Lexus GS 300 Models and GS 300 History

The 2000 GS 300 saw a few notable changes made, including child seat anchors on the rear bench and special low-emission certifications. Several new body colors were also offered, including Crystal White and Millennium Silver Metallic. The 2001 GS 300 got a brand new engine, a 4.3-liter V8 that could produce 300 horses and an impressive 325 pound-feet of torque. New shifter buttons were added to the steering wheel, and standard side curtain and front airbags were added to the model with passenger detection sensors. A few other changes were made, including trimmer headlamps and taillights, with optional HID bulbs, a new GPS system, and optional wood trims. A new Mark Levinson audio option was also added, as well as new body colors for buyers to choose from. No changes were made for the 2002 model year. In 2003, Lexus made the moon roof standard as well as adding wider tires and a CD changer to the dashboard. The 2004 and 2005 model years had no substantial changes. In 2006, Lexus announced a brand new GS 300 that offered a 3.0-liter V6 engine capable of turning out 245 horsepower.

New and Used GS 300 Prices, Lexus GS 300 Model Years and History

A mid-size luxury sports sedan, the 2006 Lexus GS 300 has been totally restyled and is now powered by a new 3.0L V6 making 245 hp, which powers either the rear wheels or all four wheels.
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 3 / 5
Overall Performance
 5 / 5
Overall Dependability
 3 / 5
Consumer Reviews ( 2 )
Braking
 5.0
Fuel Economy
 4.0
Interior Comfort
 5.0
Acceleration
 5.0
Dependability
 5.0
Handling
 5.0
Ride Quality
 5.0
Overall Rating
 5.0

The 2005 Lexus GS 300 is a luxury sports sedan that seats five passengers and is powered by a 3.0L six-cylinder engine generating 220hp.
Consumer Reviews ( 1 )
Braking
 4.0
Fuel Economy
 3.0
Interior Comfort
 5.0
Acceleration
 5.0
Dependability
 5.0
Handling
 4.0
Ride Quality
 5.0
Overall Rating
 5.0

The 2004 Lexus GS 300 is a luxury sports sedan that seats up to five passengers and is powered by a 200 hp 3.0L V6.
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The 2003 Lexus GS 300 is a mid-size luxury sports sedan that seats five passengers and now comes standard with a sunroof and CD-Changer.
Consumer Reviews ( 2 )
Braking
 5.0
Fuel Economy
 5.0
Interior Comfort
 5.0
Acceleration
 5.0
Dependability
 5.0
Handling
 5.0
Ride Quality
 5.0
Overall Rating
 5.0

The 2002 Lexus GS 300 is a mid-size luxury sports sedan which seats five passengers and features a nice list of standard equipment including dual-zone climate control and heated seats.
Consumer Reviews ( 4 )
Braking
 4.5
Fuel Economy
 3.2
Interior Comfort
 4.2
Acceleration
 3.8
Dependability
 4.5
Handling
 4.2
Ride Quality
 4.5
Overall Rating
 4.2

The 2001 Lexus GS 300 is a mid-size luxury sports sedan that seats five passengers and is powered by a 3.0L V6 producing 220 hp.
Consumer Reviews ( 2 )
Braking
 5.0
Fuel Economy
 3.5
Interior Comfort
 5.0
Acceleration
 5.0
Dependability
 5.0
Handling
 5.0
Ride Quality
 5.0
Overall Rating
 5.0

A luxury sports sedan with room for five, the 2000 Lexus GS 300 comes loaded with upscale features and top notch safety equipment in the only available trim.
Consumer Reviews ( 1 )
Braking
 4.0
Fuel Economy
 3.0
Interior Comfort
 3.0
Acceleration
 4.0
Dependability
 5.0
Handling
 5.0
Ride Quality
 5.0
Overall Rating
 5.0

J.D. Power Rating Legend
Among the Best
5 / 5
Better than Most
4 / 5
About Average
3 / 5
The Rest
2 / 5

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