Lexus GS Awards and Accolades

2016

  • 2016 Lexus GS 200t and GS 350 named 2016 Best Resale Value: Luxury Car [KBB.com]

2015

  • Best Retained Value Award in the Midrange Luxury Car category [Edmunds.com]
  • 2015 Best Overall Value of the Year award in Repair Costs in Luxury Passenger Car segment [IntelliChoice]
  • 2015 Best Resale Value: Luxury Car [KBB.com]

2014

  • Named among Top Rated Vehicles for 2014 [Edmunds.com]
  • Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS) segment award in the Midsize Premium Car [J.D. Power and Associates]
  • Best Value Awards in Best-in-Class: Cars $40,000-$50,000 category [Kiplinger’s Personal Finance]

2013

  • Best Automotive Interiors Under $60,000 [AutoTrader.com]
  • 2013 Auto Roundup in the Mid-Size Luxury Car category mention [Texas Auto Writers Association]
  • 2013 5-Year Cost to Own Award: Luxury Car [KBB.com]
  • Best New Car: Cars $40,000-$50,000 [Kiplinger’s Personal Finance]

2012

  • ALG’s Residual Value Award in the Premium Fullsize Car category [Automotive Lease Guide]
  • Named a 2013 Best Resale Value: Luxury Car [KBB.com]

2012

  • Top Safety Pick [Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)]

2011

  • Winner of Initial Quality Study (IQS) Midsize Premium Car segment [J.D. Power and Associates]
  • Best Retained Value Award in the Sedan Over $40,000 category [Edmunds.com]

2010

  • Number one in Initial Quality Study (IQS) Midsize Premium Car segment [J.D. Power and Associates]

2009

  • Ranked first in Midsize Premium Car segment in 2009 Initial Quality Study (IQS) [J.D. Power and Associates]

2008

  • Best New Car Deal for Month of June Sport Sedan/Wagon Over $38,000 [IntelliChoice]

2007

  • Most Dependable Midsize Premium Car in 2007 Vehicle Dependability Study [J.D. Power and Associates]

2006

  • Number 1 in Midsize Premium Car segment for 2006 Vehicle Dependability Study [J.D. Power and Associates]
  • Highest ranked Mid-Luxury Car for Initial Quality Study (IQS) [J.D. Power and Associates]

2005

  • Most Appealing Mid-Luxury Sedan in Automotive Performance Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study [J.D. Power and Associates]
  • Top Car award in its price category [American Automobile Association (AAA)]

2004

  • Ranked first in the Mid-Luxury Car segment of the 2004 Initial Quality Study [J.D. Power and Associates]

2003

  • Most Appealing Mid-Luxury Sedan in APEAL Study [J.D. Power and Associates]
  • Tahara Plant in Japan (where the GS is created) receives the worldwide Platinum Plant Award [J.D. Power and Associates]
  • Highest ranking Mid-size Luxury in Initial Quality Study (IQS) [J.D. Power and Associates]

2002

  • Highest ranking Entry Luxury Car in 2003 Vehicle Dependability Index (VDI) [J.D. Power and Associates]
  • Number one in the Mid-Luxury Car segment of Initial Quality Study (IQS) [J.D. Power and Associates]
  • A Luxury Car Best Buy [Consumer Reports]

2001

  • Rated as a Best Buy [Consumer Guide]
  • Most Appealing Mid-Luxury Sedan in APEAL Study [J.D. Power and Associates]

2000

  • Honored again as one of 10 Best [Car & Driver]

1999

  • Named one of 10 Best [Car & Driver]

1998

  • Top Car award for best all-around car in the $40,000-$50,000 category [American Automobile Association (AAA)]
  • Named a Best Buy [Consumer Digest]
  • Import Car of the Year [Motor Trend]
  • One of Car & Driver’s 10 Best

1997

  • Top Car award for best all-around car in the $40,000-$50,000 category [American Automobile Association (AAA)]
  • Named Best of What’s New [Popular Science]
  • Honored as a Best Buy in the Luxury Car segment [Consumers Digest]
  • Best Overall Value in the Luxury Car category [IntelliChoice]

1996

  • Tahara Plant (home of the Lexus GS)  captures Gold Plant Award among Asian manufacturing facilities [J.D. Power and Associates]

1994

  • Number two (between the Lexus LS 400 and ES 300) in Initial Quality Study (IQS) [J.D. Power and Associates]