Compare 2011 Hyundai Equus vs 2011 Mercedes-Benz S Class

2011 Hyundai Equus
2011 Mercedes-Benz S Class
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4-Door Sedan Signature
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Signature 16 24 $54,204 $58,000
4-Door Sedan Ultimate 16 24 $60,250 $64,500
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4-Door Sedan RWD S 400 Hybrid
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD S 400 Hybrid 19 25 $84,630 $91,000
4-Door Sedan RWD S 550 15 23 $86,490 $93,000
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC S 550 14 21 $89,280 $96,000
4-Door Sedan RWD S 63 AMG 15 22 $128,340 $138,000
4-Door Sedan RWD S 600 12 19 $146,987 $158,050
4-Door Sedan RWD S 65 AMG 12 19 $194,370 $209,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$54,204
$84,630
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$58,000
$91,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$967 / month
$1517 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
9.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Hyundai Equus sets a high-water mark for the Korean brand, and rings like a warning shot to the folks over at Lexus. From earth-friendly to exclusive and exotically fast, the 2011 Mercedes-Benz S-Class does it all in superb comfort.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Large
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
38.1 38.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.0 58.7
Front Leg Room (in)
45.1 41.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
109.3 108.6
Front Hip Room (in)
55.5 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
38.9 42.3
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 37.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
55.1 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.1 59.1
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.1 5.8
Length, Overall (in)
203.1 206.5
Height, Overall (in)
58.7 58.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.1 63.2
Wheelbase (in)
119.9 124.6
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.4 73.7
Track Width, Front (in)
63.8 62.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.7 16.4
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.4 x 0.8 11.8 x 0.5
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.6 x 1.2 13.2 x 1.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.3 23.8
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.5 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.6 40.0
Steering Type
Electro-Hydraulic Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P245/45R19 P255/45R18
Spare Tire Size
T155/80R18 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P275/40R19 P255/45R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4449-4555 4474
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 9.0 18 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x 8.0 18 x 8.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.9 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
4.6L/282 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
378 @ 6500 295 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas/Electric V6
Fuel System
MPFI Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
324 @ 3500 284 @ 2400-5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 25
Transmission
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 1.92
Trans Type
6 7
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
SHIFTRONIC NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.40 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.34 2.86
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.13 2.23
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.82
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.73
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.17 4.38
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Equus Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Body Style
4 Door Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.14 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Air NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Four-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.71 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Air NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 4
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.8 8.7

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