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  • 2014 Lexus GS Hybrid

    #2 in 2014 Luxury Midsize Cars

  • 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

    #9 in 2014 Luxury Midsize Cars

  • Prices

    • MSRP
    • $60,430
    • $56,700
    • $39,500
    • Avg. Paid
    • $31,920
    • $23,531
    • $20,960

    U.S. News Scores

    • Overall
    • 8.2 /10
    • 8.3 /10
    • 8.1 /10
    • Critics' Rating
    • 7.8 /10
    • 8.9 /10
    • 7.8 /10
    • Performance
    • 8.0 /10
    • 8.1 /10
    • 7.2 /10
    • Interior
    • 7.7 /10
    • 8.2 /10
    • 7.9 /10
    • Cost to Own
    • 8.5 /10
    • 7.4 /10
    • 9.0 /10
    • Safety
    • 10.0 /10
    • 9.5 /10
    • 9.7 /10
    • Reliability
    • 5.0 /5
    • 4.0 /5
    • 5.0 /5

    Pros & Cons

    • Pros
      • Top-notch interior materials
      • Strong powertrain
      • Great fuel economy
      • Premium cabin
      • Powerful engine lineup

       

      • Smooth ride
      • Great fuel economy
      • Roomy, well-built interior
    • Cons
      • Frustrating infotainment controller
      • Poor cargo space
      • Tricky infotainment system
      • High ownership costs

       

      • Frustrating navigation controller

    General Specs

    • Transmission
    • Automatic
    • Automatic
    • Automatic
    • Drivetrain
    • Rear Wheel Drive
    • Rear Wheel Drive
    • Front Wheel Drive
    • Fuel/Engine
    • Gas/Electric V-6 3.5 L/211
    • Gas/Electric V-6 3.5 L/213
    • Gas/Electric I-4 2.5 L/152
    • MPG
    • 29 City / 34 Hwy
    • 24 City / 30 Hwy
    • 40 City / 39 Hwy

    Exterior

    Body
    • Body Style
    • Sedan
    • Sedan
    • Sedan
    Dimensions
    • Wheelbase (in.)
    • 112.2
    • 113.2
    • 111
    • Length, Overall (in.)
    • 190.7
    • 192.1
    • 192.7
    • Width, Max w/o mirrors (in.)
    • 72.4
    • 73
    • 71.7
    • Height, Overall (in.)
    • 57.3
    • 57.9
    • 57.1
    Doors & Windows
    • Rear Defrost
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Windows
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Doors & Windows
    • Rear Defrost
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Windows
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Exterior Features
    • Dual Moonroof
    •  
    • Optional
    •  
    • Sun/Moon Roof
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Panoramic Roof
    •  
    • Optional
    •  
    • Sun/Moonroof
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Rear Spoiler
    • Standard
    • Optional
    • Standard
    Measurements
    • Base Curb Weight (lbs.)
    • 4190
    • 4189
    • 3660
    Tires & Wheels
    • Tires - Front Performance
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Tires - Rear Performance
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Compact Spare Tire
    • Standard
    •  
    • Standard
    • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Aluminum Wheels
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Chrome Wheels
    • Optional
    •  
    •  
    • Wheel Locks
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Optional
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    Interior

    Convenience & Comfort
    • Alarm
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Back-Up Camera
    • Standard
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Cruise Control
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Adaptive Cruise Control
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Heads-Up Display
    • Optional
    •  
    •  
    • Vehicle Anti-Theft System
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Fog Lamps
    • Standard
    •  
    • Standard
    • Auto-Off Headlights
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • HID headlights
    • Standard
    •  
    • Optional
    • Keyless Start
    • Standard
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Rear Parking Aid
    • Optional
    •  
    • Optional
    • Automatic Parking
    •  
    • Optional
    •  
    • Power Liftgate
    •  
    •  
    • Optional
    • Hands-Free Liftgate
    •  
    • Optional
    •  
    • Seat-Massage
    •  
    • Optional
    •  
    • Remote Engine Start
    • Optional
    •  
    • Optional
    • Adjustable Steering Wheel
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Steering Wheel Controls
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Heated Steering Wheel
    • Standard
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Trip Computer
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Remote Trunk Release
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Universal Garage Door Opener
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Intermittent Wipers
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Rain Sensing Wipers
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Optional
    • Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Keyless Entry
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Door Locks
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Electrochromic rearview mirror
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Heated Mirrors
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Mirror Memory
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Optional
    • Power Mirrors
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Folding Mirrors
    • Optional
    •  
    •  
    • Driver Vanity Mirror
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Passenger Vanity Mirror
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Steering
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Dimensions
    • Passenger Capacity
    • 5
    • 5
    • 5
    • Passenger Volume (cu. ft.)
    • 99
    •  
    • 100.1
    • Front Head Room (in.)
    • 38
    • 37.9
    • 37.5
    • Front Leg Room (in.)
    • 42.3
    • 41.3
    • 41.9
    • Front Shoulder Room (in.)
    • 57.3
    • 57.8
    • 57.6
    • Front Hip Room (in.)
    • 54.5
    •  
    • 54.8
    • Second Head Room (in.)
    • 37.8
    • 38.2
    • 37.5
    • Second Leg Room (in.)
    • 36.8
    • 35.8
    • 40
    • Second Shoulder Room (in.)
    • 55.7
    • 56.9
    • 55
    • Second Hip Room (in.)
    • 54.1
    •  
    • 53.8
    • Trunk Volume (cu. ft.)
    • 13.2
    • 15.9
    • 12.1
    Entertainment
    • AM/FM Stereo
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Auxiliary Audio Input
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • CD Changer
    •  
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • CD Player
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • HD Radio
    • Standard
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • MP3 Player
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Rear Seat Audio Controls
    • Optional
    •  
    •  
    • Satellite Radio
    • Standard
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Premium Sound System
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Entertainment System
    •  
    • Optional
    •  
    • Hard Disk Drive
    •  
    • Optional
    •  
    • Smart Device Integration
    • Standard
    •  
    • Optional
    Heating & Cooling
    • Climate Control
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Dual Zone A/C
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • A/C
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Rear A/C
    • Optional
    •  
    •  
    Navigation & Communication
    • Navigation System
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Onboard Hands-Free Communications System
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Wireless Cell Phone Hookup
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Seats
    • Leather Seats
    • Standard
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Premium Synthetic Seats
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Cooled Driver Seat
    • Standard
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Heated Front Seats
    • Standard
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Heated Rear Seat
    • Optional
    • Optional
    •  
    • Driver Lumbar
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Passenger Lumbar
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Seat Memory
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Optional
    • Power Driver Seat
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Passenger Seat
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Pass-Through Rear Seat
    •  
    • Optional
    •  
    • 2nd Row Bench Seat
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Bucket Seats
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
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    Safety

    Airbags
    • Driver Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Passenger Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Front Head Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Rear Head Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Front Side Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Rear Side Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Optional
    • Standard
    Brakes
    • 4-Wheel ABS
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Safety Features
    • Brake Assist
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Electronic Stability Control
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Daytime Running Lights
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Child Safety Locks
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Traction Control
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Blind Spot Monitor
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Auto-Leveling Headlights
    • Standard
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Lane Departure Warning
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Lane Keeping Assist
    • Optional
    • Optional
    •  
    • Cross-Traffic Alert
    • Optional
    •  
    • Optional
    ADVERTISEMENT – CONTINUE READING BELOW

    Mechanical

    Engine & Performance
    • Front Wheel Drive
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Rear Wheel Drive
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  
    • 4 Cylinder Engine
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • V6 Cylinder Engine
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  
    • Engine Type
    • Gas/Electric V-6
    • Gas/Electric V-6
    • Gas/Electric I-4
    • Displacement
    • 3.5 L/211
    • 3.5 L/213
    • 2.5 L/152
    • Horsepower (Net @ RPM)
    • 338 @ 6000
    • 329 @ 6500
    • 200 @ 5700
    • Torque (Net @ RPM)
    • 254 @ 4600
    • 457
    • 156 @ 4500
    • Transmission
    • CVT w/OD
    • Automatic w/OD
    • CVT w/OD
    • Turning diameter
    • 36.8
    • 36.9
    • 37.4
    Fuel
    • Hybrid Fuel
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
    • 29
    • 24
    • 40
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
    • 34
    • 30
    • 39
    • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal.)
    • 17.4
    • 21.1
    • 17.2
    Suspension
    • Active Suspension System
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • Suspension Type - Front
    • Double Wishbone
    • Strut
    • Strut
    • Suspension Type - Rear
    • Multi-Link
    • Multi-Link
    • Strut
    • Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
    • Double Wishbone
    • Strut
    • Strut
    • Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
    • Multi-Link
    • Multi-Link
    • Strut
    Transmission
    • Automatic
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 7-Speed Automatic
    •  
    • Standard
    •  
    • Continuously Variable Trans
    • Standard
    •  
    • Standard

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