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2014 Lexus LS 460 vs. 2014 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 LS 460 than the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class. The Lexus LS 460 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class.

Convenience
The Lexus LS 460 will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class, 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 LS 460 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 LS 460 and the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Lexus LS 460 is about the same width as the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Lexus LS 460, which is slightly longer than the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class.

Drivetrain
The Lexus LS 460 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 LS 460 has a smaller turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Lexus LS 460 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
The Lexus LS 460 offers greater seating capacity than the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. The Lexus LS 460 has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class.

Warranty
The Lexus LS 460 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class.


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2014 Lexus
LS 460

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MSRP*: $72,140 - $81,925

2014 Mercedes-Benz
CLS-Class

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MSRP*: $72,100 - $106,500
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Low APR Loan: As low as 0.90% --
Lease Incentive: As low as 2.16% --
City MPG: 16 16 - 18
Highway MPG: 23 - 24 22 - 27
Engine(s): V-8 V-8
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 4 - 4
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Safety Rating: Front
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Good Not Tested
Safety Rating: Side
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Safety Rating: Rear
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Good Not Tested
Invoice*: $66,368 - $75,371 $67,053 - $99,045

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