Best large car over $60,000

Lexus GS350 F Sport

Where the rubber hits the road at the premium end of the large car segment, the Lexus GS350 F Sport has fought off the European brigade to claim consecutive Australia’s Best Cars titles.

Around town, the F Sport displays impeccable road manners and class-leading ergonomics. Passengers are treated to premium, leather-wrapped seats, with front occupants enjoying heated and cooled seats with multiple electric adjustments offering great support.

A standard Heads Up Display provides digital speed readout and directional arrows when the navigation system is programmed, allowing the driver to remain focused on the road ahead.

Leaving the boardroom and the city behind, the Lexus shows its other side. With adjustable adaptive suspension, dynamic rear steering and paddle-shift operated six-speed auto driving through the rear wheels, the F Sport turns into a bend-loving beast.

Powered by a 233kW, 3.5-litre direct-injection V6 that delivers a racy induction snarl when provoked, the GS350 would satisfy all but the most hard-core sports car drivers. A larger brake package is standard.

Safety and standard features are extensive.

Australia's Best Cars Best large Car over $60,000 Lexus G S350 F Sport

Indicative Drive Away Price: $106,923

Criteria out of 10 – Lexus GS350 F Sport

Value for Money   Rating 
Pricing  4M
Depreciation  4M
Running Costs 6L
Fuel Consumption  2M
Warranty and dealer access   5H
Insurance  4L
Standard Features  7H

Design and Function   Rating 
Safety  8C
Environment  8C
Comfort  9C
Space  7H
Practicality  7M
Ergonomics  9C
Build and Finish  9C

On the Road   Rating 
Performance  9H
Ride  9C
Handling  10H
Braking  9H
Smoothness and Quietness   8C

Note: Level of weighting importance for each score: L = Low, M = Medium, H = High, C = Critical.