Lexus unveiled the 2014 GS 450h in September 2013, so it’s a little surprising that the automaker took a full year to launch the GS 450h F Sport. Despite the lack of an F Sport package for a year, the GS 450h remained a really, really sharp car that crossed out just about every item on our checklist. Giving it a sporty F Sport package simply makes it an even sweeter package.

The F Sport package is a new addition to the 2015 GS 450h. It may not come with any engine upgrades that bump the car’s already potent 338-horsepower output, but there are still enough performance upgrades to give it a sportier look and ride. Besides, the F Sport is mostly about making small improvements to many parts of the car, not just focusing on one aspect of the car and leaving the rest entirely untouched.

The exterior and interior of the GS 450h F Sport both receive notable upgrades, plus improved technology. Most importantly, all these changes didn’t cost the GS 450h its notable EPA rating, which is still estimated at 31 mpg combined.

Lexus looks like it has another knockout model to add to its growing F Sport lineup. At some point, it stops being surprising and starts becoming expected.

Click past the jump to read more about the 2015 Lexus GS 450h F Sport.

  • 2015 Lexus GS 450h F Sport
  • Year:
    2015
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    V6
  • Transmission:
    ECVT
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    338
  • MPG(Cty):
    29
  • MPG(Hwy):
    34
  • Displacement:
    3.5 L
  • 0-60 time:
    5.6 sec. (Est.)
  • Top Speed:
    138 mph
  • Price:
    60000 (Est.)
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Lexus GS 450h F Sport in Detail

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The front of the GS 450h F Sport is noticeably different, thanks in large part to a unique bumper and revised grille inserts. The rear end also gets a little spice by way of a lower valence and a lip spoiler, which Lexus oddly left out of view of its press images. We’ve included an image of the GS 350 F Sport below, so you can see the spoiler for yourself.

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The 2015 Lexus GS 450h comes standard with18-inch, split-five-spoke alloy wheels, but the F Sport package doesn’t settle for just 18-inch rims. What it does have is a set of a 19-inch, staggered-width alloys that make for a sportier and more aggressive look. Hiding behind these wheels are larger disc brakes with high-friction pads for added stopping abilities.

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The interior admittedly takes some getting used to, at least that’s my take on it, especially with the matte-bamboo trim that’s a little more of blast-from-the-past than I would have liked. There are, however, some notable upgrades in the cabin, including the perforated leather trim and the power, 16-way driver seat. Also making appearances are striated-aluminum trim accents, aluminum pedals and door scuff plates, and a black headliner.

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The 2015 Lexus GS 450h has expanded its available technology, beginning with the new Lexus Enform Remote. It requires a subscription, but it allows owners to remotely view and control certain vehicle features using a mobile app for iOS and Android devices. This system offers remote door lock and unlock, remote stop and start for the engine and climate control, a vehicle finder, and a guest-driver monitor. The latter is great for you paranoid types who can’t resist loaning out your car, as it monitors the driving habits of a person you lent you car to, and sends you alerts when he or she exceeds allowable speed, stays out after curfew, drives too far, etc.

The added technology on the GS 450h F Sport shouldn’t be underestimated either. For one, it comes with an F SPORT tuned version of the model’s Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS) with Sport S+ mode. This allows the driver sharpen agility by using the Lexus Drive Mode selector. On top of that, the F Sport package also includes the four-wheel steering.

Lexus GS 450h

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The Lexus GS 450h may be classified as a hybrid sedan, but its sporty and aggressive looks shouldn’t be neglected. The model is a great example of all the things that has made Lexus a player in the industry these days.

The GS 450h is powered by a 3.5-liter, V-6 engine that’s been combined with Lexus’ Hybrid Synergy Drive system. All together, the system produces 338 horsepower and mates to a CVT. This combo allows the hybrid to hit 60 mph in just 5.6 seconds to go with a top speed of 131 mph.

Press Release

Some Lexus drivers like their hybrids sporty, and the 2015 GS 450h delivers. Already a potent performer capable of zero to 60 mph in just 5.6 seconds, the GS 450h for 2015 grips the road more tenaciously and coddles passengers more luxuriously with the new F SPORT package for 2015.

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With its Lexus Hybrid Drive system delivering 338 total system horsepower, scintillating performance is a given. In the GS 450h, electric motor assisted system torque at all speeds means the feeling of performance transcends even the power rating.

Remarkably, the GS 450h sips fuel like a compact, with EPA estimated 29 mpg city, 34 mpg highway and 31 mpg combined fuel economy ratings. Lexus was the first luxury brand to introduce a hybrid model more than a decade ago. With the upcoming NX 300h compact crossover, Lexus now offers six hybrids, the most of any luxury brand.

Lexus has also greatly expanded available connectivity with the new Lexus Enform Remote (subscription required), the latest addition to the Lexus Enform family of connected services. It allows the owner to remotely view and control certain vehicle features using a mobile app for iOS and Android devices. Key features include remote door lock/unlock; remote stop/start for the engine and climate control; vehicle finder, guest driver monitor and more. The Lexus Enform App Suite, meanwhile, upgrades to iHeartRadio™ 4.0 and adds Slacker for more music-listening choices.

New for 2015, the GS 450h moves to the forefront of multimedia with system featuring a 12.3-inch display screen.

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F SPORT: Curvy Roads Wanted
The Lexus GS 450h makes 18-inch split five-spoke alloy wheels standard for 2015. The new-for-2015 F SPORT package replaces those with 19-inch staggered-width alloys (wider wheels in rear). But that’s just one part of the comprehensive performance and luxury upgrade.An F SPORT tuned version of the standard Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS) with Sport S+ mode lets the driver sharpen agility by using the Lexus Drive Mode selector. The F SPORT also includes the four-wheel steering control of the Lexus Dynamic Handling System (Variable Gear Ratio Steering plus Dynamic Rear Steering). Appropriate for the car’s sporty mission, larger front brakes with hi-friction pads add extra assurance during performance driving.

2015 Lexus GS 450h F Sport Exterior
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You’ll recognize the GS 450h F SPORT by its unique front bumper and rear lower valence, mesh front grille inserts and rear lip spoiler. Inside, the luxury of perforated leather trim and a 16-way power sport driver seat is accented by striated aluminum trim, aluminum pedals and door scuff plates and a black headliner.

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