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2009 Lexus GS Hybrid 2009 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2009 Acura RL
     
4dr Sdn Hybrid
  • 4dr Sdn Hybrid
E350 Luxury Sedan
  • E350 Luxury Sedan
  • E350 4MATIC Luxury Sedan
  • E350 Sport Sedan
  • E350 4MATIC Sport Sedan
  • E320 BlueTEC Sedan
  • E550 Sedan
  • E550 4MATIC Sedan
Automatic
  • Automatic
  • Automatic (Hawaii)
  • Automatic with Technology Package
  • Automatic with Technology and CMBS/PAX Packages

Prices

MSRP $56,550 $53,200 $46,680
Invoice $50,894 $49,476 $41,935
Avg. Paid $28,365 $20,739 $20,798

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.6 9.2 8.8
Critics' Rating 9.0 9.7 8.6
Performance 8.9 9.2 8.4
Interior 8.1 9.0 8.9
Operating Cost 7.6 7.0 7.2
Safety 9.7 9.3 10.0
Reliability 4.0 5.0 5.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Great power and acceleration
  • Luxurious interior with comfortable seats
  • Good reliability score
  • Well-rounded performance
  • Comfortable, elegant interior
  • Exceptional reliability and good safety scores
  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • Numerous standard features
  • Outstanding reliability and safety scores
Cons
  • Limited head- and legroom
  • Artificial steering feel
  • Complicated infotainment system
  • No V8 engine option
  • Small trunk
  • Low fuel economy rating

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas/Electric V6 3.5L/210 Gas V6 3.5L/213 Gas V6 3.7L/224
MPG 22 City / 25 Hwy 17 City / 24 Hwy 16 City / 22 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 112.2 112.4 110.2
Length, Overall (in) 190.0 191.0 195.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.7 71.7 72.7
Height, Overall (in) 56.1 57.0 57.2

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Standard Standard Standard
Panoramic Roof Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Standard Standard Standard
Rear Spoiler Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4134 3740 4083

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front Performance Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard
Full Size Spare Tire Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Chrome Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Locks Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard Standard
HID headlights Standard Optional Standard
Keyless Start Standard Optional Standard
Rear Parking Aid Standard Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Rear Seat Heat Ducts Standard Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Optional Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Rear Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard Standard Standard
Heated Exterior Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard Standard
Heated Exterior Passenger Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Mirror Memory Standard Standard Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Folding Mirrors Standard
Power Passenger Mirror Standard Standard Standard
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.) 110.5 97.2 99.1
Front Head Room (in) 37.8 39.1 38.5
Front Leg Room (in) 43.5 41.9 42.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.3 56.4 58.5
Front Hip Room (in) 54.4 57.2 55.1
Second Head Room (in) 37.0 37.8 37.2
Second Leg Room (in) 36.4 35.6 36.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.1 56.1 56.1
Second Hip Room (in) 51.4 57.2 54.0
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 7.5 15.9 13.1

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
Cassette Standard Standard Standard
CD Changer Standard Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
HD Radio Optional
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Optional Optional Standard
Premium Sound System Standard Standard Standard
Hard Disk Drive Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard Standard Standard
Dual Zone A/C Standard Standard Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional Optional
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Optional Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Leather Seats Standard Standard Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard Standard Standard
Vinyl Seats Standard Standard Standard
Cooled Driver Seat Standard
Cooled Passenger Seat Standard
Heated Driver Seat Standard Optional Standard
Heated Passenger Seat Standard Optional Standard
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard Standard Standard
Seat Memory Standard Standard Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard Standard Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Optional Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Optional
Fixed Bench Seat Standard
Split Bench Seat Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Body Air Bag Standard 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
Auto-On Headlights 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
Emergency Trunk Release Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

All Wheel Drive Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas/Electric V6 Gas V6 Gas V6
Displacement 3.5L/210 3.5L/213 3.7L/224
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 292 @ 6400 268 @ 6000 300 @ 6300
Torque (Net @ RPM) 267 @ 4800 258 @ 2400 - 5000 271 @ 5000
Transmission ECVT Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Turning diameter 36.7 37.4 39.7

Fuel

Hybrid Fuel Standard
Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 17 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 24 22
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.2 21.1 19.4

Suspension

Active Suspension System Standard
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone 4-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link 5-Arm Multilink Independent
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-link

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard
5-Speed Automatic Standard
7-Speed Automatic Standard
Continuously Variable Trans Standard
Manual Standard Standard Standard