Compare 2020 Lexus LS vs 2020 Mercedes-Benz S Class

2020 Lexus LS
2020 Mercedes-Benz S Class
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LS 500 AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
LS LS 500 AWD 18 27 $72,376 $78,670
LS LS 500 F SPORT AWD 18 27 $77,896 $84,670
LS LS 500 F SPORT RWD 19 30 $74,935 $81,450
LS LS 500 Inspiration Series AWD 18 27 $92,796 $100,865
LS LS 500 Inspiration Series RWD 19 30 $89,851 $97,665
LS LS 500 RWD 19 30 $69,415 $75,450
LS LS 500h AWD 23 31 $76,572 $83,230
LS LS 500h RWD 25 33 $73,608 $80,010
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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 $172,490 $183,500
S-Class AMG S 63 4MATIC+ Coupe 17 27 $161,116 $171,400
S-Class AMG S 63 4MATIC+ Sedan 17 26 $142,504 $151,600
S-Class AMG S 65 Sedan 13 22 $221,464 $235,600
S-Class Maybach S 560 4MATIC Sedan 16 25 $162,620 $173,000
S-Class Maybach S 650 Sedan 13 21 $190,397 $202,550
S-Class S 450 4MATIC Sedan 18 28 $91,415 $97,250
S-Class S 450 Sedan 19 28 $88,595 $94,250
S-Class S 560 4MATIC Coupe 17 26 $122,341 $130,150
S-Class S 560 4MATIC Sedan 17 27 $101,003 $107,450
S-Class S 560 Convertible 17 26 $130,284 $138,600
S-Class S 560 Sedan 17 27 $98,183 $104,450
S-Class S 560e Sedan N/A N/A $103,165 $109,750

Pricing

Invoice Price

$72,376
$172,490

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$78,670
$183,500

Monthly Payment Estimate

$1311 / month
$3058 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

7.0
7.8

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2020 Lexus LS is a throwback cruiser with edgy, space-age looks, though the hybrid version is unbeatable as a road-tripper. The 2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is the benchmark for large luxury sedans.

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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)

16.9 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 STDTR

Front Tire Size

P245/50VR19 P255/40YR20

Spare Tire Size

NA NA

Front Tire Order Code

NA STDTR

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

4938 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 10.0

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

- 520

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

- 150

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