Compare 2014 Lexus GS 350 vs 2014 BMW 5-Series

2014 Lexus GS 350
2014 BMW 5-Series
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4-Door Sedan RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 19 29 $44,361 $47,700
4-Door Sedan AWD 19 26 $46,456 $49,950
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4-Door Sedan RWD 528i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 528i 23 34 $45,540 $49,500
4-Door Sedan AWD 528i xDrive 22 33 $47,655 $51,800
4-Door Sedan RWD 535i 20 30 $50,690 $55,100
4-Door Sedan RWD 535d 26 38 $52,070 $56,600
4-Door Sedan AWD 535i xDrive 20 29 $52,810 $57,400
4-Door Sedan AWD 535d xDrive 26 37 $54,190 $58,900
4-Door Sedan RWD ActiveHybrid 5 23 30 $56,490 $61,400
4-Door Sedan RWD 550i 17 25 $58,790 $63,900
4-Door Sedan AWD 550i xDrive 16 24 $60,905 $66,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$44,361
$45,540
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$47,700
$49,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$795 / month
$825 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Lexus GS has more distinction and better handling to match improved connectivity; even so, it's still playing catch-up. The 2014 BMW 5-Series is simultaneously a classic sport sedan and a technology-packed grand tourer.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
38 40.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
54.1 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 58.3
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 38.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.7 56.2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 41.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99 -
Front Hip Room (in)
54.5 -
Second Leg Room (in)
36.8 35.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62 63
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 -
Length, Overall (in)
190.7 193.4
Height, Overall (in)
57.3 57.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.6 64.1
Wheelbase (in)
112.2 116.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.4 73.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.3 14
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.1 13.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.2 13
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.4 18.5
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 39.2
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50VR17 P225/55VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/50VR17 P225/55VR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3795 3814
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 17 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 17 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
80 210
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
306 @ 6400 240 @ 5000
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-6 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Port/Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
277 @ 4800 260 @ 1250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5 L/211 2.0 L/122
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 27
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.23 1.29
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.67
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.18 3.29
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.72 3.14
Trans Order Code
NA 205
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.46 1.67
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.84
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.60 4.71
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.94 3.23
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.86 2.11
Trans Type
8 8
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Lexus GS 350 BMW 5 Series
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.0 6.7 (Est)
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-

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