Compare 2015 Lexus LS vs 2015 Mercedes-Benz S Class

2015 Lexus LS
2015 Mercedes-Benz S Class
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4-Door Sedan AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
LS 460 4-Door Sedan AWD 16 23 $69,428 $75,465
LS 460 4-Door Sedan Crafted Line AWD 16 23 $80,578 $87,500
LS 460 4-Door Sedan Crafted Line RWD 16 24 $77,819 $84,500
LS 460 4-Door Sedan L RWD 16 24 $72,513 $78,820
LS 460 4-Door Sedan RWD 16 24 $66,717 $72,520
LS 600h L 4-Door Sedan Hybrid 19 23 $110,805 $120,440
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2-Door Coupe S 550 4MATIC
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
S-Class 2-Door Coupe S 550 4MATIC 16 24 $111,507 $119,900
S-Class 2-Door Coupe S 63 AMG 4MATIC 15 23 $149,637 $160,900
S-Class 2-Door Coupe S 65 AMG RWD 13 20 $214,737 $230,900
S-Class 4-Door Sedan S 550 4MATIC 16 26 $90,582 $97,400
S-Class 4-Door Sedan S 550 Plug-In Hybrid RWD N/A N/A $87,792 $94,400
S-Class 4-Door Sedan S 550 RWD 17 26 $87,792 $94,400
S-Class 4-Door Sedan S 600 RWD 13 21 $155,217 $166,900
S-Class 4-Door Sedan S 63 AMG 4MATIC 15 23 $131,549 $141,450
S-Class 4-Door Sedan S 65 AMG RWD 13 20 $206,460 $222,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$69,428
$111,507
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$75,465
$119,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1258 / month
$1998 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
9.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
You can add a welcome dose of fun to the LS chassis with the F-Sport trim, but Lexus' flagship remains a big, comfortable sedan at its core. With the addition of a beautiful, expressive new Coupe, the 2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is no longer just the best sedan in the world; it's now a family of flagship models.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Second Hip Room (in)
55.5 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.5 60.6
Second Head Room (in)
38 36.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 54.1
Front Leg Room (in)
43.7 -
Front Hip Room (in)
55.4 -
Second Leg Room (in)
35.8 -
Front Head Room (in)
38 39.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
63.6 64
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.1 -
Length, Overall (in)
200 197.9
Height, Overall (in)
58.3 55.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.6 64.5
Wheelbase (in)
116.9 115.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.8 74.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
18 10.4
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)
13.1 11.8
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14 13.2
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.2 20.7
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 -
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P235/50VR18 P245/45HR19
Spare Tire Size
Full-Size NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/50VR18 P275/40HR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4651 4707
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Full-Size NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 19 X 9.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 19 X 8.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 520
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
347 @ 4100 516 @ 1800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.6 L/281 4.7 L/285
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
360 @ 6400 449 @ 5250
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-8 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8
Fuel System
Port/Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 16
Transmission
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.13 2.65
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.86 1.92
Trans Type
8 7
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.23 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.73
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.18 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.72 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA 427
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.46 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.60 4.38
Summary
Body Style
Sedan 4MATIC Coupe
Vehicle Name
Lexus LS 460 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.8 9.3

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