Compare 2018 Lexus LC vs 2018 Mercedes-Benz SL Class

2018 Lexus LC
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 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
$142,151
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$92,000
$152,850
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1533 / month
$2548 / 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 16 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Two Seaters
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.4 63.2
Wheelbase (in)
113 101.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.6 73.9
Track Width, Front (in)
64.2 63.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.2 -
Length, Overall (in)
187.4 182.7
Height, Overall (in)
53 51.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
5.4 8.5
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.1 14.2
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 15.4
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)
21.7 19.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 36.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P275/40YR20 P285/30YR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA R01
Front Tire Size
P245/45YR20 P255/35YR19
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA R01
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4280 4068
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 X 8.5 19 X 9
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 X 9.5 19 X 10
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
398 @ 4800 664 @ 2250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
5.0 L/303 5.5 L/333
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
471 @ 7100 577 @ 5500
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-8 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8
Fuel System
Port/Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 16
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.92 4.38
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.94 2.65
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.35 1.92
Trans Type
10 7
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.46 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.79 -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
5.17 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.15 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA 427
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.88 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.73
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.19 0.82
Summary
Vehicle Name
Lexus LC Mercedes-Benz SL
Body Style
Coupe Roadster
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.3 9.2

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