The 2008 Lexus GS 350 is considerably sportier in feel than the standard E350, with a suspension that's more firmly tuned and exhibiting an increased high-performance sensation.
It also comes across as more performance-oriented than the A6, lining up the S6 as a fitter competitor, with its 340-horsepower V-8 that takes on the GS 460.
But the S6 has all-wheel drive, a feature that's not available on the GS 460.
The BMW 5-Series is the most natural competitor; compared to the GS, the BMW also has a firm ride and rather cramped backseat, along with some high-tech options (including night vision, which isn't available on the GS), but its steering is more direct.
Infiniti's M sedans, the M35 and M45, are also rivals to the GS.
They have much roomier interiors but a similar, sporty driving feel, with powerful engines and electronic driving aids, although interior noise is a bigger issue on the M than any of these rivals.
Altogether, it's less of a family conveyance than most of these cars, due to its interior, but it packs a lot of driving enjoyment.
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|18 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||14 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy||11 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||12 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V6||Gas V10||Gas I6||Gas V6|
|4-Door Sedan RWD||4-Door Sedan||4-Door Sedan 528i RWD||4-Door Sedan Sport 3.5L RWD|
|Rear Wheel Drive||All-Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan|
|Automatic w/OD||Automatic||Manual||Automatic w/OD|
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