Compare 2012 Hyundai Equus vs 2012 Mercedes-Benz S Class

2012 Hyundai Equus
2012 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 $55,134 $59,000
4-Door Sedan Ultimate 16 24 $61,644 $66,000
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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 $85,421 $91,850
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC S 350 BlueTEC 21 31 $86,072 $92,550
4-Door Sedan RWD S 550 15 25 $87,885 $94,500
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC S 550 15 24 $90,675 $97,500
4-Door Sedan RWD S 63 AMG 15 23 $129,549 $139,300
4-Door Sedan RWD S 600 12 19 $148,335 $159,500
4-Door Sedan RWD S 65 AMG 12 19 $196,137 $210,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$55,134
$85,421
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$59,000
$91,850
Monthly Payment Estimate
$983 / month
$1531 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
9.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Hyundai Equus sounds like a warning shot--not literally, of course--over the bow of Lexus and Infiniti. The Mercedes-Benz S-Class has a wide range of personalities--all of them superbly comfortably, some of them outrageously powerful.
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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 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 60.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.1 59.1
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)
109.3 109.0
Front Hip Room (in)
55.5 60.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
63.8 63.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.1 5.75
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.7 16.4
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.6 x 1.2 13.2 x 1.25
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.4 x 0.8 11.8 x 0.9
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.3 23.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.5 17.83
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 2.8
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
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
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4449-4555 4630
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x 8.0 18 x 8.5
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
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
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
376 @ 5000 284 @ 2400-5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
5.0L/307 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
429 @ 6400 295 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas/Electric V6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 19
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.831 0.82
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.652 0.73
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.795 4.38
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.613 1.92
Trans Type
8 7
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.467 3.42
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.571 -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.473 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.538 2.23
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.177 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Equus Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.71 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Air NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.14 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Air NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.8 8.9
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 4

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