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.

2019 Lexus GS2020 Lexus GS2020 Audi A62020 Audi A6
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2020 BMW 5-Series2020 BMW 5-SeriesGet Your Price2020 Jaguar XF2020 Jaguar XF
#4 in Wagons
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2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class2020 Mercedes-Benz E Class
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5.6
The 2020 Lexus GS is a stylish, sporty sedan for nonconformists.
7.2
The 2020 Audi A6 is as good as mid-size luxury sedans get—for those still shopping sedans.
7.3
The 2020 BMW 5-Series is the goldilocks mid-sizer with a roundel on the hood: comfortable, powerful, and luxurious.
6.2
Especially in wagon form, the 2020 Jaguar XF is an appealing luxury car for those of us not totally sold on SUVs.
7.7
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.
7.2
The 2020 Volvo S90 is a mid-size luxury sedan that's an antidote for buyers wary of the German same-ness.
MSRP From     
$51,065$54,900$53,900$51,100$54,050$50,550
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 Hwy21 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Premium Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-4Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Turbo/Supercharger Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Mid-Size CarsMid-Size CarsCompact CarsMid-Size CarsMid-Size CarsMid-Size Cars
Style Name     
GS 350 AWDPremium 45 TFSI quattro530e iPerformance Plug-In HybridSedan 25t Premium RWDE 350 RWD SedanT6 AWD Momentum
Drivetrain     
All WheelAll WheelRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll Wheel
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Sedanquattro SedanSedanSedanSedanSedan
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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