2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 vs. 2020 Lexus GS 350 | NewCars.com

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2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 vs. 2020 Lexus GS 350 Review

New 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53

2020 Mercedes-Benz
AMG E 53

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New 2020 Lexus GS 350

2020 Lexus
GS 350

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MSRP*
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$73,800
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$51,065 to $55,155
Invoice* $69,372 $47,490 to $51,226
MPG - City 21 19 - 20
MPG - Hwy 28 26 - 28
Engine(s) Inline-6 V-6
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Lexus GS 350 with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53, drivers may find the Lexus GS 350 a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

Convenience
With the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Lexus GS 350, due to its larger tank size and better fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Lexus GS 350, which has a much lower MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 and the Lexus GS 350 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 is a little wider than the Lexus GS 350, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. When looking at overall length, the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Lexus GS 350.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Lexus GS 350.

Handling
The Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 has a significantly larger turning radius than the Lexus GS 350, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 has a much more powerful engine than the Lexus GS 350. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 and the Lexus GS 350. The Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 has significantly less cargo room than the Lexus GS 350, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Lexus GS 350.