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2009 Lexus GS 460 vs. Its Competition

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2009 Lexus GS 460
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Although the BMW 5-Series is clearly in Lexus’ sights with the 2009 GS, Infiniti's M sedans, the M35 and M45, are 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.

The Lexus GS models also come 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 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 and it comes across as a well-rounded rival that may suit a wider range of drivers than the GS.

The 2009 Lexus GS 350 is considerably sportier in feel than the standard Mercedes E350, with a suspension that's more firmly tuned.

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The 2009 Lexus GS sport sedans wrap edgy performance and top technology into a car that’s very enjoyable to drive but a bit cramped compared to its rivals.
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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   
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Gas Mileage   
17 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy11 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy
Engine   
Gas V8Gas V10Gas I6Gas V6
EPA Class   
Mid-SizeMidsizeMid-SizeMid-Size
Style Name   
4-Door Sedan4-Door Sedan4-Door Sedan 528i RWD4-Door Sedan Sport 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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