Compare 2012 Hyundai Equus vs 2012 Mercedes-Benz S Class

2012 Hyundai Equus
2012 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 $55,134 $59,000
Equus 4-Door Sedan Ultimate 16 24 $61,644 $66,000
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4-Door Sedan S 350 BlueTEC 4MATIC
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
S-Class 4-Door Sedan S 350 BlueTEC 4MATIC 21 31 $86,072 $92,550
S-Class 4-Door Sedan S 400 Hybrid RWD 19 25 $85,421 $91,850
S-Class 4-Door Sedan S 550 4MATIC 15 24 $90,675 $97,500
S-Class 4-Door Sedan S 550 RWD 15 25 $87,885 $94,500
S-Class 4-Door Sedan S 600 RWD 12 19 $148,335 $159,500
S-Class 4-Door Sedan S 63 AMG RWD 15 23 $129,549 $139,300
S-Class 4-Door Sedan S 65 AMG RWD 12 19 $196,137 $210,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$55,134
$86,072
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$59,000
$92,550
Monthly Payment Estimate
$983 / month
$1543 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
9.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Hyundai Equus sounds like a warning shot--not literally, of course--over the bow of Lexus and Infiniti. The Mercedes-Benz S-Class has a wide range of personalities--all of them superbly comfortably, some of them outrageously powerful.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Large
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.0 58.7
Front Leg Room (in)
45.1 41.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
109.3 109.0
Front Hip Room (in)
55.5 60.8
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 60.9
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 63.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.1 5.75
Length, Overall (in)
203.1 206.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.7 16.4
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.4 x 0.8 11.8 x 0.9
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 1.25
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.3 23.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.6 40.0
Steering Type
Electro-Hydraulic Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.5 17.83
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 4784
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
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 -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.9 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
429 @ 6400 240 @ 3600
Engine Type
Gas V8 Turbocharged Diesel V6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
376 @ 5000 455 @ 2400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
5.0L/307 3.0L/182
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 31
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.467 3.42
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.571 -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.473 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.538 3.07
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.177 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.831 0.82
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.652 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.795 4.38
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.613 1.92
Trans Type
8 7
Summary
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Equus Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Air NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Independent
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 -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.8 8.5

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