Compare 2008 Lexus LS vs 2008 Mercedes-Benz S Class

2008 Lexus LS
2008 Mercedes-Benz S Class
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
LS 460 4-Door Sedan 16 24 $55,352 $62,900
LS 460 4-Door Sedan LWB 16 24 $64,152 $72,900
LS 600h L 4-Door Sedan Hybrid 20 22 $92,312 $104,900
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4-Door Sedan 5.5L V12 RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
S-Class 4-Door Sedan 5.5L V12 RWD 11 17 $134,106 $144,200
S-Class 4-Door Sedan 5.5L V8 4MATIC 14 20 $83,421 $89,700
S-Class 4-Door Sedan 5.5L V8 RWD 14 21 $80,631 $86,700
S-Class 4-Door Sedan 6.0L V12 AMG RWD 11 17 $180,420 $194,000
S-Class 4-Door Sedan 6.3L V8 AMG RWD 11 17 $118,110 $127,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$55,352
$134,106
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$62,900
$144,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1048 / month
$2403 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Lexus LS 460 is a little lacking in personality and presence, so it’s a good choice for those who want top technology and comforts without attracting undue attention. Hark! The 2008 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is loaded with top safety and comfort-oriented technologies and is one of the best luxury sedans in the world.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 11 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 17 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Large
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 58.7
Front Leg Room (in)
44.0 41.9
Front Hip Room (in)
55.4 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
37.6 42.3
Front Head Room (in)
38.0 37.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
103.0 109.0
Second Hip Room (in)
55.5 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.5 59.1
Second Head Room (in)
38.0 38.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
58.1 58.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.5 63.2
Wheelbase (in)
116.9 124.6
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.8 73.7
Track Width, Front (in)
63.5 63.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
198.0 205.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
18.0 16.3
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.4 x - TBD - 12.6 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.1 x - TBD - 13.8 x - TBD -
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)
22.2 23.8
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Vehicle-Speed-Sensitive
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.2 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
11.6-16.6 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 40.0
Tires
Spare Tire Size
P235/50R18 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/50VR18 P275/45R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/50VR18 P255/45R18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4244 4960
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 18 x 9.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 18 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
SFI/DI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
367 @ 4100 612 @ 1800 - 3500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.6L/281 5.5L/336
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
380 @ 6400 510 @ 5000
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V12
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 11
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.60 - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.86 - TBD -
Trans Type
8 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.23 - TBD -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.18 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.72 - TBD -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.94 2.65
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.46 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Summary
Body Style
4-Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Lexus LS 460 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/5-Arm
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/4-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Independent

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