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2010 Lexus GS 350 vs. Its Competition

 
2010 Lexus GS 350 4-door Sedan RWD Angular Front Exterior View
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There’s little doubt that the BMW 5-Series is one of the top rivals that Lexus has in mind with the GS sedans.

The 2010 5-Series is also very tech-focused, and it's now more comfort-oriented than it’s been in the past, though a new 5-Series is on the way for 2011.

Infiniti's M sedans, the M35 and M45, are actually its closest rivals in execution.

Compared to the GS, the M35/45 has a roomier interior 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.

Cadillac’s CTS is a little bit smaller and more performance-focused, with excellent handling and performance, as well as a unique interior style.

The Lexus GS models also come across as more performance-oriented than the A6, lining up more closely with the 340-horsepower, V-8-powered S6, which takes on the GS 460.

But the S6 has all-wheel drive, a feature that's not available on the GS 460 (only the 350).

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class, recently redesigned, is softer and more comfort-oriented than the 2010 GS.

For the 2010 Lexus GS 450h, its leading rival is likely the Mercedes-Benz E320 BlueTec.

With a clean-diesel engine, the BlueTec gets much better fuel economy than the 450h, and it’s the more fitting choice for long-haul highway driving.

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Respectable performance and top technology make the 2010 Lexus GS 350 and GS 460 worthwhile sport sedans, but low points include a cramped backseat and a GS 450h hybrid model that fails to wow for fuel economy.
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Whether as a sedan or wagon, the 2010 BMW 5-Series is a distinctly sportier, tech-savvy alternative to luxury rivals-without giving up any comfort.
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The 2010 Cadillac CTS takes an edgy, American approach to European performance-and style, with the stunning CTS Sport Wagon.
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The 2010 Infiniti M sedans reward drivers with Germanic handling and acceleration, though it's hard to pick them out from a crowd.
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The 2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan swings to the masculine side of the pendulum and sharpens its driving appeal in the process.
MSRP From     
$45,600$76,100$45,950$35,165$45,800$48,050
Gas Mileage     
18 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Gas V6Gas V10Gas I6N/AGas V6Gas V6
EPA Class     
Mid-SizeMidsizeMid-SizeN/A4-door Large CarSub-Compact
Style Name     
4-Door Sedan RWD4-Door Sedan Prestige4-Door Sedan 528i RWD4-Door Sedan 3.0L Eco Lux Collection RWD35 4-Door Sedan RWD2-Door Coupe E350 RWD
Drivetrain     
Rear Wheel DriveAll-Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveN/ARear-Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555N/A54
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4 Door SedanN/A4-door Sedan2 Door Coupe
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAutomaticManualN/AAutomaticAutomatic w/OD

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