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
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Front (in)
62 63
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 -
Length, Overall (in)
190.7 193.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.3 14
Brakes
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
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.1 13.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.4 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 39.2
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/50VR17 P225/55VR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50VR17 P225/55VR17
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3795 3814
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 17 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
80 210
Engine
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
306 @ 6400 240 @ 5000
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-6 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 34
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Lexus GS 350 BMW 5 Series
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
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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