Like the other GS models, the 2009 Lexus GS 460, a midsize four-door luxury sedan with plenty of room for five passengers, is basically unchanged this year. Powered by a 4.6L V8 engine that produces 342 hp and 339 lb-feet of torque, the GS 460 is teamed to an eight-speed sequential-shift automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive. Among Lexus GS 460 standard features are adaptive HID headlights, keyless ignition, leather upholstery, rich wood trim, dual-zone climate control and a 10-speaker sound system. Options include a Mark Levinson audio system with navigation and a back-up camera, adaptive cruise control and a pre-collision accident preparedness system. EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings deliver a respectable 17 mpg city/24 mpg hwy and 20 mph in combined driving. The GS 460 clocks in at 5.4 seconds on a trip from 0-60 mph. Safety equipment is top of the line in terms of quality, quantity and choice, offering just about every safety feature known to man. Built with attractive and stylish contours, the GS 460 is a luxury sport sedan that rides comfortably.Read more Read less
After last year's minor face-lift, the 2009 Lexus GS remains unchanged.
Lively acceleration; impressive overall performance; sporty driving characteristics; high-technology safety and convenience equipment; available all-wheel drive (GS350).
While Lexus's similarly sized ES sedan is oriented more for comfort, the 2009 GS line is designed for performance. All three models of the Lexus GS have impressive acceleration and well-rounded performance. And, with available all-wheel drive on the GS350, it's a good choice for those with serious winter weather. The GS--especially in the 460 and 450h models--is also a technological powerhouse with high-tech features, like the Pre-Collision System, not widely found in its rivals. The GS450h continues to stand out in the market as a hybrid model with a distinct performance emphasis. It outpaces the bigger V8 while using 30 percent less gas, according to Lexus.