The average Colorado car consumer is pretty savvy and well informed about their car purchases especially when it comes to economy and reliability. This week La Voz takes a look at one of Lexus’ sharpest performers in the 2020 GS 350 F-Sport.
While some may scoff at the GS 350 F-Sport price tag at around $61K (which includes a plethora of upgraded features) once behind the wheel, price tag woes faded into the rear-view mirror shortly after discovering the Sport and Sport+ features.
The Lexus GS 350 F-Sport couldn’t have come at a more opportunistic time, as La Voz made their way up the I-70 corridor to Aspen, to cover the 2020 ESPN Winter X Games. This gave us plenty of time to get familiar with and learn how best to navigate the snowy and icy conditions that awaited us at Eisenhower Tunnel and Vail Pass.
Despite the F-Sport looking more like a vehicle suited for the track with its Ultrasonic Blue Mica finish, it was a beast in winter conditions and handled inclines better than your personal trainer. The 2020 GS 350 F-Sport is a spacious four-door sedan with a 3.5-litre V6, and an 8-speed automatic transmission.
The plethora of features include the all-weather package, intuitive park assist, heated/AC seats, a heated steering wheel and a 12” navigation display that can be navigate by console features for convenience.
The economy drive-mode feature is easily one of the most attractive for this Colorado native because while driving in Sport or Sport + is fun, the idea of saving money at the pump is a huge plus for anyone looking to purchase a vehicle that’s capable of both speed and saving money. The F-Sport does just that, with an MPG of 19 in the city and 27 on the highway.
While the $61K price tag might be a turnoff for some the base model is about $6k less which can still seem a little steep. If you are looking for a vehicle with style, room, reliability, and the occasional urge to drive fast, the GS 350 F-Sport might just be your car. Get out and test drive one today.