Compare 2018 Lexus LC vs 2018 Mercedes-Benz SL Class

2018 Lexus LC
2018 Mercedes-Benz SL Class
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RWD LC 500
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD LC 500 16 26 $84,640 $92,000
RWD LC 500h 26 35 $88,788 $96,510
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Roadster SL 450
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Roadster SL 450 20 28 $82,026 $88,200
Roadster SL 550 17 25 $104,439 $112,300
Roadster AMG SL 63 16 25 $142,151 $152,850
Roadster AMG SL 65 13 22 $206,460 $222,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$84,640
$82,026
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$92,000
$88,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1533 / month
$1470 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
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 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 20 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Two-Seaters
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
4 2
Second Hip Room (in)
43.7 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.5 55.5
Second Head Room (in)
32.2 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
48.9 -
Front Leg Room (in)
42 42.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
85.9 50.5
Front Hip Room (in)
54.1 53.6
Second Leg Room (in)
32.5 -
Front Head Room (in)
37.2 39.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
64.2 62.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.2 -
Length, Overall (in)
187.4 182.3
Height, Overall (in)
53 51.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.4 63
Wheelbase (in)
113 101.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.6 73.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
5.4 8.5
Brakes
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)
12.1 12.6
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.3 14.2
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.7 19.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 36.2
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P245/45YR20 P255/35YR19
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P275/40YR20 P285/30YR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4280 3826
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 X 9.5 19 X 9.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 X 8.5 19 X 8.5
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
471 @ 7100 362 @ 5500
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-8 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Port/Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
398 @ 4800 369 @ 2000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
5.0 L/303 3.0 L/183
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 23
Transmission
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.79 0.72
Reverse Ratio (:1)
5.17 4.80
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.15 3.24
Trans Order Code
NA 421
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.88 1.64
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.86
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.19 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.92 5.35
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.94 3.07
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.35 2.25
Trans Type
10 9
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.46 1.21
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Coupe Roadster
Vehicle Name
Lexus LC Mercedes-Benz SL
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.3 7.6

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