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2019 Lexus LS 500 vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Review

New 2019 Lexus LS 500

2019 Lexus
LS 500

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New 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

2020 Mercedes-Benz
E-Class

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MSRP*
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$75,450 to $84,670
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$54,050 to $61,550
Invoice* $69,415 to $77,896 $50,807 to $57,857
MPG - City 18 - 19 20 - 23
MPG - Hwy 27 - 30 28 - 32
Engine(s) V-6 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Not Tested *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Not Tested *****
Side Crash Rating** Not Tested *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

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 500 than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Lexus LS 500, drivers may find the Mercedes-Benz E-Class a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Lexus LS 500 as you will with the Mercedes-Benz E-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 500 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, 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 Lexus LS 500 and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Lexus LS 500 is a little wider than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. If you go with the Lexus LS 500, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Lexus LS 500 does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

Handling
The Lexus LS 500 has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, allowing much better maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Lexus LS 500 has a much more powerful engine than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. 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 Lexus LS 500 and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Lexus LS 500 will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

Warranty
The Lexus LS 500 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.