Compare 2018 Kia K900 vs 2018 Lexus GS

2018 Kia K900
2018 Lexus GS
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V6 Luxury
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
K900 V6 Luxury 17 25 $55,593 $59,900
K900 V6 Premium 17 25 $47,069 $50,900
K900 V8 Luxury 15 22 $57,478 $61,900
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GS 300 F Sport RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GS GS 300 F Sport RWD 21 30 $47,447 $51,100
GS GS 300 RWD 22 32 $43,254 $46,510
GS GS 350 AWD 19 26 $47,025 $50,565
GS GS 350 F Sport AWD 19 27 $50,161 $54,005
GS GS 350 F Sport RWD 19 27 $48,561 $52,260
GS GS 350 RWD 20 28 $47,333 $50,895
GS GS 450h F Sport RWD 29 34 $63,824 $68,680
GS GS 450h RWD 29 34 $59,181 $63,635
GS F RWD 16 24 $78,447 $84,350
Pricing
Invoice Price
$55,593
$47,447
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$59,900
$51,100
Monthly Payment Estimate
$998 / month
$852 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.2
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Kia K900 is a premium, luxury sedan without much of an identity. The 2018 Lexus GS is a worthy rival to its German foes in terms of luxury and handling, but its engine lineup is falling behind the competition.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
55.9 54.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
38.2 36.8
Front Head Room (in)
40.2 38
Second Hip Room (in)
55.7 54.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.1 57.3
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 37.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
110.8 99
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.2 55.7
Front Leg Room (in)
45.9 42.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.1 62.6
Wheelbase (in)
119.9 112.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.8 72.4
Track Width, Front (in)
63.8 62
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 5.1
Length, Overall (in)
200.6 192.1
Height, Overall (in)
58.5 57.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.9 18.4
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.4 12.2
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.6 14
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.8 17.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.5 34.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P245/50VR18 P265/35VR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/50VR18 P235/40VR19
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4376 3805
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 19 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 19 X 9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
740 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 80
Engine
Displacement
3.8 L/231 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
311 @ 6000 241 @ 5800
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Port/Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
293 @ 5000 258 @ 1650
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 21
Transmission
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.61 1.86
Trans Type
8 8
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.23
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.27 4.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.40 2.72
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.56 0.69
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.19 1.46
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.67 4.60
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.64 0.82
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.91 3.13
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Kia K900 Lexus GS
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.8 7.4

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