Compare 2011 Hyundai Equus vs 2011 Mercedes-Benz S Class

2011 Hyundai Equus
2011 Mercedes-Benz S Class
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4-Door Sedan Signature
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Equus 4-Door Sedan Signature 16 24 $54,204 $58,000
Equus 4-Door Sedan Ultimate 16 24 $60,250 $64,500
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4-Door Sedan S 400 Hybrid RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
S-Class 4-Door Sedan S 400 Hybrid RWD 19 25 $84,630 $91,000
S-Class 4-Door Sedan S 550 4MATIC 14 21 $89,280 $96,000
S-Class 4-Door Sedan S 550 RWD 15 23 $86,490 $93,000
S-Class 4-Door Sedan S 600 RWD 12 19 $146,987 $158,050
S-Class 4-Door Sedan S 63 AMG RWD 15 22 $128,340 $138,000
S-Class 4-Door Sedan S 65 AMG RWD 12 19 $194,370 $209,000

Pricing

Invoice Price

$54,204
$84,630

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$58,000
$91,000

Monthly Payment Estimate

$967 / month
$1517 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

8.4
9.2

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2011 Hyundai Equus sets a high-water mark for the Korean brand, and rings like a warning shot to the folks over at Lexus. 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

Number of Passenger Doors

4 -

EPA Classification

Large Cars Large

Interior Dimensions

Second Shoulder Room (in)

58.0 58.7

Front Leg Room (in)

45.1 41.9

Passenger Volume (ft³)

109.3 108.6

Front Hip Room (in)

55.5 - TBD -

Second Leg Room (in)

38.9 42.3

Front Head Room (in)

38.7 37.8

Passenger Capacity

5 5

Second Hip Room (in)

55.1 - TBD -

Front Shoulder Room (in)

59.1 59.1

Second Head Room (in)

38.1 38.5

Exterior Dimensions

Height, Overall (in)

58.7 58.0

Track Width, Rear (in)

64.1 63.2

Wheelbase (in)

119.9 124.6

Liftover Height (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

74.4 73.7

Track Width, Front (in)

63.8 62.9

Min Ground Clearance (in)

5.1 5.8

Length, Overall (in)

203.1 206.5

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

16.7 16.4

Brakes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

12.4 x 0.8 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)

13.6 x 1.2 13.2 x 1.3

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)

20.3 23.8

Steering

Steering Type

Electro-Hydraulic Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

2.8 - TBD -

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)

- TBD - - TBD -

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

15.5 - TBD -

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

39.6 40.0

Tires

Spare Tire Size

T155/80R18 - TBD -

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P275/40R19 P255/45R18

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA

Front Tire Size

P245/45R19 P255/45R18

Trailering

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

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

NA NA

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

4449-4555 4474

Wheels

Rear Wheel Size (in)

19 x 9.0 18 x 8.5

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

Aluminum - TBD -

Front Wheel Size (in)

19 x 8.0 18 x 8.5

Spare Wheel Size (in)

18 x - TBD - - TBD -

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)

8.9 - TBD -

Electrical

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

180 - TBD -

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

- TBD - - TBD -

Engine

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

378 @ 6500 295 @ 6000

Engine Type

Gas V8 Gas/Electric V6

Fuel System

MPFI Electronic Fuel Injection

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

324 @ 3500 284 @ 2400-5000

Engine Order Code

NA NA

Displacement

4.6L/282 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

Reverse Ratio (:1)

3.40 3.42

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

NA -

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

2.34 2.86

Trans Order Code

NA NA

Drivetrain

Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

3.13 2.23

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.14 1.37

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic w/OD Automatic

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.69 0.82

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

NA 0.73

First Gear Ratio (:1)

4.17 4.38

Clutch Size (in)

NA NA

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.52 1.92

Trans Type

6 7

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.87 1.00

Trans Description Cont. Again

SHIFTRONIC NA

Summary

Vehicle Name

Hyundai Equus Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Body Style

4 Door Sedan Sedan

Suspension

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Air NA

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)

- TBD - - TBD -

Suspension Type - Front

Multi-Link Four-Link

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)

0.71 NA

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Air NA

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)

- TBD - - TBD -

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)

1.14 - TBD -

Suspension Type - Rear

Multi-Link Multi-Link

Emissions

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

9.8 8.7

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

3 4

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