2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class vs 2017 Lexus GS 200t

2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan vs 2017 Lexus GS 200t

2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
(E 300 Sedan)
2017 Lexus GS 200t
(Base Trim)
  273 lbs.-ft. 258 lbs.-ft.
  Standard Optional
  mbrace® N/A

2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan vs 2017 Lexus GS 200t

Serving Burlington, Lowell, and Lexington, MA

Despite fierce competition from other segments, the sedan still dominates the automotive industry. That is because they offer excellent fuel efficiency, superior drivability, and commendable practicality.
Among the best sedans on the road today, are the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and the Lexus GS 200t. Both are exceptional midsized luxury sedans providing strong performances, top-notch technology, and amazing luxury and creature comfort features. However, as we shall see, the E-Class beats the GS 200t in several key aspects.


The 2017 E-Class is availed in numerous trim levels and body styles: the E 300 sedan, the E 400 wagon, the AMG® E 43 sedan, the E 400 coupe, the E 400 convertible, the E 550 coupe, and the E 550 convertible. On the other hand, the 2017 GS 200t is only available in a single trim. The entry-level E 300 sedan is driven by a 241-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four cylinder engine with 273 pound-feet of torque. The GS 200t uses a 2.0-liter turbo four to offer similar horsepower but only 258 lb-ft of torque. A nine-speed automatic sends power to the E 300’s rear wheels, though there is an optional AWD 4MATIC® drivetrain. The GS 200t employs a less responsive eight-speed automatic transmission and is only available in RWD.

Moving up, the E-Class offers a 329-hp V6 in the E 400; a 396-hp V6 in the E 43; and on top of the ladder, a 402-hp, 443-lb-ft, V8 in the E 550. The E 550 makes a no-nonsense sprint to 60 mph in just 4.9 seconds.


Reviewers agree that the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class is one of the most technologically-advanced luxury vehicles on the market. Refurbished for the 2017 model year, the E-Class is bundled with a plethora of standard features that puts the GS 200t to shame. Even the lowest trims come with automatic wipers, LED headlights, an adaptive suspension, selectable drive modes, heated power-folding mirrors, power-adjustable front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, a 12.3-inch display, and a power liftgate (wagon).

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan COMAND®® infotainment system incorporates voice controls, a touchpad controller, a navigation system, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth®, two USB ports, and HD radio. Creature comfort is enhanced with premium synthetic leather upholstery, a sunroof, and 40/20/40-split folding rear seats, among others. Try as it might, the 2017 Lexus GS 200t cannot rival the latest E-Class when it comes to features and equipment.


The 2017 E-Class sedan and Daimler ensure that it takes its occupants safely from one point to – be it to the golf course or the office. A new-for-2017 communication system networks with nearby Mercedes-Benz vehicles to alert drivers of possible hazards. And in the unlikely event of a collision, a PRESAFE® alert system emits a specific noise to trigger a muscle reflex that reduces hearing damage. At the same time, a PRESAFE® Impulse side system moves the occupant away from the door if it detects impending side impacts.
Although the GS 200t offers an extensive list of safety features, most are optional. That means that you will have to dig deeper into your pocket to get similar protection. It also ranks lower than the E-Class in government crash tests.

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan is now available at our Burlington Mercedes-Benz dealership and are glad to offer you a free VIP test drive. Our customer care agents are available to answer all your questions about how the 2017 E-Class sedan stacks up against the Lexus GS 200t.