2017, 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 in 2017
The 2017 Lexus GS 350 has a lot of features and improvements that are new. The biggest change to the 2017 model year has been the inclusion of the all wheel drive capabilities, which adds a new level of control and safety that it never had before. Furthermore, the 2017 Lexus GS 350 now has a range of safety and luxury features that are included for free and were only available as upgrades before.
Trim Levels and Options
The 2017 has two different trim levels overall, which are the base and the F Sport trims. Both of these trim levels can then be upgraded to include all wheel drive. The base trim level comes with a lot of interior and safety features, including leather, rearview mirrors, and blind spot monitoring, which were only available as upgrades last year. It also has a strong audio system and interior features that make it fun to drive.
Those that are looking for more power and driving ability will want to consider upgrading to the F Sport. This trim level comes standard with an enhanced suspension system, all-season tires, and an enhanced steering ratio. The F Sport also has a number of additional luxury and safety features that do not come with the base trim.
Engine Performance and Fuel Efficiency
Both of the trim levels come with the same engine, which is the 3.5 liter V6 engine that produces well over 300 horsepower. This engine performance is considered an advantage for this car and its true power and driving capabilities come out when the trim is upgraded to the F Sport.
While the engine performance is strong, fuel efficiency does suffer compared to other cars in its class. The 2017 Lexus GS 350 has an average fuel efficiency of around 25mpg. Those that would like to upgrade to the AWD system will see that number drop to closer to 23mpg.
Most reviews about the driving experience have been positive. Drivers are generally pleased with the engine performance and handling, particularly when it is upgraded to the F Sport. However, some have pointed out that other large sedans in its class have a higher engine option that can produce well over 400 horsepower. In regards to comfort, most are pleased with the free upgrades that have come with the 2017 model year.
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.