Compare 2011 Lexus LS 460 vs 2011 Mercedes-Benz S Class

2011 Lexus LS 460
2011 Mercedes-Benz S Class
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4-Door Sedan RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 16 24 $59,746 $67,130
4-Door Sedan AWD 16 23 $61,797 $69,435
4-Door Sedan RWD L 16 24 $64,681 $72,675
4-Door Sedan AWD L 16 23 $66,732 $74,980
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4-Door Sedan RWD S400 Hybrid
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD S400 Hybrid 19 25 $84,630 $91,000
4-Door Sedan RWD S550 15 23 $86,490 $93,000
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC S550 14 21 $89,280 $96,000
4-Door Sedan RWD S63 AMG 15 22 $128,340 $138,000
4-Door Sedan RWD S600 12 19 $146,987 $158,050
4-Door Sedan RWD S65 AMG 12 19 $194,370 $209,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$59,746
$84,630
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$67,130
$91,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1119 / month
$1517 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
9.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Lexus LS sedans deliver a luxury-liner ride and hushed interior, with some options that are unmatched by all but ultra-luxury brands, but they sorely lack driving involvement. 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
Midsize cars Large
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.9 38.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 58.7
Front Leg Room (in)
43.7 41.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.4 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
35.8 42.3
Front Head Room (in)
38.0 37.8
Second Hip Room (in)
55.5 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.5 59.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
103.0 108.6
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
58.1 58.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.8 63.2
Wheelbase (in)
116.9 124.6
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.8 73.7
Track Width, Front (in)
63.6 62.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 5.8
Length, Overall (in)
199.2 206.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
18.0 16.4
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 x - TBD - 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)
13.1 x - TBD - 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)
22.2 23.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.1 40.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.2 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.8 - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Size
P235/50R18 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/50R18 P255/45R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/50R18 P255/45R18
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)
4244 4474
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 18 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 18 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
380 @ 6400 295 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas/Electric V6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
367 @ 4100 284 @ 2400-5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.6L/281 3.5L/213
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
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.23 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.18 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.72 2.86
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.93 2.23
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.46 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/manual shift Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.60 4.38
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.73
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.86 1.92
Trans Type
8 7
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Lexus LS 460 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Four-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs 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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