Compare 2018 Lexus LC vs 2018 Mercedes-Benz S Class vs 2018 Mercedes-Benz SL Class

2018 Lexus LC
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2018 Mercedes-Benz S Class
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2018 Mercedes-Benz SL Class
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LC 500 RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
LC LC 500 RWD 16 26 $84,640 $92,000
LC LC 500h RWD 26 35 $88,788 $96,510
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AMG S 63 4MATIC Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
S-Class AMG S 63 4MATIC Convertible 15 24 $166,935 $179,500
S-Class AMG S 63 4MATIC Coupe 17 27 $155,961 $167,700
S-Class AMG S 63 4MATIC Sedan 17 26 $137,175 $147,500
S-Class AMG S 65 Convertible 14 21 $233,337 $250,900
S-Class AMG S 65 Coupe 13 21 $222,177 $238,900
S-Class AMG S 65 Sedan 13 22 $213,435 $229,500
S-Class Maybach S 560 4MATIC Sedan 16 25 $156,798 $168,600
S-Class Maybach S 650 Sedan 13 21 $184,791 $198,700
S-Class S 450 4MATIC Sedan 18 28 $86,397 $92,900
S-Class S 450 Sedan 19 28 $83,607 $89,900
S-Class S 560 4MATIC Coupe 17 27 $115,785 $124,500
S-Class S 560 4MATIC Sedan 17 27 $95,697 $102,900
S-Class S 560 Convertible 17 26 $123,969 $133,300
S-Class S 560 Sedan 17 27 $92,907 $99,900
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AMG SL 63 Roadster
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
SL AMG SL 63 Roadster 16 25 $142,151 $152,850
SL AMG SL 65 Roadster 13 22 $206,460 $222,000
SL SL 450 Roadster 20 28 $82,026 $88,200
SL SL 550 Roadster 17 25 $104,439 $112,300
Pricing
Invoice Price
$84,640
$166,935
$142,151
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$92,000
$179,500
$152,850
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1533 / month
$2992 / month
$2548 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
8.4
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
Lexus aims in a completely new direction with its 2018 LC 500 Coupe—and it’s an exciting one. The 2018 Mercedes-Benz continues to push the envelope for comfort. safety, and autonomous driving aids, while improving upon its effortless power and dignified road manners. The 2018 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class represents the pinnacle of droptop grand touring cruisers. But what does that mean anymore?
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 15 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 24 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Compact Cars Two-Seaters
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
85.9 - 50.5
Front Hip Room (in)
54.1 60.6 53.6
Second Leg Room (in)
32.5 - -
Front Head Room (in)
37.2 37.7 39.1
Passenger Capacity
4 4 2
Second Hip Room (in)
43.7 - -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.5 60.6 55.5
Second Head Room (in)
32.2 37.6 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
48.9 54.1 -
Front Leg Room (in)
42 - 42.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.4 64.7 63.2
Wheelbase (in)
113 115.9 101.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.6 75.3 73.9
Track Width, Front (in)
64.2 64.7 63.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.2 - -
Length, Overall (in)
187.4 198.9 182.7
Height, Overall (in)
53 56 51.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
5.4 8.8 8.5
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.3 15.4 15.4
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.1 14.2 14.2
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.7 21.1 19.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 - 36.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P275/40YR20 P285/35YR20 P285/30YR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA R01 R01
Front Tire Size
P245/45YR20 P255/40YR20 P255/35YR19
Spare Tire Size
NA NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA R01 R01
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4280 4817 4068
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 X 8.5 20 X 8.5 19 X 9
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 X 9.5 20 X 9.5 19 X 10
Engine
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
5.0 L/303 4.0 L/243 5.5 L/333
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
471 @ 7100 603 @ 5500 577 @ 5500
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-8 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8
Fuel System
Port/Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
398 @ 4800 664 @ 2750 664 @ 2250
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 18 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 24 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 15 16
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.94 2.47 2.65
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.35 2.31 1.92
Trans Type
10 9 7
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.46 1.21 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.79 0.72 -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
5.17 4.93 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.15 3.33 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA 421 427
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.88 1.66 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.86 0.73
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.19 1.00 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.92 5.50 4.38
Summary
Vehicle Name
Lexus LC Mercedes-Benz S-Class Mercedes-Benz SL
Body Style
Coupe 4MATIC Cabriolet Roadster
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.3 9.8 9.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 520 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 150 -

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