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2016 Lexus GS 450h vs. 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Lexus GS 450h than the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class, the Lexus GS 450h may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Lexus GS 450h as you will with the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Lexus GS 450h will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Lexus GS 450h will cost more in transportation costs than the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class.

Dimensions
Since the Lexus GS 450h is much slimmer than the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. When looking at overall length, the Lexus GS 450h takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class.

Drivetrain
The Lexus GS 450h has much less torque than the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Lexus GS 450h has a smaller turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Lexus GS 450h has less horsepower than the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
The Lexus GS 450h offers greater seating capacity than the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Lexus GS 450h as you will in the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class.

Warranty
The Lexus GS 450h comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class.

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2016 Lexus
GS 450h

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MSRP*: $63,080

2016 Mercedes-Benz
CLS-Class

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MSRP*: $66,900 - $76,600
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Low APR Loan: -- As low as 3.24%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 2.16%
City MPG: 29 17 - 20
Highway MPG: 34 25 - 30
Engine(s): V-6 V-6, V-8
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 4 - 4
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Invoice*: $58,666 $62,217 - $71,238

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.