Lexus is manufacturing only 2,000 units of the 2016 Lexus GS-F. It’s a luxury sports sedan for a niche market. Still, I was curious about its the software and technology. Is it it any different from the standard Lexus Enform suite of apps? How does it stack up for ease of use and phone integration?
Taking the vehicle through the proverbial tracks, I video’d the different features and processes to give a better picture of how it all works. Sure, the vehicle is fast, turns quickly, has some sort of horse powering the engine. But what about Bluetooth and navigation? Does the vehicle bring anything else noteworthy to the table?
I walked through the Bluetooth connection and setup process. And I made my editor, James, do the same thing. It’s entertaining to see a tech mind versus non-tech mind setup the same features. We tried some of the apps and were pleased by a few, disappointed by others.
Music was played loudly, and we were a tad disappointed with the results. On a side note, James was standing outside the vehicle during my sound test and said he couldn’t hear the music. That’s impressive. Have you ever noticed it’s really easy to hear people in parking lots talking on the phone using hands-free Bluetooth?
2016 Lexus GS-F Review Video Splits
- 1m – Joystick toggle
- 1:30m – Ports
- 2:30 – Audio
- 4:30 – Bluetooth
- 5:20 – Climate control – cold
- 7:40 – Seats
- 8:30 – Climate control – hot
- 9:30 – Editor tries bluetooth
- 15:30 – Navigation
- 18:15 – Heads up display
- 18:40 – Power safety
- 19:20 – Lexus Enform apps
- 25:10 – Ending
Read the full review here: 2016 Lexus GSF review
Article Last Updated: May 5, 2016.
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A sports, travel and business journalist for more than 45 years, James has written the new car review column The Weekly Driver since 2004.
In addition to this site, James writes a Sunday automotive column for The San Jose Mercury and East Bay Times in Walnut Creek, Calif., and a monthly auto review column for Gulfshore Business, a magazine in Southwest Florida.
An author and contributor to many newspapers, magazines and online publications, James has co-hosted The Weekly Driver Podcast since 2017.