2011 Lexus GS 460 Review

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Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Deputy Editor
The 2011 Lexus GS 460 looks, rides, and even drives like its GS 350 sibling, only the key difference is that it's powered by a 342-horsepower, 4.6-liter V-8 engine and eight-speed automatic transmission.

With two more cylinders and two more gears, there's not even that much of a difference in acceleration. The GS 460 can get to 60 mph in about 5.5 seconds, which is only a few tenths of a second faster than the GS 350. However, the GS 460 does have that quiet, refined character of the larger Lexus LS 460 flagship.

Most other attributes are as you'd find them in the GS 350. While the GS handles quite well and has impressive poise in tight corners, its steering isn't quite as delightful as we'd hope for in a sport sedan—it's just lacking road feel. Comfort is good, with excellent ride quality, a quiet cabin, and a excellent materials, but the one glaring flaw is cramped seating—headroom can be tight, especially for backseat occupants. The Adaptive Variable Suspension is one key feature difference; all GS 460s get it, and it might improve ride quality and handling with a full load or on rough roads.

There's not much of a difference in feature sets between the GS 460 and GS 350 either, with Bluetooth, power heated and ventilated front seats, and a seven-inch touch screen all included. Top high-tech options include a premium Mark Levinson audio system, a power rear sunshade, rain-sensing wipers, Intuitive Park Assist, and a pre-collision system with adaptive cruise control.

For more information on the GS 460, see our full review of the 2011 Lexus GS 350.

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April 1, 2016
For 2009 Lexus GS 460

drove Mercedes Benz' for 30 years and have ben driving a Lexus for 10. will never buy a Mercedes again. however may buy a Tesla 90 next

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worth the money.good performance, leg room, parts and service on the high side recently. front end life could be improved.
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