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In recent years, the Lexus lineup has undergone a refresh to keep its lineup up to date -- the GS 350 received its visual refresh in 2016. For 2017, it gained a suite of new standard safety features and a few other options. There were rumors of the GS possibly being discontinued, but it appears as if it will live into 2018 as a carryover model. Those looking for a redesign may see one in 2019.

Visually, we anticipate the 2018 GS 350 to arrive with the same look it’s had since its 2016 refresh. This update gave it new headlights, taillights, and front and rear fascias. This new look is still pretty fresh, so Lexus shouldn’t run into any issues leaving the GS 350 unchanged for another year.

The GS 350’s interior will also remain unchanged, as it’ll carry on with the same look it’s had since 2016. We expect its standard interior features to remain the same too. These will include keyless ignition, a sunroof, power seats with heat, driver-side memory, automatic climate control, a 12.3-inch infotainment screen, a 12-speaker audio system, navigation, and more.

Outside, look for the standard features to be the same as well, including 18-inch wheels, LED headlights, and heated and power-folding mirrors.

Lexus GS 350

Powering the GS 350 will be the same 3.5-liter V6 with 311 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. This power heads through an eight-speed automatic transmission that delivers it to the rear wheels. Optionally, buyers can add all-wheel drive.

The 2017 GS 350 has yet to undergo full IIHS safety testing, but it did receive good ratings in the three crash tests it’s completed. The IIHS also hasn’t tested its standard auto emergency braking system. Other new-for-2017 standard safety features that will carry into 2018 include adaptive cruise control, lane-departure warning with lane-keep assist, and auto high-beam control.

Pricing & Release Date

There is no official word as to when the 2018 GS 350 will hit showrooms, but based on previous model years, we expect a late-fall arrival.

The 2018 GS 350’s pricing isn’t available yet, but we expect it to remain close to the 2017 model’s range of $51,690 to $57,550 (including $995 destination fee).

The 2018 GS 350’s main rivals will include the Audi A6, BMW 540i, and the Mercedes-Benz E300.

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Pictured: 2017 Lexus GS 350

Lexus GS 350

Lexus GS 350

Lexus GS 350

Lexus GS 350


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