Compare 2021 Lexus LS vs 2022 Mercedes-Benz S Class

2021 Lexus LS
2022 Mercedes-Benz S Class
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LS 500 AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
LS LS 500 AWD 17 27 $72,911 $79,250
LS LS 500 F SPORT AWD 17 27 $76,223 $82,850
LS LS 500 F SPORT RWD 18 29 $73,232 $79,600
LS LS 500 RWD 18 29 $69,920 $76,000
LS LS 500h AWD 23 29 $86,251 $93,750
LS LS 500h RWD 25 33 $83,260 $90,500
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Maybach S 580 4MATIC Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
S-Class Maybach S 580 4MATIC Sedan 15 24 $174,731 $184,900
S-Class S 500 4MATIC Sedan 21 30 $104,990 $111,100
S-Class S 580 4MATIC Sedan 16 25 $111,227 $117,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
$72,911
$174,731
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$79,250
$184,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1321 / month
$3082 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
Though not perfect, the 2021 Lexus LS is a sublime hauler that’s exceptionally comfortable and thrills with its details. The 2022 Mercedes-Benz S-Class remains the luxury benchmark, with the ride, comfort, power, and technology to prove it.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.4 -
Front Hip Room (in)
55.5 62.7
Second Leg Room (in)
38.9 44
Front Head Room (in)
37.3 39.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
55.1 61.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.8 59.7
Second Head Room (in)
37.3 38.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.4 58
Front Leg Room (in)
41 -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.3 66.3
Wheelbase (in)
123 133.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.8 77
Track Width, Front (in)
64.3 65.2
Length, Overall (in)
206.1 215.3
Height, Overall (in)
57.5 59.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.9 12.9
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.1 14.4
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 20.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.4 -
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P245/50VR19 P255/45VR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA R02
Front Tire Size
P245/50VR19 P255/45VR19
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA R02
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4905 -
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 19 X 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 19 X 9.5
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
442 @ 1600 516 @ 2000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5 L/210 4.0 L/243
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
416 @ 6000 496 @ 5500
Engine Type
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6 Twin Turbo Gas/Electric 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)
17 15
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.92 5.50
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.76 -
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 NA
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 Sedan
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
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2021 Lexus LS
  • 2021 Lexus LS arriving
  • Lease: No lease offer
  • Rebate: No cash incentive
  • Finance: From 1.9% APR
2022 Mercedes-Benz S Class
  • 2022 S-Class is available
  • Lease: From $1,619/mo.
  • Rebate: No cash rebates
  • Financing: No APR offers
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