Compare 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class vs 2017 Lexus GS 200t | Near Florence, KY
2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class vs 2017 Lexus GS 200t
Serving Fort Mitchell, KY, Cincinnati, OH, and Florence, KY
We have seen crossover SUVs and luxury trucks, but the sedan still reigns in the motor industry. But not just any sedan, the midsize sedan. That is because it is almost as utilitarian as its full-size cousin without the bulk and drives as well as its smaller kin.
In a competitive industry devoid of slackers, there are two midsized luxury sedans that stand out from the rest: the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class and the 2017 Lexus GS 200t. However, as much as both are wonderful choices, we cannot help but notice that the E-Class drives faster and hauls better.
As is customary with Daimler, it has offered drivers a wide variety to choose from. The newly-refurbished E-Class is sold in an impressive number of trim levels and body styles – from sedan to wagon, to coupe and convertible – to satisfy individual needs. The Lexus 200t is availed in only one sedan trim. The entry-level E-Class is an E 300 model that gives bang for the buck with a long list of standard tech and comfort equipment.
It is no secret that Mercedes-Benz is responsible for some of the most technologically-advanced vehicles, and the E-Class is, without a question, one of them. Technophiles love the 12.3-inch driver’s display and the new standard Mercedes-Benz COMAND® infotainment system bundled with touchpad controller, a navigation system, voice controls, and sophistocated ways to pair your phone with the vehicle. Also available are a 14-speaker Burmester surround-sound system, a wireless phone charger, satellite radio, and a perfumed air freshener system, among others. The 2017 Lexus GS 200t is also home to a commendable amount of tech features but most are less technologically advanced than those in the E-Class.
You expect a car in this class to perform as good as it looks. Well, judging from the 2017 E-Class, the guys at Daimler seem to know this. Driving the base E 300 sedan is a turbocharged 2.0-liter four cylinder powerhouse that cranks out 241 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque. A nine-speed automatic gearbox transmits to the rear wheels standard, while 4MATIC® models provide AWD. The only available GS 200t model comes with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine that also makes 241 hp but disappoints with only 258 lb-ft of torque. It also comes with a less agile eight-speed automatic transmission and limits its buyers to a rear-wheel-drive drivetrain.
Moving up in the E-Class lineup you find performance-oriented models most notably, the class-topping E 550 model that carries a 402-hp, 443-lb-ft, turbocharged 4.7-liter V8 engine.
Safety features on the E-Class include a surround-view camera system, a speed-limit sign reader, evasive steering assist, adaptive cruise control with lane-change and steering assist, active blind-spot assistance, front-collision warning, cross-traffic warning, side and rear impact preparation, and a head-up display.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the latest E-Class the highest possible score of Good in the side-impact and the moderate-overlap front-impact tests. Roof strength and whiplash protection were also rated Good. The GS 200t fares comparably well but it bases its efforts more on post-accident protection rather than prevention and mitigation.
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