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2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class vs. 2016 Lexus GS 450h 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 S-Class than the Lexus GS 450h. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Mercedes-Benz S-Class and the Lexus GS 450h in the front seats.

Convenience
With the Lexus GS 450h you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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 S-Class will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Lexus GS 450h, 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 S-Class and the Lexus GS 450h have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Mercedes-Benz S-Class is much wider than the Lexus GS 450h, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Lexus GS 450h.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Lexus GS 450h.

Handling
The Mercedes-Benz S-Class has a significantly larger turning radius than the Lexus GS 450h, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class has a much more powerful engine than the Lexus GS 450h. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Mercedes-Benz S-Class and the Lexus GS 450h.

Warranty
The Mercedes-Benz S-Class comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Lexus GS 450h.

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2016 Mercedes-Benz
S-Class

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MSRP*: $95,650 - $189,350

2016 Lexus
GS 450h

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MSRP*: $63,080
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Low APR Loan: As low as 3.24% --
Lease Incentive: As low as 1.32% --
City MPG: 13 - 17 29
Highway MPG: 20 - 26 --
Engine(s): V-12, V-6, V-8 V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Invoice*: $88,955 - $176,096 $58,666

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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.

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