2020 LEXUS GS 350 VS. 2020 MERCEDES BENZ E 450
Performance

When it comes to luxury cars, Lexus and Mercedes Benz have firmly planted their stake in the game. The 2020 Lexus GS 350 and the 2020 Mercedes Benz E 450 are two examples of the caliber of vehicle both companies are capable of. When looking at the two models side by side the Mercedes just barely edges out the Lexus in some of the more common areas. However, the Lexus makes up for it in other performance areas.

 2020 LEXUS GS 3502020 MB E 450 
Curb Weight3,726 pounds (RWD) | 3,891 pounds (AWD)4,135 pounds 
Turning Circle34.8 feet 38.1 feet 
Price Range$51,065 - $60,345 $61,550 - $91,200 
While the Mercedes Benz E 450's engine is just barely stronger than the GS 350, the GS makes up for it by weighing in considerably less than the E 450 in both its rear wheel drive and all wheel drive model. With a turning circle of 34.8 feet, the GS has a 3.3 foot advantage over the E 450's 38.1 feet, making it easier to maneuver in smaller spaces.

Value and Savings Over Time

Lexus has been highly regarded as a brand that holds its value over time, and that tradition continues with the 2020 Lexus GS 350. In fact, it is projected to hold its value better than the E 450 over the next 5 years. On top of that, the Lexus is considerably cheaper in the maintenance department as well. With less depreciation and substantial savings in maintenance and repairs, the 2020 GS's reliability delivers savings with a better 5 year estimated cost of ownership compared to the 2020 E 450. With a lower starting price, less depreciation, and lower maintenance and repair costs, the GS 350 offers owners greater value over the long run than the E 450. Just imagine what you could do with that extra money, which Edmunds.com estimates is approximately $8,000.

Safety and Security

Available safety features are at the top of everyone's mind. But it seems that they take more of a priority in the mind of Lexus engineers than those of Mercedes-Benz's engineers. While the 2020 GS 350 and the 2020 E 450 have a number of safety features in common, the GS seems to have a few more crucial features that come standard at no extra cost to you. When comparing the two makes and models head-to-head, it starts to become clear where one model pulls out ahead.

  2020 LEXUS GS 3502020 MB E 450
Forward Collision WarningStandard    Standard
Automatic Emergency BrakingStandardStandard
Pedestrian DetectionStandardStandard
Lane Departure WarningStandardAvailable 
Adaptive Cruise ControlStandardAvailable
Airbags10 
Rear Cross-Traffic Alert Standard Available 
Lane Keeping SystemStandard Available 
Rear Cross-Traffic AlertStandard Available 
Automatic High BeamsStandard Available 

With 10 airbags and an impressive suite of safety features including Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC) and Lane Keeping Assist, the 2020 Lexus GS 350 offers comprehensive safety features that Lexus offers as standard. Standard features such as Automatic High Beams, Lane Keeping Assist, and All Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control give you the peace of mind you need every time you step into your vehicle, and they come at no extra cost to you. The 2020 Mercedes Benz E 450, on the other hand, has a higher starting price with many safety features only available at an extra cost to you. 

 

Comfort

Comfort for the driver and their passengers is of paramount importance to any car maker. When it comes to the 2020 Lexus GS 350 and the 2020 Mercedes Benz E 450 that standard remains true for both. However, when you take a closer look at the two models, it becomes more clear that the 2020 GS 350 edges out the 2020 Mercedes Benz E 450 once again.

  • More Headroom: Headroom is quite important when desiring to feel comfortable in your own vehicle. It can even play a factor in safety. The 2020 Lexus GS 350 offers more headroom than the 2020 Mercedes Benz E 450.
  • More Legroom: Legroom is another important factor when determining the comfort of a vehicle. When it comes to these two models, the 2020 GS 350 provides more legroom for the front and rear passengers. So when you're showing off your new ride to your friends, they can actually enjoy it as much as you are.
  • More Cargo Room: Ample cargo room may not be the first thing you think of when picking out a sedan, but it's one of those things that is always nice to have. The 2020 GS 350 far outshines the 2020 E 450 in this department as well, boasting 5.3 more cubic feet of cargo space.

Warranty

When it comes to standard warranties, Lexus offers some of the best in the industry for both new and certified pre-owned vehicles. When it comes to the new 2020 Lexus GS 350 and the 2020 Mercedes Benz E 450, Lexus outshines the competition once again. The GS 350 comes standard with a six year 70,000 mile powertrain warranty for the engine and driveline, while the E 450 has a much shorter, four year or 50,000 mile powertrain warranty.

Overall

After taking all of these things into account, it's clear that the 2020 GS 350 outshines the 2020 E 450. When you're looking for an electrifying luxury sedan that combines capability with, comfort, cargo room, and a long-lasting warranty all in one gorgeous package, stop by Hennessy Lexus Gwinnett to get behind the wheel of a 2020 Lexus GS 350. Our staff is ready to answer your questions and find you a vehicle that perfectly fits your needs.