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2008 Lexus GS 350 vs. Its Competition

 
2008 Lexus GS 350
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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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The 2008 Lexus GS sport sedans have their flaws--most notably, a cramped interior--but like no other, they wrap edgy performance with some of today's top technology.
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The 2008 Audi S6 offers driving thrills that few sedans can match -- and a V-10 heart that would be right at home in a Lamborghini.
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The 5-Series sedans and wagons aren't the most practical or the best values in their class, but they're very enjoyable to drive.
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If you appreciate luxury and complex engineering solutions, then you'll love the 2008 Mercedes-Benz E-Class.
MSRP From   
$44,550$72,350$44,600$51,200
Gas Mileage   
18 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy11 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy
Engine   
Gas V6Gas V10Gas I6Gas V6
EPA Class   
Mid-SizeMidsizeMid-SizeMid-Size
Style Name   
4-Door Sedan RWD4-Door Sedan4-Door Sedan 528i RWD4-Door Sedan Luxury 3.5L RWD
Drivetrain   
Rear Wheel DriveAll-Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
5555
Passenger Doors   
N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style   
4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan
Transmission   
Automatic w/ODAutomaticManualAutomatic w/OD
 
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