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High-end audio systems and in-car smartphone connectivity gives the Lexus GS high-tech luxury credibility.
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Optional 16- or 18-way adjustable seats seem like overkill, until you climb out of them and sit in the standard 10-way seats.
Autoblog

The ultrawide screen has great resolution and, smartly, is split asymmetrically, with the larger portion usually given over to navigation and the smaller side still able to show audio info, HVAC details, or hybrid system monitoring.
Automobile

Opt for navigation, and the GS comes with a massive 12.3-inch screen that serves as the gateway to Toyota’s Entune infotainment system. Pair your smartphone with the GS via Bluetooth or a physical connection, and you can access your Facebook, Bing, Pandora, OpenTable, and Yelp apps through the car.
Car and Driver

I've reviewed a lot of cars with navigation, and this is the most natural integration of voice-to-destination and routing I've seen.
Cars.com

There's an 835-watt Mark Levinson system so tight and clean it is hard to describe in words.
AutoWeek

Every Lexus comes with the standard set of convenience features. For the GS, that includes power mirrors, locks and windows; automatic climate control; Bluetooth connectivity; cruise control; AM/FM/XM/DVD with HD radio; leather; and power front seats.

More conventional luxury options include a 17-speaker Mark Levinson audio system with 835 watts of power; a Premium Package with heated and ventilated front seats and rain-sensing wipers; heated rear seats; and a Luxury Package with adaptive headlights, adaptive suspension, unique leather; 18-way power front seats; rear climate controls; and a wood-trimmed steering wheel. All told, a fully trimmed Lexus GS 350 can press the $60,000 limit.

Remote Touch is also standard. It's the Lexus infotainment controller that uses a mouselike device on the center console to operate climate, audio, and phone functions via an eight-inch display, which also becomes the output for the standard rearview camera. When the optional navigation system is ordered, Remote Touch displays on a huge, beautiful 12.3-inch-wide screen that's wide enough to split in half to simultaneously show mapping information and for audio tracks.

The navigation system enables the add-on of the most advanced of GS options, Lexus Enform. Enform is a platform that enables the use of mobile applications through the car's controls. Drivers can search Bing, stream Pandora audio, search for restaurant reservations through OpenTable, all via voice commands or via steering-wheel controls enabled by Enform, which also updates Facebook status and works with Android, iPhone and BlackBerry phones. It's the new frontier in connectivity--whether we like it or not, it's safer than the way most drivers use their mobile devices on the go today.

Conclusion

High-end audio systems and in-car smartphone connectivity gives the Lexus GS high-tech luxury credibility.

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