Lexus GS vs. Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class

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Key Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$46,860
$69,200 - $71,700

Expert Rating

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews

Horsepower

Horsepower
241 hp
369 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.0L I4 16V DOHC
3.0L Inline

Interior Features

Sun Roof

Sun Roof

Alarm

Alarm

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
Optional
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.3 in.
41.9 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38 in.
36.9 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
36.8 in.
35 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.8 in.
35.9 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
18.4 cu. ft.
11.9 cu. ft.

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input

Climate Control

Climate Control

Dual Zone

Dual Zone

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Front Seats
Optional
Optional

Seat Memory

Seat Memory

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Premium Synthetic
Leather

Exterior Features

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Folding Mirror

Power Folding Mirror

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional

Tire Width

Tire Width
P225/50VR17 - P235/45VR18
P245/35ZR20 - P245/40ZR19

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
112.2 in.
115.7 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
34.8 ft.
39.1 ft.

Length

Length
192.1 in.
196.7 in.

Width

Width
72.4 in.
74.4 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
3805 lbs.
4134 - 4255 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
241 hp
369 hp

Torque

Torque
258 ft. lbs.
369 ft. lbs.

Turbocharged

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
Straight 6 Cylinder

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
17.4 gal.
21.1 gal.

Combined

Combined
27 mpg
27 - 28 mpg

City

City
22 mpg
23 - 24 mpg

Highway

Highway
32 mpg
30 - 31 mpg

Safety Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
Optional

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keeping Assist
Optional

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
Optional

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag
Optional

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
Lexus GS
Mercedes-Benz CLS

Body Style

Body Style
Sedan
4MATIC - Sedan

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive - Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Classification

EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars
Compact Cars

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
5
5

Base Curb Weight

Base Curb Weight
3805 lbs.
4134 - 4255 lbs.

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
26 mpg.
26 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
22 mpg.
23 - 24 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
32 mpg.
30 - 31 mpg.

Engine Type

Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-6

Displacement

Displacement
2.0 L/122
3.0 L/183

Fuel System

Fuel System
Port/Direct Injection
Gasoline Direct Injection

Trans Type

Trans Type
8
9

Trans Description Cont.

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD
Automatic w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.60
5.50

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.72
3.33

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.86
2.31

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.46
1.66

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.23
1.21

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00
1.00

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.06
4.93

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.13
2.82

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.7
6.8

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Front Tire Order Code

Front Tire Order Code
FT - FW
R01 - R02

Rear Tire Order Code

Rear Tire Order Code
FT - FW
R01 - R02

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
P225/50VR17, P235/40YR19, P235/45VR18
P245/35ZR20 - P245/40ZR19

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
P225/50VR17, P235/45VR18, P265/35YR19
P275/30ZR20 - P275/35ZR19

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
17 X 7.5 - 19 X 8 in.
19 - 20 X 8 in.

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
17 X 7.5 - 19 X 9 in.
19 - 20 X 9 in.

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum - Forged Aluminum
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum - Forged Aluminum
Aluminum

Steering Type

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
34.8 ft.
39.1 ft.

Brake Type

Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc
4-Wheel Disc

Brake ABS System

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
4-Wheel

Disc - Front

Disc - Front
Yes
Yes

Disc - Rear

Disc - Rear
Yes
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13.1 in.
14.2 in.

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.2 in.
14.2 in.

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
17.4 gal.
21.1 gal.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38 in.
36.9 in.

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.3 in.
41.9 in.

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
57.3 in.
57.8 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.8 in.
35.9 in.

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
36.8 in.
35 in.

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
55.7 in.
56.5 in.

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
112.2 in.
115.7 in.

Length, Overall

Length, Overall
192.1 in.
196.7 in.

Width, Max w/o mirrors

Width, Max w/o mirrors
72.4 in.
74.4 in.

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
57.3 in.
56.3 in.

Track Width, Front

Track Width, Front
62 in.
63.8 in.

Track Width, Rear

Track Width, Rear
62.6 in.
64.1 in.

Min Ground Clearance

Min Ground Clearance
5.1 in.
3.7 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
18.4 ft³.
11.9 ft³.

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82
0.86

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69
0.72

Model Group

Model Group
GS300
CLS

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Luxury High
Luxury High

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Sedan
Sedan

Engine Displacement Units

Engine Displacement Units
2.0
3.0

Engine Camshaft

Engine Camshaft
DOHC
DOHC

Engine Block Type

Engine Block Type
aluminum
aluminum

Engine Cylinder Count

Engine Cylinder Count
4
6

Engine Valve Count

Engine Valve Count
4
4