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2010 BMW 5-Series 2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2010 Lexus GS
     
Sedan
  • Sedan
  • Sedan
  • Sedan
  • Sedan
  • Sedan
E350 Luxury Sedan
  • E350 Luxury Sedan
  • E350 Sport Sedan
  • E350 4MATIC Luxury Sedan
  • E350 4MATIC Sport Sedan
  • E550 Luxury Sedan
  • E550 Sport Sedan
  • E550 4MATIC Luxury Sedan
  • E550 4MATIC Sport Sedan
4dr Sdn RWD
  • 4dr Sdn RWD
  • 4dr Sdn AWD
  • 4dr Sdn

Prices

MSRP $45,950 $48,600 $45,000
Invoice $42,275 $45,198 $40,500
Avg. Paid $19,113 $24,303 $21,446

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.1 8.7 8.4
Critics' Rating 9.0 9.5 8.6
Performance 9.6 8.6 8.4
Interior 8.3 9.2 8.4
Operating Cost 7.0 6.9 7.4
Safety 8.4 9.6 9.7
Reliability 3.0 4.0 4.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Best-in-class acceleration and handling
  • Comfortable interior with supportive driver’s seat
  • Good fuel economy
  • Good balance of performance and comfort
  • Elegant and spacious interior
  • Strong safety and reliability ratings
  • Smooth ride
  • Excellent reliability rating
Cons
  • Complicated iDrive interface
  • Underpowered base engine
  • Low safety and reliability scores for the class
  • COMAND interface can be confusing
  • Not as sporty as some rivals
  • Limited leg- and headroom
  • Low safety scores for the class

General Specs

Transmission Manual Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I6 3.0L/183 Gas V6 3.5L/213 Gas V6 3.5L/211
MPG 18 City / 28 Hwy 18 City / 26 Hwy 19 City / 26 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 113.7 113.1 112.2
Length, Overall (in) 191.1 191.7 190.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.7 75.9 71.7
Height, Overall (in) 57.8 57.7 56.1

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
Sunroof Sunshield Standard Standard Standard
Sunroof Wind Deflector Standard
Rear Spoiler Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3505 3825 3795

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Optional
Tires - Front Performance Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Optional
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Locks Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Heads-Up Display Optional
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard Standard
HID headlights Optional Optional Standard
Keyless Start Standard Optional Standard
Rear Parking Aid Optional Optional Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Rear Seat Heat Ducts 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 Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Standard Standard Optional
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard
Rear Floor Mats Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Standard Standard
Heated Exterior Driver Mirror Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard Standard
Heated Exterior Passenger Mirror Standard
Mirror Memory Standard Standard Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Folding Mirrors Optional Standard
Power Passenger Mirror 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.) 99.1 - TBD - 109.1
Front Head Room (in) 39.1 37.9 37.8
Front Leg Room (in) 41.5 41.3 43.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.3 57.8 56.3
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD - 54.4
Second Head Room (in) 38.1 38.2 37.0
Second Leg Room (in) 36.0 35.8 36.4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.2 56.9 55.1
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD - 51.4
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 14.0 15.9 12.7

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
Cassette Standard
CD Changer Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
Equalizer Standard
HD Radio Optional Optional
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Optional Optional Optional
Premium Sound System Optional Optional Standard
Entertainment System Optional Optional
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 Optional
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard Standard Optional
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard Standard

Seats

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

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch 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 Optional Optional

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
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard Standard
Night Vision Optional Optional
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Rear Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
Straight 6 Cylinder Engine Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas I6 Gas V6 Gas V6
Displacement 3.0L/183 3.5L/213 3.5L/211
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 230 @ 6500 268 @ 6000 303 @ 6200
Torque (Net @ RPM) 200 @ 2750 258 @ 2400 - 5000 274 @ 3600
Transmission Manual Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Turning diameter 37.4 36.2 34.1

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 18 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 26 26
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 21.1 18.8

Suspension

Active Suspension System Optional
Air Suspension Optional
Suspension Type - Front Double-Pivot 4-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear 4-Link Integral 5-arm Multi-Link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut-Type
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Transmission

Automatic Optional Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Optional Standard Standard
6-Speed Automatic Optional Standard
7-Speed Automatic Standard
Manual Standard
6-Speed Manual Standard