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2018 Mercedes-Benz E 300 vs 2018 Lexus GS 300

2018 Mercedes-Benz E 300 vs 2018 Lexus GS 300

A long-standing symbol of intelligence and innovation, E-Class is renowned for its class, sophistication, and craftsmanship. Available in four body styles, the E-Class appeals to a wide range of driving needs. The E 300, the base model for the sedan, is the most affordable E-Class. This 2018 Mercedes-Benz E 300 vs 2018 Lexus GS 300 comparison highlights how it performs against the competition.

A luxury car purchase gets you what you paid for, so don’t shy from the E 300’s steeper price tag as this indicates high-value—the E 300 is packed with plenty of features and amenities to enjoy for the ultimate luxury driving experience. Both models are equipped with the same size engine and deliver identical horsepower output, but the E 300 delivers significantly more torque. The GS 300, however, achieves slightly better highway fuel economy. Come and test drive the E 300—the decision will be easy.

2018 Mercedes-Benz E 300 VS 2018 Lexus GS 300
$52,950* Starting MSRP $46,310
One Option: 2.0L inline-4 turbo Engine Options One Option: 2.0L inline-4 turbo
241 horsepower & 273 lb-ft of torque Max. Horsepower & Torque 241 horsepower & 258 lb-ft of torque
Up to 22 city / 30 highway Max. Fuel Economy (MPG) Up to 22 city / 32 highway 


2018 E 300 Standard Features and Amenities

The E 300 is the base model of the E-Class Sedan. Luxury base models, however, are anything but basic—the E 300 boasts numerous innovative entertainment and safety systems and several comfort and convenience amenities to enhance the drive. Some of the E 300’s standard features are listed below.

  • 12.3” high-resolution central display
  • COMAND® System with navigation and touchpad controller
  • 3 years of navigation map updates and live traffic service
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • 64-color LED ambient lighting
  • 5 years of Mercedes-Benz mbrace® Connect
  • HomeLink® garage door opener
  • Car-to-X Communication
  • LED daytime running lights
  • ...and much more!

*MSRP does/does not include transportation charge. Excludes options, taxes, title, registration, [and dealer prep]. Options, model availability, and price may vary. [See dealer for details.]

2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class by the ocean
2018 Mercedes-Benz E-300's cabin
View of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz E 300 from the rear
Steering wheel in the 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class