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2013. - 2016.
E - Luxury car
sedan, 4 door
rear
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Safety
2012. - 2016.
E - Luxury car
sedan, 4 door
rear

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Dimensons & Outlines

4868 mm
1854 mm
1471 mm
540 liters
540 liters
59 liters
Length
Width
Height
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
4850 mm
1840 mm
1455 mm
458 liters
458 liters
66 liters
2013 Mercedes Benz E
2012 Lexus GS

Engine

Mercedes Benz
3.5 M276 DE35 Hybrid
Hybrid
6 - V config, 4 valves per cylinder
Nat. Asp.
3498 cc
333 hp
620 Nm
Engine
Fuel
Configuration
Aspiration
Displacement
Power
Torque
Hybrid
6 - V config, 4 valves per cylinder
Nat. Asp.
3456 cc
345 hp
368 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

 
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CO2 emissions
 
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Performance (automatic gearbox)

 
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cvt - gears
1800 kg
5.9 s
250 km/h
6.7 l/100km
5.5 l/100km
6.1 l/100km
141 g/km

Expenses

13000 EUR
Price from
16500 EUR

Virtual Adviser's™ opinion

Overview

Well, these are two pretty similar cars we have here! It's only details that could potentially make the difference. Considering they both belong to the luxury car segment and utilize the same 4-door sedan body style and the rear wheel drive system, it all comes up to the specific hybrid engine choice they offer. The first one has a Mercedes Benz-engineered powertrain under the hood, a 6-cylinder, 24-valves 333hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 6-cylinder, 24-valves 345hp engine designed by Toyota.

Safety

The fact that the Mercedes Benz got tested by the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP), while the other contender didn't, puts it sky-high safety-wise, in my eyes at least. Moving further on, let's take a closer look at some additional safety-related facts. Both vehicles belong to the luxury car segment, which is generally a very good thing safety-wise, still it doesn't help us solve our dilemma, does it?

Reliability

I don't like generalizing things when it comes to reliability, although it does seem that Lexus as a brand displays somewhat better results, when all the models are taken into account. These are the results of an independent reasearch, while our visitors describe reliability of Mercedes Benz with an average rating of 4.4, and models under the Lexus badge with 4.9 out of 5. Some independent research have also placed E as average reliability-wise, and GS is more or less at the same level.That apart, owners of different cars powered by the same engine as the German car rank it on average as 3.0, while the one under the competitor's bonnet gets 5.0 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

There's not enough data for me to elaborate on the subject, I'm affraid.


Verdict

Lexus is apparently more reliable, not too much, but just enough. The most important thing when deciding between any two vehicles should always be safety, both passive and active. In my opinion, everything taken into account, the German car beats the other contender by far, making it the best choice without even considering other things. When it comes to performance, both vehicles provide similar experience, so I wouldn't point any of them out. Fuel consumption is more or less the same. It's not difficult to say then that if I'd need to make a choice, it would definitely be the Mercedes Benz. Nevertheless, let's not forget that people have different preferences and needs, so what really counts is your personal feel. I'm only here to help. I suggest you spend two more minutes in order to find out which car, based on your needs and budget, would be picked by the virtual adviser, out of 12.000+ vehicles we currently have in our database.

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