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    Comparison: 2017 Lexus GS 350 vs 2017 Mercedes-Benz E300

    Comparison: 2017 Lexus GS 350 vs 2017 Mercedes-Benz E300

    San Jose is an exceptional place, so it’s no surprise that our drivers demand exceptional vehicles. Whether you’re looking for a reliable family ride to cruise the streets of Willow Glen or Silver Creek Valley, or need a comfortable sedan for the commute to Silicon Valley, Lexus Stevens Creek can guide you in the right direction.

    Drivers shopping for a luxury sedan often ask us the difference between the 2017 Lexus GS 350 and the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E300. Below we’ve listed some of the details that set these two popular cars apart:


    Lexus GS 350

    The 2017 GS 350 comes standard with the Lexus Safety System+, which includes a Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, All-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, intelligent high beams, Lane Keep Assist, and Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist. The GS 350 features standard LED headlights and daytime running lights and an Adaptive Front Lighting System, as well as Lexus Enform Safety Connect, Service Connect, and Remote apps.

    Entertainment and convenience features include dual-zone climate control with air filter and smog sensor, Lexus Memory System for drivers, power moonroof, auto-dimming mirrors, 10-way power adjustable front seats, backup camera, Lexus Display Audio, and a 12-speaker Premium Sound System.

    Mercedes-Benz E300

    The 2017 E300 comes with the option to add a rearview camera, Blind Spot Assist, Parking Pilot, and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert. It comes standard with adaptive braking technology, predictive brake priming, and LED daytime running lights. Other safety technologies are available in the Premium 3 Package of features.

    The E300 features standard dual-zone climate control, power front seats with three-position memory, LED ambient lighting, auto-dimming mirrors, a 12.3-inch high-res color central screen, COMAND hard-drive navigation, and a FrontBass audio system. The Mercedes E-Class does not come available with a moonroof.


    Lexus GS 350

    The 2017 GS 350 is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine, mated to an 8-speed Sport Direct-Shift transmission with paddle shifters (rear-wheel drive models), or a 6-speed paddle-shift transmission (all-wheel drive models). The powertrain makes 311 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque, which, combined with its lightweight aluminum structure makes it exceptionally fun to zip around the streets of San Jose. RWD models go from zero to 60 in 5.7 seconds, while AWD models have a zero-to-60 time of 5.8 seconds.

    According to EPA estimates, the 2017 GS 350 rear-wheel drive gets 20 MPG city and 29 MPG highway, while all-wheel drive models get 19 MPG city and 27 MPG highway.

    Mercedes-Benz E300

    The 2017 E300 has a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 engine, mated to a 9G-TRONIC 9-speed automatic transmission with shift paddles. The system makes 241 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque, and goes from zero to 60 in 6.2 seconds.

    The E300 RWD gets an EPA-estimated 22 MPG city and 30 MPG highway, while the AWD gets 22 MPG city and 29 MPG highway.


    Lexus GS 350

    Starting at $50,365 MSRP

    Mercedes-Benz E300

    Starting at $52,150 MSRP


    COMPARISON: 2016 Lexus GS vs. 2016 Mercedes E-Class

    There's no contesting that a luxury sedan is the ultimate vehicle for the driver who expects quality and performance, without sacrificing style.

    If you're comparing the 2016 Lexus GS with the Mercedes-Benz E-class, you're likely to see some similarities. While the Mercedes has long been a favorite of those with high standards, its status is being challenged lately by vehicles with better design and features. Here's our side-by-side comparison of the Lexus GS and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.


    Lexus GS

    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gives the Lexus GS best-possible scores in tests for moderate overlap frontal collision, side crash, and roof strength.  

     The all-new Lexus GS comes standard with a plethora of safety features, including brake assist, electronic stability control, traction control, blind-spot monitoring, auto-leveling headlight, backup camera, anti-theft system and child safety locks - not to mention a full-suite airbag and seatbelt system.

    Premium safety options include a lane-departure warning, pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, all-speed dynamic radar cruise control, and intelligent high-beam headlamps.

    Mercedes-Benz E-Class
    The IIHS gave the E-Class similarly good scores in all crash tests.

    The E-Class comes standard with electronic stability control, brake assist, traction control, vehicle anti-theft system, and airbag and seatbelt system. The luxury sedan also includes child safety locks, integrated turn signal mirrors, and a hands-free communication system.


    Lexus GS
    The first-ever turbocharged GS 200t comes standard with everything you'd expect from a luxury car, including cruise control, auto-off headlights, leather steering wheel, universal garage door opener, keyless entry and mirror memory. The GS350 comes with rain-sensing wipers, leather seats, a navigation system and heated and cooled seats.

    Drivers can also opt for rear parking assistance, heated rear seats and rear-controlled audio and AC adjustment.

    On the entertainment side, the GS is fully stocked with HD radio, MP3 player, satellite radio, on-board hands-free communication and a wireless phone hook-up for optimal connectivity. You can also opt for the Marc Levinson® Premium Surround Sound Audio System.

    Mercedes-Benz E-Class
    The E-Class comes with standard climate control, dual-zone AC, driver-seat lumbar support, a leather steering wheel, on-board hands-free communication system, power passenger seat and cruise control.

    Buyers willing to add premium options can also get leather seats, keyless start, and heated front seats.

    For entertainment, the E-class offers an AM/FM stereo, CD player, auxiliary audio input. Premium entertainment options include a deluxe sound system, satellite radio, MP3 player and entertainment system with all the expected bells and whistles.

    Fuel Economy

    Lexus GS

    GS 200t: (city 22 / highway 33)
    GS 350:  (city 19 / highway 26)

    Mercedes-Benz E-Class

    E350: (city 20 / highway 29)
    E400: (city 20 / highway 29)


    Lexus GS

    GS 200t: starting at $45,615 MSRP
    GS 350 (rear wheel drive): starting at $50,000 MSRP

    Mercedes-Benz E Class

    E350: starting at $53,100 MSRP
    E400: starting at $63,100 MSRP