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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Hybrid
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Hybrid 32 28 $55,291 $59,450
4-Door Sedan E350 Luxury RWD *Ltd Avail*
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe RWD E350 20 28 $47,542 $51,120
2-Door Coupe 4MATIC E350 19 27 $49,867 $53,620
2-Door Coupe RWD E550 17 27 $53,903 $57,960
2-Door Cabriolet RWD E350 19 28 $54,935 $59,070
2-Door Cabriolet RWD E550 16 25 $61,585 $66,220
4-Door Sedan RWD E350 Luxury 20 30 $47,430 $51,000
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E350 Luxury 19 29 $49,755 $53,500
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 RWD E350 Sport 20 30 $47,430 $51,000
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E350 Sport 19 29 $49,755 $53,500
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E550 Sport 16 26 $56,172 $60,400
4-Door Sedan RWD E63 AMG 16 24 $83,514 $89,800
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC E350 Luxury 19 28 $53,661 $57,700
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC E350 Sport 19 28 $53,661 $57,700
4-Door Wagon RWD E63 AMG 15 23 $85,932 $92,400
4-Door Sedan Hybrid RWD E400 Sport 24 30 $51,894 $55,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$55,291
$47,430
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$59,450
$51,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$991 / month
$850 / month
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line It's not one of Toyota's most efficient hybrids, but the Lexus GS 450h does give luxury shoppers an option in the mid-size segment. 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
Fuel Economy - City 32 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 37.800 38.2
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) 110.500 - TBD -
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) 5.500 5.75
Length, Overall (in) 190.700 191.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.200 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 Electric 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 - TBD - NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P225/50R17 P245/45R17
Rear Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Front Tire Size P225/50R17 P245/45R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 165
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4190 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) T155/70D17 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 338 Combined 302 @ 6500
Engine Type Gas/Electric V6 Gas V6
Fuel System Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM - TBD - 273 @ 3500-5250
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.5L/211 3.5L/213
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 32 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 30 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 30
Transmission
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.42/2.23
Second Gear Ratio (:1) NA 2.86
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.266 3.07
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.37
Trans Description Cont. Continuously Variable Ratio Automatic w/Manual Shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 4.38
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.92
Trans Type 1 7
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.73
Summary
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name Lexus GS 450h Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link 5-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - N/A
Suspension Type - Front Double-Wishbone 3-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - N/A
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 (2012) 6
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.1 8.0
 
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