2020 BMW 5-Series

2021 BMW 5-Series

2021 Lexus GS

2021 Lexus GS

2021 BMW 5-Series vs. 2021 Lexus GS


When it comes to the 2021 BMW 5-Series, buyers can expect to get one of the best mid-size sedans in this category. The 2021 5-Series is choke-full of tech features that typically come as options in this category. With great styling and a large cabin, the 2021 5-Series is sure to deliver a thrilling ride.

The 2021 Lexus GS is a great luxury sedan that has a lot to offer. With a great exterior design, the 2021 GS nevertheless suffers from a common problem with most Lexus cars, namely, build quality is not quite at par with its counterparts in this category. Here is a comparison of these two cars and a verdict on which of them is the better one.

Design & Style

With a sporty design that features a sloping roof, sporty stance, and a sharp countered body, the 2021 5-Series is great to look at. This is a car that will stand out anywhere it goes. The cabin is no less awesome and has a premium build. The 2021 5-Series also has generous cabin and trunk space. Despite the sloping roofline, the back seat area is still very spacious and there is plenty of headspaces even for tall passengers.

For 2021, Lexus has added larger 18-wheels as standard which helps to improve this vehicle’s sports credentials. The exterior styling remains largely unchanged, featuring the distinctive hour-glass design on the front grille. Inside the car, the cabin is somewhat cramped and some of the materials used do not convey the premium-feel that is a common feature of sedans in this category.

Technology & Safety

When it comes to tech and safety features, the 2021 5-Series comes with an iDrive-powered infotainment system that is responsive and features crisp graphics. With an 8-speaker audio system that comes as standard, you get an awesome audio experience. There are also many reasonably-priced options that are available to improve your motoring experience.

The 2021 Lexus GS features an impressive array of tech features. These include standard GPS navigation as well as a 12-inch infotainment display. While these are certainly impressive, the kinks are in the details. For example, the infotainment system is sluggish and the graphics blurry.


When it comes to the engine, the 2021 5-Series is powered by a 2-liter turbocharged engine that ensures that this sedan never feels underpowered at any point. Hills are handled with ease and joining busy highways from a junction is made easy by the powerful acceleration. The ride quality is superb and the well-tuned suspension cancels out most of the surface imperfections.

The 2021 Lexus GS on the other hand is powered by a powerful V6 engine that produces about 300hp. This is adequate power and the 2021 GS delivers a pretty convincing performance. Ride quality is fairly good and the 2021 GS remains composed even when negotiating tight corners.

The Bottom Line

While these two cars certainly earn their position in the mid-sized luxury sedan category, the 2021 BMW 5- Series edges out the 2021 Lexus GS when you come down to the details. The 2021 5-Series is a better car in terms of quality of design, cabin space, and even performance. This makes the 2021 5-Series the winner in this comparison.

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