2016 Lexus GS vs. Its Competition

2016 Lexus GS 200t

It's hard not to love BMW's turbo sixes, and the M5 dazzles with its rev-matching manual.

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 recently redesigned Cadillac CTS boasts outstanding style, improved rear-seat room, and excellent interior quality.

The Infiniti Q70 is an obvious alternative to the GS, with great handling, 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.

Finally, there's a new E-Class emerging for 2017—but the outgoing model still excels in big-car handling and in the sheer breadth of its offerings.

2016 Lexus GS 200t2016 Lexus GS
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2015 Audi A62016 Audi A6
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2014 BMW M52016 BMW 5-Series
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2016 Cadillac CTS2016 Cadillac CTS
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2016 Infiniti Q70 Premium Select Edition2016 INFINITI Q70
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2016 Mercedes-Benz E250 BlueTec2016 Mercedes-Benz E Class
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Quick Specs
The 2016 Lexus GS F rivals the Germans for top-level handling, but hybrids and the turbo-four GS 200t pack fewer thrills.
The 2016 Audi A6 builds on an already impressive set of features, abilities, and styling to yield a safe, fun, high-tech luxury sedan.
The 2016 BMW M5 is the king of the 5-Series mountain, which isn't a bad place to be. It just may not be king of the sports sedan mountain anymore.
The 2016 Cadillac CTS sedan is a stunning luxury sedan that drives as well or better than its European rivals.
The 2016 Infiniti Q70—especially in its long-wheelbase form—poses an interesting alternative to conservative German luxury sedans.
The 2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class offers elegant comfort and luxury in several flavors, with a thrifty diesel and a high-performance V-8 for those at either end of the spectrum.
MSRP From     
Gas Mileage     
16 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 42 MPG Hwy
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Turbocharged Gas I4Premium Unleaded V-6Twin Turbo Diesel I-4
EPA Class     
Midsize CarsMidsize CarsMidsize CarsMid-SizeMidsize CarsMidsize Cars
Style Name     
4-Door Sedan F Sport RWD4-Door Sedan FrontTrak 2.0T Premium4-Door Sedan 528i RWD4-Door Sedan 2.0L Turbo RWD4-Door Sedan V6 RWD4-Door Sedan E 250 BlueTEC Sport RWD
Rear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
SedanSedanSedan4 Door SedanSedanSedan
Automatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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