2020 Lexus GS vs. Its Competition

2019 Lexus GS
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

European automakers benefit from a relatively healthy luxury sedan market at home, something that helps them justify continued investment in their four-doors.

That’s why the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, for instance, boasts a broad lineup with several engine and body style choices.

The Benz is pricey, but worth it in most ways.

So too is the classy BMW 5-Series, which may not be as magical as BMWs past but still thrills when called upon.

The sleek, refined Audi A6 offers a strong value and most versions come with all-wheel drive.

We’re still smitten with the comfortable, refined Volvo S90, and its price tag makes it a relative bargain.

The Jaguar XF lineup shrinks a bit this year, but the big four-door is still worth a look for its personality.

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Quick Specs
The 2020 Lexus GS is a stylish, sporty sedan for nonconformists.
The 2020 Audi A6 is as good as mid-size luxury sedans get—for those still shopping sedans.
The 2020 BMW 5-Series is the goldilocks mid-sizer with a roundel on the hood: comfortable, powerful, and luxurious.
Especially in wagon form, the 2020 Jaguar XF is an appealing luxury car for those of us not totally sold on SUVs.
It's good to be the king: There's a reason the 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class family of cars still rules the mid-size luxury roost.
The 2020 Volvo S90 is a mid-size luxury sedan that's an antidote for buyers wary of the German same-ness.
MSRP From     
Gas Mileage     
16 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy
Premium Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-4Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Midsize CarsMidsize CarsCompact CarsMidsize CarsMidsize CarsMidsize Station Wagons
Style Name     
GS 350 AWDPremium 45 TFSI quattro530e iPerformance Plug-In HybridSedan 25t Premium RWDE 350 RWD SedanT5 FWD R-Design
All Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
Sedanquattro SedanSedanSedanSedanWagon
Automatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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