Compare 2017 Audi A6 vs 2017 Lexus GS vs 2017 Mercedes-Benz E Class

2017 Audi A6
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2017 Lexus GS
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2017 Mercedes-Benz E Class
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2.0 TFSI Premium FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
A6 2.0 TFSI Premium FWD 24 34 $44,268 $47,600
A6 2.0 TFSI Premium Plus FWD 24 34 $44,268 $47,600
A6 2.0 TFSI Premium Plus quattro AWD 22 31 $46,314 $49,800
A6 2.0 TFSI Premium quattro AWD 22 31 $46,314 $49,800
A6 3.0 TFSI Competition Prestige quattro AWD 21 29 $62,868 $67,600
A6 3.0 TFSI Premium Plus quattro AWD 21 29 $54,498 $58,600
A6 3.0 TFSI Prestige quattro AWD 21 29 $54,498 $58,600
S6 4.0 TFSI Premium Plus 18 27 $65,938 $70,900
S6 4.0 TFSI Prestige 18 27 $65,938 $70,900
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GS 350 AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GS GS 350 AWD 19 26 $46,839 $50,365
GS GS 350 F Sport AWD 19 27 $52,534 $56,555
GS GS 350 F Sport RWD 19 27 $50,932 $54,810
GS GS 350 RWD 20 28 $47,147 $50,695
GS GS 450h F Sport RWD 29 34 $63,824 $68,680
GS GS 450h RWD 29 34 $59,181 $63,635
GS GS Turbo F Sport RWD 21 30 $50,127 $53,980
GS GS Turbo RWD 22 32 $43,068 $46,310
GS F RWD 16 24 $78,064 $83,940
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AMG E 43 4MATIC Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
E-Class AMG E 43 4MATIC Sedan 18 25 $67,332 $72,400
E-Class E 300 Luxury 4MATIC Sedan 22 29 $50,825 $54,650
E-Class E 300 Luxury RWD Sedan 22 30 $48,500 $52,150
E-Class E 300 Sport 4MATIC Sedan 22 29 $50,825 $54,650
E-Class E 300 Sport RWD Sedan 22 30 $48,500 $52,150
E-Class E 400 4MATIC Coupe 20 28 $53,057 $57,050
E-Class E 400 Luxury 4MATIC Wagon 19 25 $57,939 $62,300
E-Class E 400 RWD Convertible 20 29 $58,218 $62,600
E-Class E 400 RWD Coupe 20 29 $50,732 $54,550
E-Class E 400 Sport 4MATIC Wagon 19 25 $57,939 $62,300
E-Class E 550 RWD Convertible 17 25 $64,263 $69,100
E-Class E 550 RWD Coupe 18 26 $56,405 $60,650

Pricing

Invoice Price

$44,268
$46,839
$67,332

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$47,600
$50,365
$72,400

Monthly Payment Estimate

$793 / month
$839 / month
$1207 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

8.0
7.2
8.2

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2017 Audi A6 is a stellar mid-size luxury sedan; it's a bit sedate, but still good enough to compete with some flagship vehicles from other brands. The 2017 Lexus GS offers excellent handling, handsome looks, and a variety of powerplants, all at prices generally lower than its German competition. With the 2017 E-Class, Mercedes-Benz is pushing the boundaries of its autonomous driving technology, and backing it up with S-Class style.

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Fuel Economy

City

24 mpg 19 mpg 18 mpg

Highway

34 mpg 26 mpg 25 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Midsize Cars Midsize Cars Midsize Cars

Interior Dimensions

Passenger Volume (ft³)

97.2 99 -

Front Shoulder Room (in)

57.5 57.3 57.8

Second Leg Room (in)

37.4 36.8 35.8

Passenger Capacity

5 5 5

Front Leg Room (in)

41.3 42.3 41.3

Second Head Room (in)

37.8 37.8 38.2

Second Shoulder Room (in)

56.3 55.7 56.9

Front Head Room (in)

37.2 38 37.9

Second Hip Room (in)

- 54.1 -

Front Hip Room (in)

- 54.5 -

Exterior Dimensions

Length, Overall (in)

194.2 192.1 194.6

Height, Overall (in)

57.8 57.9 57

Track Width, Rear (in)

63.7 62.6 62.9

Wheelbase (in)

114.6 112.2 115.7

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

73.8 72.4 73.2

Track Width, Front (in)

64.1 62 64.1

Min Ground Clearance (in)

- 5.5 -

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

14.1 18.4 13.1

Brakes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

13.6 13.1 14.2

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

NA NA NA

Brake ABS System

4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Yes Yes Yes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

13 12.2 14.2

Brake Type

4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

NA NA NA

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes Yes

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

19.8 17.4 23.8

Steering

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

39 35.4 41.3

Steering Type

Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion

Tires

Front Tire Size

P245/45HR18 P235/45VR18 P245/40ZR19

Spare Tire Size

Compact Compact NA

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P245/45HR18 P235/45VR18 P275/35ZR19

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA NA

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

3858 3891 4145

Wheels

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Compact Compact NA

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

18 X 8 18 X 8 19 X 9

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

Steel Steel NA

Front Wheel Size (in)

18 X 8 18 X 8 19 X 8

Electrical

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

180 80 180

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

- - 850

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

273 @ 1600 280 @ 4800 384 @ 2500

Engine Order Code

NA NA NA

Displacement

2.0 L/121 3.5 L/211 3.0 L/183

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

252 @ 5000 311 @ 6400 396 @ 6100

Engine Type

Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Premium Unleaded V-6 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6

Fuel System

Gasoline Direct Injection Port/Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection

Mileage

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

28 22 21

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

34 26 25

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

24 19 18

Transmission

First Gear Ratio (:1)

3.19 3.52 5.50

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

4.23 3.77 3.07

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.52 1.40 2.31

Trans Type

7 6 9

Drivetrain

Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.74 0.72 1.21

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

2.75 3.22 4.93

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

2.19 2.04 3.33

Trans Order Code

NA NA 421

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

0.39 - 0.86

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.06 1.00 1.66

Trans Description Cont.

Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.51 0.59 1.00

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

- - 0.72

Summary

Vehicle Name

Audi A6 Lexus GS Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Body Style

Sedan Sedan 4MATIC Sedan

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Multi-Link Double Wishbone Strut

Suspension Type - Rear

Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front

Multi-Link Double Wishbone Strut

Emissions

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

6.3 8.0 8.4

Crash Test Ratings

Overall Rating

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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver

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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger

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Overall Side Crash Rating

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Side Barrier Rating

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Side Barrier Rating Driver

-

Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat

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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat

-

Combined Side Rating Front Seat

-

Combined Side Rating Rear Seat

-

Rollover Rating

-

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