2018 Lexus GS Prices: MSRP vs Dealer Invoice vs True Dealer Cost
MSRP Invoice Price Destination Fee Holdback Dealer Cost
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What's New for the 2018 Lexus GS?
The GS sees few changes for 2018, though the optional adaptive cruise control system has been enhanced. All trims are now equipped with rear cross-traffic alert and blind spot monitoring technology.
Trims and Features
The 2018 Lexus GS can comfortably accommodate up to five passengers, with faux leather upholstery and standard power-adjustable front seats. The cabin is solidly built and features high-quality trims like aluminum, walnut, and perforated leather. Three LATCH connectors are included for child safety seats. The GS is perfect for weekend getaways, with class-leading trunk space of more than 18 cubic feet.
The base model, known as the GS 300, also includes two-zone automatic climate control, ambient LED lighting, a moonroof, and proximity key with push-button start. As for tech, it's equipped with an 8-inch infotainment display, 12-speaker surround sound system, both Bluetooth and USB, HD and satellite radio, a DVD player, and the Siri Eyes Free app. Unlike most vehicular infotainment systems, the Lexus model relies on a joystick-like controller in the center console rather than a touchscreen.
The mid-range model, the GS 350, has an upgraded engine and a massive (12.3-inch) screen equipped with navigation and smartphone integration apps. With the GS F, you get the high-performance engine, leather upholstery, heated front seats, and a host of other amenities. This sport model also has updated exterior styling features such as an exaggerated grille and 19-inch alloy wheels.
Each of the three 2018 Lexus GS models comes with a distinct powertrain. The GS 300 is powered by a turbo-four that provides 241 horsepower and class-leading fuel efficiency of an EPA-estimated 22/30 city/highway miles per gallon. In the GS 350, enjoy 311 horses thanks to the 3.6-liter V6. If you opt for the F model, you'll experience the power of 467 horses with the V8 under the hood. All three engines are paired with a smooth-shifting eight-speed automatic transmission and feature rear-wheel drive, though all-wheel drive is an option for the GS 350 model.
The Lexus GS has earned the highest rating in every crash test category from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. It's also equipped with a full suite of standard driver assistance features on every model, including a rearview camera, lane departure warning, automatic high beams, pedestrian detection, lane keep assist, rear cross-traffic alert, blind spot monitoring, and adaptive cruise control.
Formula for Calculating Dealer Cost:
- Example: Base Lexus GS invoice price + the dealer Invoice price of options + destination - Holdback = Total Dealer Cost.
- What is Holdback? A hidden amount that manufacturers give back to a dealer. It is a percentage of the MSRP or the Invoice price.
Total Dealer Cost - Rebate and Incentive + Taxes / Licensing Fees = True Dealer Cost. (You can get rebates and incentives here.)
Note: All Lexus GS MSRP, invoice and dealer cost dollar figures above are approximate amounts. Prices are subject to change without notice.
A note about rebates: Most rebates are subtracted from the "on the road" figure. In most cases, you can have the rebate if you are arranging your own financing or you are paying cash. If you decide to use the manufacturer’s low interest financing, you do not usually get the rebate. Ask your dealer for details.