Mercedes E 350 vs Lexus ES 350
Mercedes E 350 vs Lexus ES 350
When shopping for a luxury vehicle, it’s important to compare your options to help ensure you choose the best vehicle for you. Some things you may consider about each vehicle include their appearances, sizes, prices, features, and overall specifications. Each of these factors may affect which vehicle is the right choice for your needs. If you have any questions, give us a call at (707) 430-0101.
When deciding which luxury sedan is right for you, it may be helpful to speak with local experts or compare viable options. Two popular options for these types of vehicles are the Mercedes E 350 and Lexus ES 350. Learning more about each of these vehicles may help you determine which is the better vehicle for you.
Prices for the 2022 Mercedes E 350 vary based on the specific model you choose. For example, the E 350 Sedan begins at a $54,950 MSRP. The E 350 4MATIC® Sedan, however, begins at a $57,450 MSRP.
The prices of the 2022 Lexus ES 350 also depend on the specific model you select. The ES 350 begins at $41,875 MSRP, and the ES 350 F Sport begins at $46,525 MSRP. When looking at the luxury classes, the ES 350 Luxury begins at $47,274 MSRP, and the ES 350 Ultra Luxury begins at $51,055 MSRP.
The Mercedes E 350 has a fuel tank capacity of 17.4 gallons and averages 26 miles per gallon combined. For city driving specifically, it averages 23 miles per gallon, and, for highway driving, it averages 31 miles per gallon. This allows for an estimated 400.2 miles of city cruising and 539.4 miles of highway cruising.
The Lexus ES 350, however, has a slightly smaller fuel tank capacity that holds 15.9 gallons, but it also has a combined average of 26 miles per gallon. However, compared to the Mercedes E 350, it only averages 22 miles per gallon for city driving, but the Lexus ES 350 does average 32 miles per gallon for highway driving. This allows for an estimated 349.8 miles of city cruising and 508.8 miles of highway cruising.
Both the Mercedes E 350 and Lexus ES 350 have an estimated emissions rate of 6.8 tons per year based on an estimate of driving 15,000 miles per year. Both vehicles also meet the qualifications to earn the Certified Ultra-Love Emission Vehicle rating.
The Mercedes E 350 has a powerful two-liter turbocharged inline-four-cylinder engine that requires premium unleaded gasoline. It’s capable of outputting up to 255 horsepower at 5,800 to 6,100 rotations per minute and has 273 pound-feet of torque at 1,800 to 4,000 rotations per minute. This powers the vehicle’s rear-wheel drive and supports its 6.1-second zero to 60 miles per hour acceleration. The vehicle also features a 9G-TRONIC nine-speed automatic transmission.
The Lexus ES 350 has a V-6 3.5-liter engine that requires regular unleaded gasoline. It’s capable of outputting up to 302 horsepower and has 267 pound-feet of torque at 4,700 rotations per minute. This powers the vehicle’s front-wheel drive and supports its slightly slower 6.6-second zero to 60 miles per hour acceleration rate. The vehicle also features a direct-shift eight-speed automatic transmission.
Interior Dimensions and Seating
The Mercedes E 350 offers comfortable seating for five passengers. The front row of seating includes 41.7 inches of legroom, 57.8 inches of shoulder room, and 37.3 inches of headroom. In the rear row, the car provides seating for three passengers with 36.2 inches of legroom, 57.1 inches of shoulder room, and 37.6 inches of headroom. The E 350 also includes 13.1 cubic feet of storage space.
The Lexus ES 350 also provides seating for up to five passengers. The front row of seating offers slightly more headroom than the Mercedes E 350, providing 37.5 inches if the car has a moon roof or 37.6 inches if it has a panorama glass roof. In the front row, you can enjoy slightly more legroom with 42.4 inches, but you may have less shoulder room with only 55.9 inches. The rear row, which includes seating for three passengers, provides more headroom than the E 350 with 37.8 inches regardless of the style of roof. It also provides slightly more legroom with 39.2 inches, but less shoulder room at only 54.3 inches. The ES 350 provides slightly more cargo space with 13.9 cubic feet of cargo capacity.
The Mercedes E 350 and the Lexus ES 350 are relatively similar in size. The ES 350 is slightly longer, measuring 195.9 inches compared to the E 350’s 194.3 inches. With the mirrors folded in on both cars, the E 350 is just wider than the ES 350, with the vehicles measuring 73.7 inches and 73.4 inches in width, respectively. The E 350 is also the taller of the two vehicles, measuring at 57.8 inches compared to the ES 350’s 56.9 inches. The ES 350 has a smaller wheelbase at 113 inches, whereas the E 350 has a 115.7-inch wheelbase.
Both the Mercedes E 350 and the Lexus ES 350 include a range of built-in multimedia features and options to customize your vehicle’s features. At 12.3 inches, the E 350 offers a slightly larger multimedia touchscreen display than the eight-inch multimedia touchscreen display in the ES 350. However, both systems connect with features like Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Bluetooth® audio streaming, providing you with convenient access to connect your mobile device safely and enjoy streaming your favorite music and podcasts while driving.
Both vehicles also offer features to support a hands-free driving experience. In addition to Bluetooth® and USB-C smartphone connectivity, both sedans include voice control options and easy-to-access buttons on the steering wheel for basic actions, such as skipping songs, adjusting volume, and answering calls. The E 350 also includes the exclusive “Hey, Mercedes” keyword activation as part of the Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX), allowing you to prompt your vehicle to help you find directions, make calls, and more. The ES 350, however, includes some compatibility options with the Amazon Alexa features.
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