Compare 2013 Mercedes-Benz S Class vs 2013 Lexus LS 460

2013 Mercedes-Benz S Class
2013 Lexus LS 460
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4-Door Sedan S400 Hybrid RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD S400 Hybrid 19 25 $85,886 $92,350
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC S350 BlueTEC 21 31 $86,490 $93,000
4-Door Sedan RWD S550 15 25 $88,350 $95,000
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC S550 15 24 $91,140 $98,000
4-Door Sedan RWD S63 AMG 15 23 $130,200 $140,000
4-Door Sedan RWD S600 12 19 $149,079 $160,300
4-Door Sedan RWD S65 AMG 12 19 $197,160 $212,000
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4-Door Sedan RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 16 24 $66,232 $71,990
4-Door Sedan AWD 16 23 $68,939 $74,935
4-Door Sedan RWD L 16 24 $72,028 $78,290
4-Door Sedan AWD L 16 23 $75,235 $81,775
Pricing
Invoice Price
$85,886
$66,232
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$92,350
$71,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1539 / month
$1200 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.2
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
Covering its wide range of performance personalities, all with superb comfort and some of the world's top in-car tech, the 2013 Mercedes-Benz S Class is one model you'll be as happy to be in as to be seen in. The new F Sport turns up the heat just a little bit, but you'll still savor the 2013 Lexus LS more for its interior appointments and luxurious long-distance comfort than for its performance.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Midsize cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
60.8 55.4
Second Leg Room (in)
42.3 35.8
Front Head Room (in)
37.8 38.0
Second Hip Room (in)
60.9 55.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.1 58.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
109.000 103.0
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 38.0
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.7 56.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 43.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
124.6 116.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.7 73.8
Track Width, Front (in)
63.1 63.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.75 5.1
Length, Overall (in)
206.5 200.0
Height, Overall (in)
58.0 58.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.2 63.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.4 18.0
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.2 x 1.25 13.1 x - TBD -
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)
11.8 x 0.9 12.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
23.8 22.2
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.83 14.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.0 35.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/45R18 P235/50R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/45R18 P235/50R18
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - P235/50R18
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4630 4233
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 18 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 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)
- TBD - 100
Engine
Engine Type
Gas/Electric V6 Gas V8
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
284 @ 2400-5000 367 @ 4100
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5L/213 4.6L/281
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
295 @ 6000 386 @ 6400
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 16
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.23 2.937
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.464
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/manual shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 1.000
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 0.824
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.38 4.596
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 1.863
Trans Type
7 8
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.231
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 2.176
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86 2.724
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.685
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz S-Class Lexus LS 460
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - N/A
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Multi-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.7 9.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 4

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