The interior layout, fit and finish
The GS scores highly for interior comfort, aided by supportive seats that electrically adjust up to 18 different ways. Visibility is good, too, and most controls are sensibly placed. However, the joystick-based interface for the unusually large, 12.3in infotainment system is fiddly, and, while the bulk of the expansive switchgear is stylish and solid feeling, some is glaringly old-school. It’s the same with the cabin finish, which combines high-quality materials on most of the regular contact points with some hard plastics elsewhere. Those gripes don’t stop the cockpit from feeling luxurious on the whole, however, and you won’t want for comfort on longer drives.
The GS F’s cabin adds a layer of outrageousness with its intricately stitched and heavily sculpted high-back seats - which are firm but comfortable and finished in indulgently soft leather - and a heady mixture of colour and finishes that can include various shades of hide with contrasting stitching, Alcantara, satin-effect plastic and carbonfibre. Its steering wheel-mounted gearshift paddles have a good, positive action to them.