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

2011 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class
2011 Lexus LS 460
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4-Door Sedan CLS 550
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan CLS 550 14 21 $68,820 $74,000
4-Door Sedan CLS 63 AMG 12 18 $92,116 $99,050
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$68,820
$59,746
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$74,000
$67,130
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1233 / month
$1119 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.4
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.
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Fuel Economy
City
14 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Midsize cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.0 56.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.1 43.7
Front Hip Room (in)
52.0 55.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104.3 103.0
Second Leg Room (in)
35.0 35.8
Front Head Room (in)
38.4 38.0
Second Hip Room (in)
53.0 55.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 58.5
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Head Room (in)
36.4 37.9
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
55.7 58.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 63.8
Wheelbase (in)
112.4 116.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.7 73.8
Track Width, Front (in)
62.5 63.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
193.3 199.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
17.5 18.0
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x - TBD - 12.3 x - TBD -
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)
13.0 x - TBD - 13.1 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)
36.8 36.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 14.8
Tires
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - P235/50R18
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P285/30R19 P235/50R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/35R19 P235/50R18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4023 4244
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x - TBD - 18 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x - TBD - 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 18 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 100
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
382 @ 6000 380 @ 6400
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System
- TBD - Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
391 @ 2800-4800 367 @ 4100
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
5.5L/333 4.6L/281
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
16 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 24
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.23
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 2.18
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86 2.72
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.82 2.93
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.46
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/manual shift
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.38 4.60
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 1.86
Trans Type
7 8
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.69
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class Lexus LS 460
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Multi-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
4-Link w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
11.6 9.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 3

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