Compare 2014 Lexus GS 450h vs 2014 Mercedes-Benz E Class

2014 Lexus GS 450h
2014 Mercedes-Benz E Class
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4-Door Sedan Hybrid
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Hybrid 29 34 $56,200 $60,430
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4-Door Sedan RWD E250 BlueTEC Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD E250 BlueTEC Luxury 28 45 $47,802 $51,400
4-Door Sedan RWD E250 BlueTEC Sport 28 45 $47,802 $51,400
4-Door Sedan RWD E350 Luxury 21 30 $48,267 $51,900
4-Door Sedan RWD E350 Sport 21 30 $48,267 $51,900
2-Door Coupe RWD E350 21 30 $48,546 $52,200
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E250 BlueTEC Luxury 27 42 $50,127 $53,900
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E250 BlueTEC Sport 27 42 $50,127 $53,900
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E350 Luxury 21 29 $50,592 $54,400
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E350 Sport 21 29 $50,592 $54,400
2-Door Coupe 4MATIC E350 21 29 $50,871 $54,700
4-Door Sedan Hybrid RWD E400 Sport 24 30 $52,731 $56,700
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC E350 Luxury 19 26 $54,498 $58,600
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC E350 Sport 19 26 $54,498 $58,600
2-Door Coupe RWD E550 18 26 $54,870 $59,000
2-Door Cabriolet RWD E350 19 28 $55,986 $60,200
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E550 Sport 17 26 $57,102 $61,400
2-Door Cabriolet RWD E550 17 26 $62,589 $67,300
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E63 AMG 16 23 $86,276 $92,770
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E63 AMG S-Model 16 23 $92,786 $99,770
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC E63 AMG 15 21 $95,204 $102,370
Pricing
Invoice Price
$56,200
$47,802
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$60,430
$51,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1007 / month
$857 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
What, me worry? The Mercedes-Benz E-Class reasserts its alpha status with a tighter forehead, a greener turbodiesel, and a pair of all-wheel-drive AMGs.
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Fuel Economy
City
29 mpg 28 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 45 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
54.1 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 57.8
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 38.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.7 56.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 41.3
Front Hip Room (in)
54.5 -
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
36.8 35.8
Front Head Room (in)
38 37.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62 63
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 5.8
Length, Overall (in)
190.7 192.1
Height, Overall (in)
57.3 57.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.6 63.7
Wheelbase (in)
112.2 113.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.4 73
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.2 15.9
Brakes
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 11.8
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.1 12.7
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.4 21.1
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.8 36.9
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50ZR17 P245/45HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/50ZR17 P245/45HR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4190 4200
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
Engine
Fuel System
Port/Direct Injection Diesel Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
254 @ 4600 369 @ 1600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5 L/211 2.1 L/131
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
338 @ 6000 195 @ 3800
Engine Type
Gas/Electric V-6 Twin Turbo Diesel I-4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
29 28
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
31 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 45
Transmission
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.27 2.23
Trans Type
1 7
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.73
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.00
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.86
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.37
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- 4.38
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.92
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Lexus GS 450h Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.9 6.2 (Est)
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 850
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 180
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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