Comparable Cars
Facts & Figures
Bodystyles: Sedan, Hybrid
Classes: Luxury Sedan, Hybrid Sedan
Engines: 3.5l 6-cyl. (303hp)
4.6l 8-cyl. (342hp)
3.5l hybrid (340hp)
EPA Mileage:
17 - 22 (City)
24 - 26 (Highway)
Our Rating:
Overview & Pictures
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Lexus itself has promoted the phrase "L-finesse" to define its way of crafting an automobile, an example of market-speak that gets right to the heart of the 2008 Lexus GS. This sport sedan is meant to be dynamic, yet free of gimmicks. It is meant to combine precision with lavish, luxurious appointments. It is meant to deliver a high standard of automotive performance, yet be easily intuitive to drive. Amazing examples of automotive technology are included as standard equipment, yet the driver is never aware of them. The Lexus GS does everything you ask, and yet it always feels effortless.

The third-generation Lexus GS came to market for 2006, a showcase of Toyota's most advanced technology. It arrived with more computing power than some third-world countries and a standard of luxury usually enjoyed only in the best zip codes. The GS was further improved for 2007. For 2008, it gets a new, much-improved V8 engine.

The 2008 Lexus GS 460 replaces the previous GS 430. The new V8 is a 4.6-liter that makes 342 horsepower, 52 more than last year's 4.3-liter V8. It is also now mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission that replaces a six-speed. For added performance, the transmission includes a sport mode that enables you to manually make sequential shifts with the console-mounted gear lever.

Facts & Figures

The 2008 Lexus GS is available in 2 versions:
Sedan and Hybrid.

The JB car pages provide engine and transmission specs, as well as gas mileage and dimensions for all of these versions.


The 2008 Lexus GS Sedan is powered by a base 3.5-liter V6 with 303 at 6,200 hp. Also available is a 4.6-liter V8 with 342 at 6,200 hp.

2008 Lexus GS Sedan Specs & Features

The 2008 Lexus GS Hybrid is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 with 340 hp.

2008 Lexus GS Hybrid Specs & Features

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