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.
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|2016 Lexus GSBrowse Used Listings||2016 Audi A6Browse Used Listings||2016 BMW 5-SeriesBrowse Used Listings||2016 Cadillac CTSBrowse Used Listings||2016 INFINITI Q70Browse Used Listings||2016 Mercedes-Benz E ClassBrowse Used Listings|
|16 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy||14 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy||14 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 42 MPG Hwy|
|Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Turbocharged Gas I4||Premium Unleaded V-6||Twin Turbo Diesel I-4|
|Mid-Size Cars||Mid-Size Cars||Mid-Size Cars||Mid-Size||Mid-Size Cars||Mid-Size Cars|
|4-Door Sedan F Sport RWD||4-Door Sedan FrontTrak 2.0T Premium||4-Door Sedan 528i RWD||4-Door Sedan 2.0L Turbo RWD||4-Door Sedan V6 RWD||4-Door Sedan E 250 BlueTEC Sport RWD|
|Rear Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Sedan||Sedan||Sedan||4 Door Sedan||Sedan||Sedan|
|Automatic w/OD||Auto-Shift Manual w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD|
|Detailed Spec Comparison|
|2016 Lexus GS vs. 2016 Audi A6||2016 Lexus GS vs. 2016 BMW 5-Series||2016 Lexus GS vs. 2016 Cadillac CTS||2016 Lexus GS vs. 2016 INFINITI Q70||2016 Lexus GS vs. 2016 Mercedes-Benz E Class|