2017 Lexus GS 350 vs. Its Competition

2017 Lexus GS
Kirk Bell Kirk Bell Senior Editor

The Lexus GS takes on some of the finest cars on the planet and acquits itself well.

The Mercedes-Benz E-class is new and it sets the standard for interior quality while offering a great breadth of models and body styles.

The BMW 5-Series is also brand new, and it's hard not to love BMW's turbo-6s.

While we prefer its coupe-like A7 cousin, the fine Audi A6 can be equipped with front- or all-wheel drive, a supercharged V-6, S-line sport trim, and a host of tech features.

The Cadillac CTS boasts outstanding style, excellent interior quality, and top-notch handling.

The Infiniti Q70 is an obvious alternative to the GS, with style and V-6 power, but suffers from a coarse engine note—further, in this group, the Infiniti badge may not have enough cachet for some buyers.

2017 Lexus GS2017 Lexus GS 350
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2017 Audi A6 (European spec)2017 Audi A6
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2017 BMW 5-Series2017 BMW 5-Series
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2017 Cadillac CTS2017 Cadillac CTS
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2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class (E300)2017 Mercedes-Benz E Class
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Quick Specs
7.2
The 2017 Lexus GS offers excellent handling, handsome looks, and a variety of powerplants, all at prices generally lower than its German competition.
8.0
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.
7.8
The 2017 BMW 5-Series may do for tech sedans what turn-of-the-century 5-Series did for sport sedans.
7.5
The 2017 Cadillac CTS should be on any shoppers short list for mid-size luxury
8.2
With the 2017 E-Class, Mercedes-Benz is pushing the boundaries of its autonomous driving technology, and backing it up with S-Class style.
MSRP From    
N/A$47,600$51,200$45,995$52,150
Gas Mileage    
21 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy
Engine    
N/AIntercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Turbocharged Gas I4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class    
N/AMid-Size CarsMid-Size CarsMid-SizeMid-Size Cars
Style Name    
N/A2.0 TFSI Premium FWD530i Sedan4-Door Sedan 2.0L Turbo RWDE 300 Luxury RWD Sedan
Drivetrain    
N/AFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
N/A5555
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
N/ASedanSedan4 Door SedanSedan
Transmission    
N/AAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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