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Lexus GS 250

  • tickQuiet and comfortable
  • tickEnvironmentally responsible
  • tickImpressive standard equipment

Lexus GS 250 Saloon (2012 - )

The Lexus GS is an interesting alternative to the BMW 5 Series and Mercedes E-Class. It may not be as good to drive, but it's good enough, and the low-emission hybrid drivetrains will make the car particularly attractive to company car drivers.
Our verdict

Is the Lexus GS 250 a good car?

How we rated this car out of 5 on the following

Lexus GS 250 interior

Space, materials, boot size and comfort.

Lexus GS 250 performance

Power, handling, fuel and range.

Lexus GS 250 how good does it look

Lexus GS 250 practicality

Lexus GS 250 drive

Lexus GS 250 reliability

Lexus GS 250 equipment

Our expert review

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You expect it to be classy inside the GS, and indeed it is. Style-wise, the highlight is a stereo fascia and analogue clock created from a single ingot of metal, with brushed aluminium dials inspired by high-end stereo equipment. The optional 12.3-inch multimedia display can show two sets of information, side-by-side, and it’s at its best displaying the sat-nav mapping in one half and the trip computer in the other, although the quality of its graphics isn’t as crisp as you’ll find in the latest BMW 5 Series or Audi A6. To make matters worse, the ‘Remote Touch Interface’ – essentially a computer mouse that drives a cursor on the screen to control the various functions – is very awkward to use. At least there are no complaints about the driving position, which is very comfortable and gives a good view out.