Japan comes late to the performance-luxury-sedan game, but it swings for the fences with the V-8 powered Lexus GS.
A little luxury, a little sport, and a big price cut.
A 4,000-pound Buick probably wouldn't be your first choice for racing around in the snow, but the Regal makes a compelling case for cold-weather luxury.
Although not an engaging car to drive, the 2014 Lexus GS 450h delivers comfort and an easy driving character, while delivering excellent fuel economy.
The 2013 Lexus GS 450h is a tech tour de force, getting outrageously good fuel economy for this class of car with its hybrid drive system, and giving drivers the convenience of popular apps integrated with the cabin electronics.
The 2013 Lexus GS 350 makes for a convincing high-tech cruiser. With the F Sport package, it has some real performance chops, although it falls short of a BMW M or Mercedes-Benz AMG.
Buick's most significant 2016 update to its sporty midsize sedan is a big price drop. The Regal GS sees its MSRP fall nearly nine percent, from $38,310 to $34,990.
The Dacor Renaissance RNRP36GS would make a nice showpiece in a kitchen. But there are much cheaper ovens that deliver outstanding performance at a much better value than this $7,000 range.
The 2009 Lexus GS 450h offers power and luxury, without costing a bundle at the pump. But merely average cabin tech suggests waiting for a model update.
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With more teeth and muscle than an F Sport, the Lexus GS-F, which made its debut at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, conjures the past and the future.