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

2006 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class
2006 Lexus LS 430
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4-Door Sedan 5.0L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 5.0L 16 22 $60,357 $64,900
4-Door Sedan 5.5L AMG 14 20 $80,538 $86,600
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 18 25 $49,176 $56,525
Pricing
Invoice Price
$60,357
$49,176
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$64,900
$56,525
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1082 / month
$942 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Large
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
36.1 37.9
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.0 58.2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.1 44.0
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 56.7
Second Leg Room (in)
35.0 37.6
Front Head Room (in)
36.9 38.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104.3 107.2
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 57.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 58.3
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
193.0 197.4
Height, Overall (in)
54.7 58.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.0 61.8
Wheelbase (in)
112.4 115.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.7 72.0
Track Width, Front (in)
62.5 61.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.9 20.2
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x - TBD - 12.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x - TBD - 12.4 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4 Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 22.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 35.8
Steering Type
Pwr rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6 3.5
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 16.4
Tires
Front Tire Size
245/40ZR18 P225/55HR17
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - P225/55HR17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
275/35ZR18 P225/55HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3992 3990
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 9.5 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 17 x 7.5
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
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System
SMPI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
339 @ 2700-4250 312 @ 3400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
5.0L/303 4.3L/262
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
302 @ 5600 278 @ 5600
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 18
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.65 3.77
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.50
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.27
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.35
Trans Type
7 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.73
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.95
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.96
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4-Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class Lexus LS 430
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Arm Multilink Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Coil Springs Double-Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
4-Link Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Coil Springs Double-Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -

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