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2021 Lexus LS 500 vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Review

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2021 Lexus
LS 500

MSRP*: $76,000 to $82,850
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2020 Mercedes-Benz
S-Class

MSRP*: $94,250 to $109,750
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Invoice* $69,920 to $76,223 $88,595 to $103,165
MPG - City 17 - 18 MPG 17 - 19 MPG
MPG - Hwy 27 - 29 MPG 27 - 28 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 16.9 ft3 12.3 ft3
Engine V-6 V-6, V-8
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Rear-wheel All-wheel, Rear-wheel
Horsepower 416 hp 362 - 463 hp
Exterior Length 206.1 in 206.9 in
Exterior Width 74.8 in 74.8 in
Leg Room Front 41.0 in
Rear 38.9 in
Front 41.4 in
Rear 43.0 in
Head Room Front 37.3 in
Rear 37.3 in
Front 42.1 in
Rear 39.2 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles

*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
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Mercedes-Benz S-Class than the Lexus LS 500, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Mercedes-Benz S-Class will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Lexus LS 500.

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 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). Based on MSRP, the Lexus LS 500 is clearly a better financial choice over 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 500 and the Mercedes-Benz S-Class have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Lexus LS 500 is about the same width as the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. When looking at overall length, the Lexus LS 500 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

Handling
The Lexus LS 500 has a smaller turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Lexus LS 500 has less horsepower than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Powertrain
With its lower torque, the Lexus LS 500 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

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 S-Class. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Lexus LS 500 will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

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