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2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class vs 2016 Lexus GS

2016 Mercedes-Benz E350

VS 2016 Lexus GS350
$53,100 MSRP $50,000
3.5L V6 Engine 3.5L V6
302 Horsepower 311
20/29 MPG City/Hwy Efficiency 20/29 MPG City Hwy

 

2016 Mercedes-Benz E350 MB-Tex Leather Seats

2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class vs 2016 Lexus GS

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class vs 2016 Lexus GS comparison is one that is almost irrelevant because of the plethora of similarities between the two models. It is obvious that these cars are direct competitors because the most significant difference is the fact that they are made by separate companies. The similarities between these two sedans outnumber the differences by more than 200%, but there are a few incongruences that may influence your final purchase decision. 

For simplicity and accuracy, this comparison focuses on the two most similar trim models of the GS and the E-Class. As it turns out, the most popular trim for both vehicles is the 350. Both the GS350 and the E350 feature a 3.5L engine, producing about 300 horsepower and 300 lb-ft of torque. The two vehicles are exactly the same length and they claim the exact same gas mileage in the city and on the highway. Actually, the advantages of each sedan aren't actually apparent until you get behind the wheel.

Quality Over Quantity

The Lexus GS has a slight advantage over the E-Class in terms of power. It isn't really enough power to make a difference in acceleration, but it is enough for Lexus to look  better on paper. One thing that is noticeable, however, is the extra interior space in the E-Class. The E350 is a little bit taller and a little bit wider. When you sit inside both vehicles, you will appreciate the extra head and shoulder room offered by Mercedes-Benz and you will find that it doesn't interfere with any of the performance aspects of the car. In the end, the $3,000 you save on the Lexus does not make up for the extra handling and interior space you get in the Mercedes-Benz. If you have any questions or comments about this 2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class vs 2016 Lexus GS comparison, we would like to hear them! Contact us today at Mercedes-Benz of Scottsdale!

2016 Lexus GS350 Black Dashboard