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Compare 2013 Lexus GS vs 2013 Mercedes-Benz E Class

2013 Lexus GS
2013 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 19 26 $46,314 $49,800
GS 350 4-Door Sedan RWD 19 28 $43,945 $47,250
GS 450h 4-Door Sedan Hybrid 29 34 $55,291 $59,450
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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 19 28 $54,935 $59,070
E-Class 2-Door Convertible E 550 RWD 16 25 $61,585 $66,220
E-Class 2-Door Coupe E 350 4MATIC 19 27 $49,867 $53,620
E-Class 2-Door Coupe E 350 RWD 20 28 $47,542 $51,120
E-Class 2-Door Coupe E 550 RWD 17 27 $53,903 $57,960
E-Class 4-Door Sedan E 350 Luxury 4MATIC 19 29 $49,755 $53,500
E-Class 4-Door Sedan E 350 Luxury BlueTEC RWD 22 32 $48,546 $52,200
E-Class 4-Door Sedan E 350 Luxury RWD 20 30 $47,430 $51,000
E-Class 4-Door Sedan E 350 Sport 4MATIC 19 29 $49,755 $53,500
E-Class 4-Door Sedan E 350 Sport BlueTEC RWD 22 32 $48,546 $52,200
E-Class 4-Door Sedan E 350 Sport RWD 20 30 $47,430 $51,000
E-Class 4-Door Sedan E 400 Sport Hybrid RWD 24 30 $51,894 $55,800
E-Class 4-Door Sedan E 550 Sport 4MATIC 16 26 $56,172 $60,400
E-Class 4-Door Sedan E 63 AMG RWD 16 24 $83,514 $89,800
E-Class 4-Door Wgn E 350 Luxury 4MATIC 19 28 $53,661 $57,700
E-Class 4-Door Wgn E 350 Sport 4MATIC 19 28 $53,661 $57,700
E-Class 4-Door Wgn E 63 AMG RWD 15 23 $85,932 $92,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$46,314
$54,935
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$49,800
$59,070
Monthly Payment Estimate
$830 / month
$985 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 Lexus GS 350 gains a little confidence and connectivity, while its competition gains some weight and complexity. Better handling and interiors put the Mercedes-Benz E-Class back in benchmark status; a passel of new engines brings fuel economy to new heights.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
38.000 38.3
Second Hip Room (in)
54.100 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.300 54.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
109.1 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
37.800 36.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.700 47.8
Front Leg Room (in)
42.300 42.0
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Front Hip Room (in)
54.500 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
36.300 30.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62.000 60.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.700 3.0
Length, Overall (in)
190.700 185.0
Height, Overall (in)
57.900 55.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.600 60.8
Wheelbase (in)
112.200 108.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.400 70.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.300 11.5
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.100 x 1.200 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)
12.200 x 0.700 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)
17.400 17.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.2 14.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.200 35.3
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.800 3.0
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/50R17 P235/40R18
Spare Tire Size
T155/70D17 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50R17 P255/35R18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3980 3883
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 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
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
277 @ 4800 273 @ 3500-5250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5L/211 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
306 @ 6400 302 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 19
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.586 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.520 4.38
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.401 1.92
Trans Type
6 7
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.717 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.224 3.42/2.23
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.043 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.769 2.82
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic w/Manual Shift
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.73
Summary
Vehicle Name
Lexus GS 350 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Body Style
Sedan Convertible
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent 5-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-link w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - N/A
Suspension Type - Front
Independent 3-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.7 8.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 (2012) 6

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