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2013 Lexus IS-F vs. 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class than the Lexus IS-F, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Lexus IS-F will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class.

Convenience
The Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Lexus IS-F, making it more convenient to drive.

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). Based on MSRP, the Lexus IS-F is clearly a better financial choice over 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 IS-F and the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Lexus IS-F 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. If you go with the Lexus IS-F, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class.

Drivetrain
The Lexus IS-F 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 IS-F has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class, allowing much better maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Lexus IS-F is significantly less powerful than the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Lexus IS-F and the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class. The Lexus IS-F has less cargo capacity than the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The Lexus IS-F comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class.

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2013 Lexus
IS-F

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MSRP*: $61,750

2014 Mercedes-Benz
CLS-Class

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MSRP*: $72,100 - $106,500
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $2,000
Low APR Loan: -- As low as 1.99%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 16 16 - 18
Highway MPG: 23 22 - 27
Engine(s): V-8 V-8
Seating Capacity: 4 - 4 4 - 4
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Invoice*: $57,430 $67,053 - $99,045

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