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2013 Lexus LS 600h vs. 2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Review

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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 600h, due to its greater head- and legroom. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, the Lexus LS 600h may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

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 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Lexus LS 600h will have less of an impact on your bank account than 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 600h and the Mercedes-Benz S-Class have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Lexus LS 600h 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 600h takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

Drivetrain
The Lexus LS 600h 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 600h has a smaller turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, allowing you to more easily 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 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 600h and the Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

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

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2013 Lexus
LS 600h

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MSRP*: $119,910

2015 Mercedes-Benz
S-Class

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MSRP*: $94,400 - $222,000
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $2,000
Low APR Loan: -- As low as 2.49%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 19 13 - 17
Highway MPG: 23 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
Invoice*: $110,316 $87,792 - $206,460

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