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 AWD 16 23 $75,720 $82,305
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
Midsize Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
55.4 -
Second Leg Room (in)
35.8 -
Front Head Room (in)
38 39.3
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 -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.6 64.5
Wheelbase (in)
116.9 115.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.8 74.8
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
18 10.4
Brakes
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
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 20.7
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 -
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/50VR18 P275/40HR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4651 4707
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 19 X 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Full-Size NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 19 X 9.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 520
Engine
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-8 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8
Fuel System
Port/Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 24
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Lexus LS 460 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Body Style
Sedan 4MATIC Coupe
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.8 9.3

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