Compare 2013 Lexus GS 350 vs 2013 Mercedes-Benz E Class

2013 Lexus GS 350
2013 Mercedes-Benz E Class
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4-Door Sedan RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 19 28 $43,945 $47,250
4-Door Sedan AWD 19 26 $46,314 $49,800
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4-Door Sedan RWD E350 Luxury
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD E350 Luxury 20 30 $47,430 $51,000
4-Door Sedan RWD E350 Sport 20 30 $47,430 $51,000
2-Door Coupe RWD E350 20 28 $47,542 $51,120
4-Door Sedan RWD E350 Luxury BlueTEC 22 32 $48,546 $52,200
4-Door Sedan RWD E350 Sport BlueTEC 22 32 $48,546 $52,200
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E350 Luxury 19 29 $49,755 $53,500
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E350 Sport 19 29 $49,755 $53,500
2-Door Coupe 4MATIC E350 19 27 $49,867 $53,620
4-Door Sedan Hybrid RWD E400 Sport 24 30 $51,894 $55,800
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC E350 Luxury 19 28 $53,661 $57,700
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC E350 Sport 19 28 $53,661 $57,700
2-Door Coupe RWD E550 17 27 $53,903 $57,960
2-Door Cabriolet RWD E350 19 28 $54,935 $59,070
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E550 Sport 16 26 $56,172 $60,400
2-Door Cabriolet RWD E550 16 25 $61,585 $66,220
4-Door Sedan RWD E63 AMG 16 24 $83,514 $89,800
4-Door Wagon RWD E63 AMG 15 23 $85,932 $92,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$43,945
$47,430
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$47,250
$51,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$788 / month
$850 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 Lexus GS 350 gains a little confidence and connectivity, while its competition gains some weight and complexity. Better handling and interiors put the Mercedes-Benz E-Class back in benchmark status; a passel of new engines brings fuel economy to new heights.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.700 56.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.300 41.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
54.500 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
36.300 35.8
Front Head Room (in)
38.000 37.9
Second Hip Room (in)
54.100 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.300 57.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
109.1 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
37.800 38.2
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
57.300 58.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.600 63.2
Wheelbase (in)
112.200 113.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.400 73.0
Track Width, Front (in)
62.000 62.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.700 5.75
Length, Overall (in)
190.700 191.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.300 15.9
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.200 x 0.700 11.8 x 0.5
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.100 x 1.200 12.7 x 1.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.400 21.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.800 36.9
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.800 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.200 17.0
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T155/70D17 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50WR17 P245/45R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/50R17 P245/45R17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 248
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 1654
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 1654
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 165
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3795 3825
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
306 @ 6400 302 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
277 @ 4800 273 @ 3500-5250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5L/211 3.5L/213
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 30
Transmission
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.717 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.224 3.42/2.23
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.043 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.615 3.07
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic w/Manual Shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.586 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.520 4.38
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.401 1.92
Trans Type
6 7
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.73
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Lexus GS 350 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-link w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - N/A
Suspension Type - Front
Independent 3-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent 5-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.0 8.0
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 (2012) 6

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