The Lexus GS goes up against some of the best cars on the market, the mid-size luxury cars from Europe and the U.S., and acquits itself well.
BMW’s 5-Series is brand new; its turbo-6 is a much stronger engine than Lexus’ naturally aspirated V-6, and it’s turbo-4 is stronger than Lexus’ version.
The Mercedes-Benz E-class is also new, and it is the benchmark for interior elegance and luxury.
The E-Class also offers a vast array of models and body styles.
Audi’s A6 is aging, and we prefer its coupe-like A7 sibling.
Still, its supercharged V-6 is strong, it offers lots of cachet, and it has plenty of tech features.
The Cadillac CTS is a great entry from America.
We like the styling and the Caddy takes a backseat to no rival in terms of handling.
The Infiniti Q70 is is similar to the GS with its V-6 power and Japanese roots, but it has a coarse engine and Infiniti lacks the prestige of its rivals.
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|16 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy||14 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy|
|Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-4||Turbocharged Gas I4||Premium Unleaded V-6||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4|
|Midsize Cars||Midsize Cars||Mid-Size Cars||Mid-Size||Midsize Cars||Midsize Cars|
|GS 300 RWD||2.0 TFSI Premium FWD||530e iPerformance Plug-In Hybrid||4-Door Sedan 2.0L Turbo RWD||3.7 LUXE RWD||E 300 RWD Sedan|
|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|
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