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 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

Second Shoulder Room (in)

56.9 58.7

Front Leg Room (in)

44.0 41.9

Front Hip Room (in)

55.4 - TBD -

Exterior Dimensions

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

Height, Overall (in)

58.1 58.0

Track Width, Rear (in)

63.5 63.2

Wheelbase (in)

116.9 124.6

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

18.0 16.3

Brakes

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

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

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

22.2 23.8

Steering

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

Steering Type

Pwr Rack & Pinion Vehicle-Speed-Sensitive

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

3.2 - TBD -

Tires

Rear Tire Size

P235/50VR18 P275/45R18

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA

Front Tire Size

P235/50VR18 P255/45R18

Spare Tire Size

P235/50R18 - TBD -

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Trailering

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

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

NA NA

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

4244 4960

Wheels

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

Rear Wheel Size (in)

18 x 7.5 18 x 9.5

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

4.6L/281 5.5L/336

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

380 @ 6400 510 @ 5000

Engine Type

Gas V8 Gas V12

Fuel System

SFI/DI SFI

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

367 @ 4100 612 @ 1800 - 3500

Engine Order Code

NA NA

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

16 11

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

24 17

Transmission

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

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 -

Summary

Vehicle Name

Lexus LS 460 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Body Style

4-Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan

Suspension

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

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

NA w/5-Arm

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)

- TBD - - TBD -

Suspension Type - Front

Multi-Link Independent

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