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2014 Lexus LS 460 vs. 2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Mercedes-Benz S-Class than the Lexus LS 460, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Lexus LS 460 and the Mercedes-Benz S-Class in the front seats.

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
When it comes to horsepower, the Lexus LS 460 is significantly less powerful than the Mercedes-Benz S-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 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

2015 Mercedes-Benz
S-Class

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MSRP*: $94,400 - $222,000
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Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 16 13 - 17
Highway MPG: 23 - 24 20 - 26
Engine(s): V-8 V-12, 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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Invoice*: $66,368 - $75,371 $87,792 - $206,460

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