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Lexus LC 500 vs. Mercedes-Benz S-Class

In comparing the Lexus LC 500 to the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, the Lexus LC 500 has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, overall quality score and base engine power. The Mercedes-Benz S-Class has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency and interior volume. Based on this comparison of the Lexus LC 500 versus the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, the two cars are fairly comparable.

Lexus LC 500 versus Mercedes-Benz S-Class Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Lexus LC 500 ranges from $74,142 to $90,187 while a used Mercedes-Benz S-Class from the same model year range is priced between $55,969 to $114,365. For a new model, the Lexus LC 500's price is between $101,890 and $114,018, with the Mercedes-Benz S-Class priced between $116,990 and $149,034.

Lexus LC 500 versus Mercedes-Benz S-Class Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Lexus LC 500 is 8.1 out of 10 while the Mercedes-Benz S-Class' quality rating is 8.0 out of 10. This results in the Lexus LC 500 being ranked 9 out of 29 Best Luxury Midsize Cars and the Mercedes-Benz S-Class being ranked 2 out of 8 Best Luxury Large Cars for the Money.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Lexus LC 500’s base engine makes 471 horsepower, and the Mercedes-Benz S-Class base engine makes 429 horsepower. The LC 500 is rated to deliver an average of 19 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 543 miles. The S-Class is rated to deliver an average of 24 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 666 miles. Both models use premium unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class, a large car, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and trunk space. The Lexus LC 500, a midsize car, has the advantage in the area of front leg room.

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2023 Lexus LC 500

2022 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$101,890 - $114,018

Used Asking Price:

$74,142 - $90,187

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

36.8%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$116,990 - $149,034

Used Asking Price:

$55,969 - $114,365

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

54.6%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.1 / 10

Reliability:

7.0 / 10

Retained Value:

9.1 / 10

Safety:

Not available

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.0 / 10

Reliability:

8.7 / 10

Retained Value:

7.3 / 10

Safety:

Not available

iSeeCars Rankings

9 / 29
15 / 29

iSeeCars Rankings

1 / 25
4 / 25

Summary Review

Not yet available

Summary Review

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Available Body Styles

Coupe

Available Body Styles

Sedan

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

Base

Trim Levels

S 500 4MATIC, S 580 4MATIC, Mercedes-Maybach S 580 4MATIC, Mercedes-Maybach S 680 4MATIC

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

6 years / 70000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years / 50000 miles

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

Not yet available

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

Not yet available

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

471 hp @ 7100 rpm

Torque:

398 foot-lbs @ 4800 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.109 hp per pound

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

429 hp @ 6100 rpm

Torque:

384 foot-lbs @ 1800 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.091 hp per pound

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

5 liters

Engine Configuration:

V

Number of Cylinders:

8

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

RWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

16 / 25 / 19

Range (city/hwy):

347 / 543 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

3 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

6

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

21 / 30 / 24

Range (city/hwy):

466 / 666 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

N/A

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Standard

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Standard

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Standard

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Standard

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Standard

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Standard

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

37.2 inches

Front Leg Room:

42 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

56.5 inches

Rear Head Room:

32.2 inches

Rear Leg Room:

32.5 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

48.9 inches

Cargo Space:

5.4 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

85.9 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

42.1 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.7 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

59.6 inches

Rear Head Room:

39.4 inches

Rear Leg Room:

43.8 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

59 inches

Cargo Space:

12.9 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

112.0 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4340 lbs

Width:

75.6 inches

Height:

53 inches

Length:

187.4 inches

Wheelbase:

113 inches

Ground Clearance:

5.2 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4740 lbs

Width:

83 inches

Height:

59.2 inches

Length:

208.2 inches

Wheelbase:

126.6 inches

Ground Clearance:

5.1 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

20.0 x 8.5 inches

Wheel Type:

polished aluminum

Tire Size:

245/45R20

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

19.0 x 8.5 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

255/45R19