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2018 Mercedes-Benz E 300 vs 2018 Lexus GS 300

2018 Mercedes-Benz E 300 Sedan in blue vs silver Lexus GS 300

The search for a new car for purchase or lease can seem daunting, but the team here at Mercedes-Benz of South Mississippi wants to make it as easy as we can for you. We believe that whether your budget gets you a used hand-me-down or a new luxury sedan, you should always be shopping with the most information possible. That's why we put together this comparison of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz E 300 Sedan vs the 2018 Lexus GS 300. 

When you're considering a new luxury sedan, brand likely plays an important role in your decision. While you'll see that the 2018 E 300 Sedan has a slightly higher starting price than the 2018 GS 300, drivers should keep in mind that the E 300, the lineup's base model features countless standard premium features. To access many of the features that are standard in the E 300, drivers will need to upgrade in the Lexus GS 300's lineup. Take a look at the chart below to see how these two sedans compare in detail.

2018 Mercedes-Benz E 300 Sedan


2018 Lexus GS 300

$52,950* Starting MSRP $46,310

Standard Hardware

Navigation System

Optional Upgrade

Standard Hardware

Run Flat Tires Unavailable

241 horsepower; 273 lb-ft of torque

Peak Engine Output

241 horsepower; 258 lb-ft of torque

*MSRP does not include transportation charge. Excludes options, taxes, title, and registration. Options, model availability, and price may vary. See Mercedes-Benz of South Mississippi for details.

2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class lineup standard features

When you decide to lease or buy a new Mercedes-Benz, it's well-known that you're getting more than just a vehicle. Thanks to the long history of innovation and top-of-the-line production Mercedes-Benz has, drivers can expect a vehicle with the latest technology, premium features, and a long-lasting and dependable drive. This extends to the E 300 Sedan in a number of ways, most notably all of the standard features and technologies from the base level up in the C-Class lineup.

As you can see above, the 2018 E 300 Sedan comes standard with a Mercedes-Benz integrated navigation system as well as run flat tires. These features either require an upgrade or are completely unavailable in the 2018 Lexus GS lineup. Other features that are standard in the 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class lineup include:

  • HomeLink® Automatic Garage Door Opener
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Android Auto
  • 12.3" Digital Central Display
  • 5 years of Mercedes-Benz mbrace® Connect
  • ... and so much more!