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2014 Lexus LS 460 vs. 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Review

Comparison Review

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

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Lexus LS 460 as you will with the Mercedes-Benz S-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). Based on MSRP, the Lexus LS 460 is clearly a better financial choice over the Mercedes-Benz S-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 S-Class have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Lexus LS 460 is a little narrower than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. When looking at overall length, the Lexus LS 460 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

Drivetrain
The Lexus LS 460 has much less torque than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Lexus LS 460 has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, allowing much better maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Lexus LS 460 has less horsepower than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Lexus LS 460 and the Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

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


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2014 Lexus
LS 460

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

2014 Mercedes-Benz
S-Class

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MSRP*: $92,900 - $139,500
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Low APR Loan: -- --
Lease Incentive: As low as 2.16% --
City MPG: 16 15 - 17
Highway MPG: 23 - 24 23 - 26
Engine(s): V-8 V-8
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
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 $86,397 - $129,735

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