newcars.com®

2013 Lexus LS 600h 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 600h than the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class. The Lexus LS 600h will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Lexus LS 600h 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). The Lexus LS 600h is somewhat more expensive 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 LS 600h and the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Lexus LS 600h 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 600h, which is slightly longer than the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class.

Drivetrain
The Lexus LS 600h 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 600h has a larger turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Lexus LS 600h 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 600h 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 600h has significantly less cargo room than the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The Lexus LS 600h comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class.

Watch Video

Compare the 2013 Lexus LS 600h and the 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class.

Get your best price before going to the dealer!

2013 Lexus
LS 600h

More Details & Photos New 2013 Lexus LS 600h
MSRP*: $119,910

2014 Mercedes-Benz
CLS-Class

More Details & Photos New 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class
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: 19 16 - 18
Highway MPG: 23 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
Invoice*: $110,316 $67,053 - $99,045

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

Monthly Trend for:
2013 Lexus LS 600h

No Days On Lot Data

No Data

Monthly Trend for:
2014 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class

Days On Lot DataDays On Lot Trends

See Detailed Analysis

Car Chooser

Still Deciding?

Use Car Chooser from NewCars.com to narrow your new car search by body type, price, make, fuel economy and much more!

Compare your contenders side by side and review the details of each new car you've filtered down to. See available styles, options, rebates and incentives for the models you're looking at.

There's no other tool quite like it!

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