Compare 2018 Lexus LS vs 2018 Mercedes-Benz S Class

2018 Lexus LS
2018 Mercedes-Benz S Class
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LS 500 AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
LS LS 500 AWD 18 27 $71,961 $78,220
LS LS 500 F Sport AWD 18 27 $77,481 $84,220
LS LS 500 F Sport RWD 19 30 $74,520 $81,000
LS LS 500 RWD 19 30 $69,000 $75,000
LS LS 500h AWD 23 31 $76,112 $82,730
LS LS 500h RWD 25 33 $73,148 $79,510
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AMG S 63 4MATIC Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
S-Class AMG S 63 4MATIC Convertible 15 24 $166,935 $179,500
S-Class AMG S 63 4MATIC Coupe 17 27 $155,961 $167,700
S-Class AMG S 63 4MATIC Sedan 17 26 $137,175 $147,500
S-Class AMG S 65 Convertible 14 21 $233,337 $250,900
S-Class AMG S 65 Coupe 13 21 $222,177 $238,900
S-Class AMG S 65 Sedan 13 22 $213,435 $229,500
S-Class Maybach S 560 4MATIC Sedan 16 25 $156,798 $168,600
S-Class Maybach S 650 Sedan 13 21 $184,791 $198,700
S-Class S 450 4MATIC Sedan 18 28 $86,397 $92,900
S-Class S 450 Sedan 19 28 $83,607 $89,900
S-Class S 560 4MATIC Coupe 17 27 $115,785 $124,500
S-Class S 560 4MATIC Sedan 17 27 $95,697 $102,900
S-Class S 560 Convertible 17 26 $123,969 $133,300
S-Class S 560 Sedan 17 27 $92,907 $99,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$71,961
$166,935
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$78,220
$179,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1304 / month
$2992 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Lexus LS 500 sedans don’t reach for the same performance limits as the LC coupes, but there’s ambition in every line. The 2018 Mercedes-Benz continues to push the envelope for comfort. safety, and autonomous driving aids, while improving upon its effortless power and dignified road manners.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.4 -
Front Hip Room (in)
55.5 60.6
Second Leg Room (in)
38.9 -
Front Head Room (in)
37.3 37.7
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Second Hip Room (in)
55.1 53.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.8 57
Second Head Room (in)
37.3 37.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.4 49.5
Front Leg Room (in)
41 -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.4 64.7
Wheelbase (in)
123 115.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.8 75.3
Track Width, Front (in)
64.2 64.7
Length, Overall (in)
206.1 198.9
Height, Overall (in)
57.9 56
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 4.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
17 7
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.1 14.2
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 15.4
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)
21.7 24.3
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
19.7 -
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P245/50VR19 P285/35YR20
Rear Tire Order Code
NA R01
Front Tire Size
P245/50VR19 P255/40YR20
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA R01
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4905 4817
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 20 X 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 20 X 9.5
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
442 @ 1600 664 @ 2750
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5 L/210 4.0 L/243
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
416 @ 6000 603 @ 5500
Engine Type
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8
Fuel System
Port/Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 15
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.92 5.50
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.76 2.47
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.35 2.31
Trans Type
10 9
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.86
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.46 1.21
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
5.17 4.93
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.15 3.33
Trans Order Code
NA 421
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.88 1.66
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.79 0.72
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.19 1.00
Summary
Vehicle Name
Lexus LS Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Body Style
Sedan 4MATIC Cabriolet
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
8.4 9.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 520
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 150

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