Compare Lexus GS Hybrid vs. Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Compare the Lexus GS Hybrid against the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. Use this tool to compare rankings and see how the GS Hybrid stacks up against the E-Class in terms of performance, features, safety, prices and more. Then use our Best Price Program by selecting the trims you are interested in to see local prices and get a great deal on a new GS Hybrid or E-Class. If you are interested in used cars you can also search used listings in your area.

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2013 Lexus GS Hybrid 2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
2013 Lexus GS Hybrid 2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
4dr Sdn Hybrid
  • 4dr Sdn Hybrid
E350 Luxury Sedan
  • E350 Luxury Sedan
  • E350 Sport Sedan
  • E350 Luxury BlueTEC Sedan
  • E350 Sport BlueTEC Sedan
  • E350 4MATIC Luxury Sedan
  • E350 4MATIC Sport Sedan
  • E550 4MATIC Sport Sedan


MSRP $59,450 $50,490  
Invoice $55,291 $46,956
Avg. Paid $48,595 $32,742

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.4 9.0  
Critics' Rating 7.7 9.2
Performance 8.0 8.4
Interior 7.6 8.4
Cost to Own 7.8 7.8
Safety 10.0 10.0
Reliability 4.5 5.0

Pros & Cons

  • Strong acceleration
  • Excellent fuel economy
  • Great reliability rating
  • Exceptional reliability rating
  • Lavish interior
  • Powerful V6 and V8 engines
  • Spacious rear seat
  • Confusing infotainment controls
  • Small trunk
  • Not as sporty as some rivals

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic  
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas/Electric V6 3.5L/211 Gas V6 3.5L/213
MPG 32 City / 28 Hwy 20 City / 30 Hwy



Body Style Sedan Sedan  


Wheelbase(in) 112.200 113.1  
Length, Overall (in) 190.700 191.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.400 75.9
Height, Overall (in) 57.300 57.7

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard  
Power Windows Standard Standard

Exterior Features

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


Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4190 4045  

Tires & Wheels

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


Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard  
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Optional
Back-Up Camera Standard Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard
Heads-Up Display Optional
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
HID headlights Optional
Keyless Start Standard Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Navigation from Telematics Optional
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard
Mirror Memory Standard Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard


Passenger Capacity 5 5  
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 110.500 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in) 38.000 37.9
Front Leg Room (in) 42.300 41.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.300 57.8
Front Hip Room (in) 54.500 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) 37.800 38.2
Second Leg Room (in) 36.300 35.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.700 56.9
Second Hip Room (in) 54.100 - TBD -
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 13.200 15.9


AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard  
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
HD Radio Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard
Rear Seat Audio Controls Optional
Satellite Radio Standard Optional
Premium Sound System Standard Optional
Entertainment System Optional

Heating & Cooling

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

Navigation & Communication

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


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



Driver Air Bag Standard Standard  
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard
Rear Body Air Bag Standard Optional


4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard  
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard  
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard Standard
Night Vision Optional Optional
Traction Control Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard Standard
Blind Spot Monitor Optional Optional
Lane Departure Warning Optional Optional


Engine & Performance

Rear Wheel Drive Standard Standard  
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas/Electric V6 Gas V6
Displacement 3.5L/211 3.5L/213
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 338 Combined 302 @ 6500
Torque (Net @ RPM) - TBD - 273 @ 3500-5250
Transmission Continuously Variable Ratio Automatic
Turning diameter 34.800 36.2


Hybrid Fuel Standard  
Gasoline Fuel Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 32 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 30
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.400 23.5


Active Suspension System Standard  
Suspension Type - Front Double-Wishbone Independent
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs


Automatic Standard Standard  
7-Speed Automatic Standard
Continuously Variable Trans Standard

Safety scores should only be compared between vehicles of similar size and weight. Larger, heavier vehicles generally provide more protection than smaller, lighter ones.