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

Comparison Review


Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Lexus LS 460 than the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Lexus LS 460 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class.

Convenience
The Lexus LS 460 requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class, 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 LS 460, 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 LS 460 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class is about the same width as the Lexus LS 460. The Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class is slightly shorter than the Lexus LS 460, which may make it easier to park.

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 LS 460.

Handling
The Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class has a larger turning radius than the Lexus LS 460, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class has a much more powerful engine than the Lexus LS 460. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
The Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class has less seating than the Lexus LS 460, making the Lexus LS 460 the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class has less cargo capacity than the Lexus LS 460, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

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


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2014 Mercedes-Benz
CLS-Class

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MSRP*: $72,100 - $106,500
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2014 Lexus
LS 460

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MSRP*: $72,140 - $81,925
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Cash Back Rebate: Up to $3,500 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 1.99% --
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 3.60%
City MPG: 16 - 18 16
Highway MPG: 22 - 27 23 - 24
Engine(s): V-8 V-8
Seating Capacity: 4 - 4 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Safety Rating: Front
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Safety Rating: Side
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Safety Rating: Rear
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Invoice*: $67,053 - $99,045 $66,368 - $75,371

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