Compare 2011 Lexus GS vs 2011 Mercedes-Benz E Class

2011 Lexus GS
2011 Mercedes-Benz E Class
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4-Door Sedan AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GS 350 4-Door Sedan AWD 18 25 $43,966 $48,850
GS 350 4-Door Sedan RWD 19 26 $42,210 $46,900
GS 450h 4-Door Sedan Hybrid 22 25 $53,056 $58,950
GS 460 4-Door Sedan 17 24 $49,279 $55,370
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2-Door Convertible E 350 RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
E-Class 2-Door Convertible E 350 RWD 17 25 $52,870 $56,850
E-Class 2-Door Convertible E 550 RWD 15 22 $60,264 $64,800
E-Class 2-Door Coupe E 350 RWD 17 26 $45,430 $48,850
E-Class 2-Door Coupe E 550 RWD 15 23 $51,568 $55,450
E-Class 4-Door Sedan E 350 Luxury 4MATIC 17 24 $48,267 $51,900
E-Class 4-Door Sedan E 350 Luxury BlueTEC RWD 22 33 $47,337 $50,900
E-Class 4-Door Sedan E 350 Luxury RWD 17 24 $45,942 $49,400
E-Class 4-Door Sedan E 350 Sport 4MATIC 17 24 $48,267 $51,900
E-Class 4-Door Sedan E 350 Sport BlueTEC RWD 22 33 $47,337 $50,900
E-Class 4-Door Sedan E 350 Sport RWD 17 24 $45,942 $49,400
E-Class 4-Door Sedan E 550 Luxury 4MATIC 15 23 $55,428 $59,600
E-Class 4-Door Sedan E 550 Luxury RWD 15 23 $53,103 $57,100
E-Class 4-Door Sedan E 550 Sport 4MATIC 15 23 $55,428 $59,600
E-Class 4-Door Sedan E 550 Sport RWD 15 23 $53,103 $57,100
E-Class 4-Door Sedan E 63 AMG RWD 13 20 $81,468 $87,600
E-Class 4-Door Wgn E 350 Luxury 4MATIC 16 23 $52,266 $56,200
E-Class 4-Door Wgn E 350 Sport 4MATIC 16 23 $52,266 $56,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$43,966
$52,870
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$48,850
$56,850
Monthly Payment Estimate
$814 / month
$948 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Lexus GS sedans are fast, refined, and well-appointed; but low points include a cramped backseat and, for the 450h Hybrid, lackluster fuel economy. The 2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan swings to the masculine side of the pendulum and sharpens its driving appeal in the process.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
36.4 32.9
Front Head Room (in)
37.8 40.2
Second Hip Room (in)
51.4 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 40.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
109.1 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
37.0 35.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 48.9
Front Leg Room (in)
43.5 42.0
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Front Hip Room (in)
54.4 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.7 70.3
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 60.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 3.0
Length, Overall (in)
190.7 185.0
Height, Overall (in)
56.5 55.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.6 60.8
Wheelbase (in)
112.2 108.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.2 11.5
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.1 x - TBD - 12.7 x 1.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.2 x - TBD - 11.8 x 0.9
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.8 22.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.5 14.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 35.3
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 3.0
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/50R17 P255/40R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/50R17 P235/45R17
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3969 3948
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
DI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
274 @ 3600 258 @ 2400 - 5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5L/210 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
303 @ 6200 268 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 17
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.59 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.52 4.38
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.40 1.92
Trans Type
6 7
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.22 3.42/2.23
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.04 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.73 2.82
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.73
Summary
Vehicle Name
Lexus GS 350 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 2 Door Convertible
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent 5-arm Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-link NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.3 9.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 4

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