2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class VS 2018 Lexus GS

side by side images of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class and 2018 Lexus GS sedans

A midsize luxury sedan hits all the right notes when it comes to interior size, city maneuverability, and premium features. Whether an individual wants more interior space or a family desires elite comfort and convenience, one of the models in this 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class vs 2018 Lexus GS comparison may be the way to go.

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan is available in several models. The base 2018 Mercedes-Benz E 300 is the mostly commonly available here at Star Motor Cars in Houston TX, while E 400 models, and the elite AMG® E 43 and E 63 S offer even more capability. The 2018 Lexus GS sedan is available in GS 300, GS 350 and GS 450h models with available F Sport variations. All of these sedans come standard with five-passenger seating and premium luxury features. We’ve explored some of the advantages of the base 2018 Mercedes-Benz E 300 and the 2018 Lexus GS 300 below.

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2018 Mercedes-Benz E 300 Sedan vs 2018 Lexus GS 300
241 hp, 273 lb-ft Base Engine Output 241 hp, 258 lb-ft
6.2 seconds 0-60 Acceleration 7 seconds
18-inch machined aluminum with painted accents Standard Wheels 17-inch silver aluminum
Two 12.3-inch displays Available Infotainment Display One 12.3 inch display

Features and Style of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

While either of the models in this 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class vs 2018 Lexus GS comparison can offer luxury drivers attractive handling, the Mercedes-Benz pulls ahead in several ways, sometimes literally. Both of these models come with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine rated for 241 horsepower, but the 2018 Mercedes-Benz E 300 clocks in at 273 pound-feet of torque while the 2018 Lexus GS 300 offers just 258 pound-feet of torque. That torque difference may contribute to a Mercedes-Benz advantage when it comes to 0-60 mph acceleration times. The 2018 E 300 zips to 60 mph in just 6.2 seconds while the 2018 GS 300 gets there in 7 seconds.

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class also offers some unique features that can make it more satisfying for luxury shoppers. While the 2018 Lexus GS offers a 12.3-inch central display, the 2018 E-Class can come equipped with two 12.3-inch displays: one serving as a driver instrumentation screen and the other as the infotainment display. Another intriguing feature is the 64-color LED ambient lighting that comes standard in the 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class and allows drivers to customize their in-cabin experience with precision shades of vibrant color. The 2018 Lexus GS 300 offers interior ambient lighting that dims or brightens depending on whether or not the vehicle is moving, but it does not offer the variety of color choices a shopper can get with the Mercedes-Benz.

For more information on the 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class in the Houston TX area, contact a member of the Star Motor Cars sales team today.

side view of a 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan dramatically parked
rear view of a 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan in blue in front of a house
2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan dashboard with large display screens
driver cockpit and pale blue interior lighting of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class