...An impressive 44 inches of legroom and 58 inches of shoulder room accommodate the long-limbed and broad-shouldered in the front seats. Rear-seat passengers don't fare as well, however, and get only 34.3 inches of legroom. Luxury touches include a standard dual-zone climate control, a power tilt and telescoping steering wheel, and the normal roster of power goodies typically found on luxury cars. Worthwhile options include a Mark Levinson premium sound system and a DVD-based navigation system that employs touch-screen controls to program routes. Unfortunately, Lexus has decided to bundle it...
...Interior The GS has the usual seats for five and the hindrance of a large driveshaft tunnel from the rear-drive layout, making the center-rear seat feel like a penalty box. There is decent space for four adults. California walnut trim decorates the interior as a standard feature, but leather upholstery is optional. Standard features include a bright, electronic gauge cluster; automatic climate control; a 215-watt, seven-speaker sound system; and a power tilt/telescopic steering column. Under the Hood The GS 430?s new 4.3-liter V-8 engine generates 300 horsepower, the same as last year?s...
...Lexus dropped a new, more powerful V8 engine into its popular GS 400 in the 2001 model year, giving birth to the 300 horsepower Lexus GS 430.