Compare 2012 Lexus LS 600h L vs 2012 Mercedes-Benz S Class

2012 Lexus LS 600h L
2012 Mercedes-Benz S Class
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4-Door Sedan Hybrid
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Hybrid 19 23 $103,732 $112,750
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4-Door Sedan RWD S 400 Hybrid
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD S 400 Hybrid 19 25 $85,421 $91,850
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC S 350 BlueTEC 21 31 $86,072 $92,550
4-Door Sedan RWD S 550 15 25 $87,885 $94,500
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC S 550 15 24 $90,675 $97,500
4-Door Sedan RWD S 63 AMG 15 23 $129,549 $139,300
4-Door Sedan RWD S 600 12 19 $148,335 $159,500
4-Door Sedan RWD S 65 AMG 12 19 $196,137 $210,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$103,732
$85,421
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$112,750
$91,850
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1879 / month
$1531 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
9.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The low volumes projected for the 2012 Lexus LS 600h L reflect its conflicted role as the most luxurious model of the LS line and also the greenest; it's a comfortable car with superior fuel efficiency, but does anyone care? 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
19 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Large
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.5 59.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 109.0
Second Head Room (in)
38.0 38.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.4 58.7
Front Leg Room (in)
43.7 41.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.4 60.8
Second Leg Room (in)
- TBD - 42.3
Front Head Room (in)
38.0 37.8
Second Hip Room (in)
55.5 60.9
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3 5.75
Length, Overall (in)
203.9 206.5
Height, Overall (in)
58.3 58.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.4 63.2
Wheelbase (in)
121.7 124.6
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.8 73.7
Track Width, Front (in)
63.4 63.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.1 16.4
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)
13.2 x - TBD - 11.8 x 0.9
Brake Type
Pwr Regenerative Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.1 x - TBD - 13.2 x 1.25
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.2 23.8
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
11.6-17.6 17.83
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.4 40.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.3-3.7 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P245/45R19 P255/45R18
Spare Tire Size
P245/45R19 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/45R19 P255/45R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
5360 4630
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
19 x 8.0 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 8.0 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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
5.0L/303 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
389 @ 6400 295 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas/Electric V8 Gas/Electric V6
Fuel System
DIS Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
385 @ 4000 284 @ 2400-5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 21
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.92
Trans Type
1 7
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.916 2.23
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Continuously Variable Ratio Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 4.38
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.73
Summary
Vehicle Name
Lexus LS 600h L Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Body Style
4-Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 4
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.3 8.9

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