When it comes to the full-size luxury sedan, there are few companies you can trust outside of Mercedes-Benz and Lexus. The E-Class and the Lexus ES are the entry-level full-size sedans of their respective brands, and they both provide exceptional comfort, style, and performance. Unfortunately, you can't drive both to work every day. So which one is a better investment? The 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class or the Lexus ES?
A quick walk around the outside of both of these cars will tell you that these cars are more than similar. In terms of dimensions, they are almost identical, within an inch or two differences in all directions except for wheelbase. The wheelbase on the Mercedes-Benz is actually more than 5 inches longer than that of the Lexus ES. This extra room between the front and back wheels offers more stability and more comfort in everyday driving situations.
2017 Mercedes-Benz E 300 Sedan
2017 Lexus ES350 Sedan
|2.0L Turbo I4
The 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class and the Lexus ES also share similar performance characteristics, such as power and torque, but the two competing companies took different routes to get there. In the Lexus, you will find a bulky 3.5L V6. Natural aspiration has its benefits, such as longer overall life and a deep sound, but it can't keep up with the 2.0L turbocharged inline 4-cylinder engine in the Mercedes-Benz.
Turbocharging allows the E-Class to produce almost the same amount of power with just a little over half of the displacement. What's more, using a smaller engine makes the E-Class more efficient than the ES350. Both the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and the Lexus ES are outstanding automobiles, but If we had to put our money down on one alone, it would have to be the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E 300. If you have any questions about why this is the best entry-level full-size luxury sedan in the market, come to Mercedes-Benz of Scottsdale today to take one for a test drive.
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