexus manufacturer Toyota will begin notifying owners in December, and dealers will clean and reseal the fuel pressure sensor mounting area for free.

What Owners Should Do: Owners can call Toyota at 800-331-4331 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236, or go to www.safercar.gov, for more info.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Cars.com Service & Repair to find your local dealer.

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By Matt Schmitz | November 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

Recall Alert: 2013 Lexus GS 350

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Vehicles Affected: Approximately 10,462 model-year 2013 Lexus GS 350 sedans manufactured June 8 through Dec. 26, 2012

The Problem: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is reporting that the switch that senses the amount of pressure that the driver is applying to the brake pedal may fail. If this happens, the vehicle may brake without driver input or the illumination of the brake lights, increasing the risk of an accident. Toyota said it is not aware of any accidents or injuries caused by this condition.

The Fix: Dealers will replace the brake pedal support assembly for free.

What Owners Should Do: Toyota will notify owners later this month, but parts are not currently available. Owners will get a second notice when parts become available. Customers can call Toyota at 800-331-4331 or the NHTSA's vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236, or visit www.safercar.gov, for more information.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Cars.com Service & Repair to find your local dealer.

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By Jennifer Geiger | June 23, 2014 | Comments (0)

Cars.com's Top 10 Fun-to-Drive Fuel Sippers

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When I was 10, my dad set me and a go-kart loose in an abandoned parking lot, free to zip around the blacktop. At that age, you don't give a thought to how much gas costs; it's all about the fun. At this age, however, fuel economy is a big consideration when it comes to buying a car, but it doesn't have to trump the fun-to-drive factor.

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There are plenty of cars that offer both fun and fuel savings, from affordable subcompacts and gas-electric hybrids to pricier luxury cars and diesel-powered vehicles. To qualify for this list, a car has to have an EPA combined rating of 30 mpg, while bringing out the inner go-kart-loving kid in all of us:

By Jennifer Geiger | June 9, 2014 | Comments (9)

Most-Watched Videos of the Week

Cars.com reviewer Mike Hanley's critique of the 2014 Lexus GS 350 jumped three spots to No. 1 this week, finally knocking the popular Acura TLX Prototype — the last holdout from our 2014 Chicago Auto Show coverage — off our list of most-watched videos. The lone newcomer this week, the 2014 Dodge Durango SUV, checks in at No. 5, while a returning trio of MotorWeek videos featuring the 2014 versions of the Nissan Rogue, Land Rover Range Rover Sport and Porsche 911 Turbo S round out the middle of the roster. Check out what was popular.

1. 2014 Lexus GS 350
2. 2014 Nissan Rogue (MotorWeek)
3. 2014 Land Rover Range Rover Sport (MotorWeek)
4. 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo S (MotorWeek)
5. 2014 Dodge Durango

By Matt Schmitz | March 29, 2014 | Comments (0)

2014 Lexus GS 350: Car Seat Check

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The Lexus GS' impressive blend of nimble handling, quiet road manners and intriguing looks might make it appeal to a wide range of shoppers, but families may not be as impressed. Although Lexus' GS 350 sedan is in the midsize class, we had some trouble installing child-safety seats into its backseat. Heavily bolstered rear seats, less than optimal legroom and difficult-to-access Latch anchors complicated installation.

How many car seats fit in the second row? Two

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By Jennifer Geiger | March 26, 2014 | Comments (0)

Most-Watched Videos of the Week

This week's list of most-watched videos is as close a copy to the previous week's list as we can recall, with our intro to the 2014 Acura TLX Prototype at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show again taking the No. 1 spot. Not only are there zero newcomers to the roster this week, the only difference is that the 2014 Lexus GS 350 and MotorWeek's video featuring the 2014 Land Rover Range Rover Sport swapped the No. 2 and 3 positions. Check out what was popular.

1. 2015 Acura TLX Prototype — 2014 Chicago Auto Show
2. 2014 Land Rover Range Rover Sport (MotorWeek)
3. 2014 Lexus GS 350
4. 2014 Nissan Rogue (MotorWeek)
5. 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo S (MotorWeek)

By Matt Schmitz | March 22, 2014 | Comments (0)

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