Compare 2006 Lexus LS 430 vs 2006 Mercedes-Benz E Class

2006 Lexus LS 430
2006 Mercedes-Benz E Class
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 18 25 $49,176 $56,525
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4-Door Sedan 3.5L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.5L 19 27 $46,546 $50,050
4-Door Sedan 3.2L CDI 27 37 $47,476 $51,050
4-Door Wagon 3.5L 18 26 $48,639 $52,300
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC 3.5L 18 24 $48,872 $52,550
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC 3.5L 18 24 $50,964 $54,800
4-Door Sedan 5.0L 17 25 $54,312 $58,400
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC 5.0L 16 20 $56,637 $60,900
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC 5.0L 16 20 $57,660 $62,000
4-Door Sedan 5.5L AMG 15 21 $76,074 $81,800
4-Door Wagon 5.5L AMG 15 21 $76,818 $82,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$49,176
$46,546
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$56,525
$50,050
Monthly Payment Estimate
$942 / month
$834 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.2 56.1
Front Leg Room (in)
44.0 41.9
Front Hip Room (in)
56.7 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
37.6 35.6
Front Head Room (in)
38.1 39.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
107.2 97.2
Second Hip Room (in)
57.3 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 56.4
Second Head Room (in)
37.9 37.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
58.7 57.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 61.2
Wheelbase (in)
115.2 112.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.0 71.7
Track Width, Front (in)
61.8 61.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
197.4 189.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
20.2 15.9
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.2 x - TBD - 11.8
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.4 x - TBD - 13.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.2 21.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.8 37.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.5 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.4 - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Size
P225/55HR17 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/55HR17 245/45HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/55HR17 245/45HR17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3990 3703
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
EFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
312 @ 3400 258 @ 2400-5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.3L/262 3.5L/214
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
278 @ 5600 268 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 19
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.50 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.27 4.38
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.35 1.92
Trans Type
6 7
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.95 3.42 (Comfort Mode 2.23)
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.96 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.77 3.07
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.73
Summary
Body Style
4-Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Lexus LS 430 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double-Wishbone w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent 4-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double-Wishbone w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent 5-Arm Multilink

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