Compare 2019 Lexus LC vs 2019 Mercedes-Benz SL Class

2019 Lexus LC
2019 Mercedes-Benz SL Class
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LC 500 RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
LC LC 500 RWD 16 25 $84,916 $92,300
LC LC 500h RWD 27 35 $89,064 $96,810
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AMG SL 63 Roadster
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
SL AMG SL 63 Roadster 15 23 $145,183 $154,450
SL SL 450 Roadster 20 28 $83,801 $89,150
SL SL 550 Roadster 17 25 $106,737 $113,550
Pricing
Invoice Price
$84,916
$145,183
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$92,300
$154,450
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1538 / month
$2574 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2019 Lexus LC is an ambitious effort that hits most of its marks. The 2019 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class is an icon among luxury cars and convertibles. It's due for an update, but a good idea never gets old.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 23 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 63.1
Wheelbase (in)
113 101.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.6 73.9
Track Width, Front (in)
64.2 63.8
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 Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
15.7 15.4
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)
14.1 14.2
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.7 19.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 36.3
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P275/40YR20 P285/30YR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA STDTR
Front Tire Size
P245/45YR20 P255/35YR19
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA STDTR
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
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
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
398 @ 4800 664 @ 2250
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 15
Transmission
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
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.92 4.38
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 9.8
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