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2014 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class vs. 2013 Lexus IS-F 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 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class than the Lexus IS-F. The Lexus IS-F will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class.

Convenience
The Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Lexus IS-F, 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). The Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Lexus IS-F, which has a much lower MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class and the Lexus IS-F have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class is much wider than the Lexus IS-F, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Lexus IS-F.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Lexus IS-F.

Handling
The Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class has a significantly larger turning radius than the Lexus IS-F, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class is somewhat more powerful than the Lexus IS-F.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class and the Lexus IS-F. The Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Lexus IS-F.

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

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2014 Mercedes-Benz
CLS-Class

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MSRP*: $72,100 - $106,500
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IS-F

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MSRP*: $61,750
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Low APR Loan: As low as 1.99% --
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 16 - 18 16
Highway MPG: 22 - 27 --
Engine(s): V-8 V-8
Seating Capacity: 4 - 4 4 - 4
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Invoice*: $67,053 - $99,045 $57,430

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