Model year 2020 marks a bittersweet farewell for the Lexus brand’s premium mid-size sedan after a 27-year run. Seems most of the buyers have run off to SUV-ville.
A bit of an oddity in the current Lexus realm, the GS sedan is an understated gem, spindle-shaped grille and all. The four-door’s flanks are clean of any surface excitement or filigree. Except for the novel shark gill vertical fender slits and diagonally canted quad exhausts of the GS F performance variant, the GS looks muted and subdued and not likely to raise any eyebrows prior to its retirement. Top sellers in the segment include the well-established Mercedes-Benz E-Class, BMW 5 Series, and Audi A6. The 2020 Lexus GS lineup includes the base GS 350, GS 350 F Sport, GS 350 F Sport Black Line, and the GS F. Including the mandatory $1,025 destination charge, prices run from $52,090 to $86,035. The GS 350 is available with a choice of rear- or all-wheel drive, but the GS F is rear-drive only.