2019 Lexus GS vs. Its Competition

2019 Lexus GS
Aaron Cole Aaron Cole Managing Editor

Among mid-size luxury sedans, the BMW 5-Series and Mercedes-Benz E Class are bestsellers and thought-leaders.

Both offer better levels of tech and a wider range of powertrains, including some hybrids, but cost more than the GS.

The Audi A6 is new for 2019 and offers the most tech of all three, but its styling is far more restrained.

The Jaguar XF looks the part—especially as a wagon—but its engines don’t feel as refined as the bunch.

The Cadillac CTS is withering and deals on the outgoing sedan should be plentiful.

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#7 in Wagons
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2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 coupe2019 Mercedes-Benz E Class
#1 in Coupes
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Quick Specs
5.6
The 2019 Lexus GS is a handsome mid-size luxury sedan with value on its side.
7.0
The 2019 Audi A6 is a mid-size luxury sedan that skips flash and fast for a comfortable ride with an understated exterior.
7.0
The 2019 BMW 5-Series is a luxury mid-size sedan with a historic name but a bright future ahead.
6.5
The 2019 Cadillac CTS reminds us just how good sports sedans can be.
6.2
The 2019 Jaguar XF mid-size luxury sedan is even better as a wagon; a well-earned break from the crossover craze.
7.8
With two new engine options, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class reminds us that life is good at the top.
MSRP From     
$46,860$58,900$53,400$46,995$49,965$53,500
Gas Mileage     
19 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 42 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric V-6Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-4Turbocharged Gas I4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Mid-Size CarsMid-Size CarsMid-Size CarsMid-SizeMid-Size CarsMid-Size Cars
Style Name     
GS 300 RWDPremium 55 TFSI quattro530e iPerformance Plug-In Hybrid4-Door Sedan 2.0L Turbo RWDSedan 25t Premium RWDE 300 RWD Sedan
Drivetrain     
Rear Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Sedanquattro SedanSedan4 Door SedanSedanSedan
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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