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
Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
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
Passenger Volume (ft³)
97.2 99 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.5 57.3 57.8
Front Hip Room (in)
- 54.5 -
Second Hip Room (in)
- 54.1 -
Exterior Dimensions
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
Length, Overall (in)
194.2 192.1 194.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.5 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.1 18.4 13.1
Brakes
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
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.6 13.1 14.2
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.8 17.4 23.8
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39 35.4 41.3
Tires
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
Front Tire Size
P245/45HR18 P235/45VR18 P245/40ZR19
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3858 3891 4145
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact NA
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 80 180
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- - 850
Engine
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
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
273 @ 1600 280 @ 4800 384 @ 2500
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
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
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
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.19 3.52 5.50
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.23 3.77 3.07
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- - 0.72
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan 4MATIC Sedan
Vehicle Name
Audi A6 Lexus GS Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Suspension
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
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
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
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
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