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2020 Lexus GS Interior Review

Scorecard

Interior: 6.9

 The 2020 Lexus GS' lavish interior is filled with soft-touch surfaces, ample space for passengers, and a generous amount of trunk space in the regular GS (less in F Sport models). However, the infotainment controller can be frustrating and distracting to use.

  • "In typical Lexus style, the 2020 GS luxury sedan is wrapped in the finest leather and wood, augmented by the latest Lexus technology." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "The cabin is unmistakably upscale, from the supple dashboard materials with contrast stitching to the exquisite perforated leather trim in fancier models." -- Autotrader (2019)
  • "Everything you touch in the Lexus GS 300 looks and feels high-quality and purpose-built. The important pieces-such as the steering wheel, the shifter and even the knee side of the center console-offer extra padding and quality leather." -- Edmunds (2019)

Seating

The Lexus GS seats up to five people in two rows of roomy seats. In addition, the driver's seat has ample power adjustments, making it easy for the driver to find the best seating position.

All-wheel-drive models come standard with synthetic leather upholstery, 10-way power-adjustable front seats, heated front seats, and memory settings for the driver's seat. Models with rear-wheel drive gain genuine leather upholstery, ventilated front seats, and a 16-way power-adjustable driver's seat in regular GS models or 10-way power-adjustable front sport seats in F Sport models.

For installing child safety seats, there are two complete sets of LATCH connectors for the rear outboard seats.

  • "Both driver and passenger enjoy 10-way-adjustable power seats, while the entire cabin is bathed in light, including subtle rays from the door ornamentation and center console." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "The back seat is another win. With ample legroom, excellent support and a sleek, business-class feel, the rear quarters make the GS as satisfying to ride in as it is to drive." -- Autotrader (2019)
  • "Numerous seat adjustments and a power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel with a fairly generous adjustment range make it easy for a wide variety of drivers to settle in comfortably at the controls with a clear view out over the hood." -- Edmunds (2018)

Interior Features

There are some physical audio and climate controls in the GS' cabin, but you can only operate the standard 12.3-inch infotainment system with the mouselike Remote Touch controller, which requires too much of the driver's attention.

There are many standard features, including navigation, voice commands, Siri Eyes Free, Amazon Alexa, a 12-speaker premium audio system, HD Radio, Bluetooth, a USB port, push-button start, and dual-zone automatic climate control.

Several safety features are also standard. These include a rearview camera, rain-sensing windshield wipers (in rear-wheel-drive models), lane departure warning, lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, automatic high-beam headlights, and pedestrian detection. 

Available features include a 17-speaker Mark Levinson premium audio system, parking sensors, a head-up display, rear cross traffic alert, and blind spot monitoring.

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  • The dash design isn’t as complex or elegant as in an Audi A6 or a BMW 5 Series, but the big 12.3-inch high-res-color control screen certainly makes an impression. Too bad the Remote Touch Interface hasn’t quite been perfected, leaving us wishing for a system more like Audi’s MMI." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • This cabin is behind the times when it comes to infotainment. The control interface is awkward and the native voice controls are subpar. There's no Apple CarPlay or Android Auto functionality and the screen graphics look old. A nice suite of driver aids is standard, however." -- Edmunds (2019)
  • "A distracting mouselike controller works the infotainment systems." -- Consumer Reports (2018)

Cargo

The base GS has 18.4 cubic feet of trunk space, which is great for a luxury midsize sedan. There's a slim pass-through in the back row, but the rear seats don't fold down.

GS F models have a smaller 14 cubic foot trunk. 

  • The trunk is quite spacious because it is wide near the mouth, deep along the floor and accessible through a broad opening. Hidden hinges won't crush bags. The thing is, the rear seatbacks do not fold down to expand the space. A slender ski pass-through seems like a consolation prize." -- Edmunds (2019)
  • The good-sized trunk can hold three large suitcases and a duffle. The rear seatbacks don't fold down to expand cargo capacity. A temporary spare tire stores under the trunk floor." -- Consumer Reports (2017)
  • "It is perfectly fine as a long-distance hauler and it has room for all the luggage you'll need for, say, a week at Pebble." -- AutoWeek (2016) 
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