Compare 2006 Lexus LS vs 2006 Mercedes-Benz E Class

2006 Lexus LS
2006 Mercedes-Benz E Class
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
LS 430 4-Door Sedan 18 25 $49,176 $56,525
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4-Door Sedan 3.2L CDI
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
E-Class 4-Door Sedan 3.2L CDI 27 37 $47,476 $51,050
E-Class 4-Door Sedan 3.5L 19 27 $46,546 $50,050
E-Class 4-Door Sedan 3.5L 4MATIC 18 24 $48,872 $52,550
E-Class 4-Door Sedan 5.0L 17 25 $54,312 $58,400
E-Class 4-Door Sedan 5.0L 4MATIC 16 20 $56,637 $60,900
E-Class 4-Door Sedan 5.5L AMG 15 21 $76,074 $81,800
E-Class 4-Door Wgn 3.5L 18 26 $48,639 $52,300
E-Class 4-Door Wgn 3.5L 4MATIC 18 24 $50,964 $54,800
E-Class 4-Door Wgn 5.0L 4MATIC 16 20 $57,660 $62,000
E-Class 4-Door Wgn 5.5L AMG 15 21 $76,818 $82,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$49,176
$47,476
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$56,525
$51,050
Monthly Payment Estimate
$942 / month
$851 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
37.6 35.6
Front Head Room (in)
38.1 39.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
107.2 97.2
Second Hip Room (in)
57.3 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 56.4
Second Head Room (in)
37.9 37.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.2 56.1
Front Leg Room (in)
44.0 41.9
Front Hip Room (in)
56.7 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.8 61.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
197.4 189.7
Height, Overall (in)
58.7 57.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 61.2
Wheelbase (in)
115.2 112.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.0 71.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
20.2 15.9
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.4 x - TBD - 12.3 x - TBD -
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)
12.2 x - TBD - 11.8
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.2 21.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.4 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.8 37.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.5 2.8
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/55HR17 225/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
P225/55HR17 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/55HR17 225/55HR16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3990 3835
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 16 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 16 x 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
278 @ 5600 201 @ 4200
Engine Type
Gas V8 Diesel I6
Fuel System
EFI CDI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
312 @ 3400 369 @ 1800-2600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.3L/262 3.2L/197
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 37
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.95 3.17 (Comfort Mode 1.93)
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.96 2.19
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.77 2.65
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.50 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.27 3.59
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.35 1.41
Trans Type
6 5
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Lexus LS 430 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Body Style
4-Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double-Wishbone w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent 5-Arm Multilink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double-Wishbone w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent 4-Link

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