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Lexus LS 500 vs. Mercedes-Benz S-Class

When we compare the Lexus LS 500 to the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, the Lexus LS 500 has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing and typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars. The Mercedes-Benz S-Class has the advantage in the areas of fuel efficiency, interior volume, overall quality score and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Lexus LS 500 versus the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class is a better car than the Lexus LS 500.

Lexus LS 500 versus Mercedes-Benz S-Class Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Lexus LS 500 ranges from $66,675 to $84,928 while a used Mercedes-Benz S-Class from the same model year range is priced between $79,814 to $177,097. For a new model, the Lexus LS 500's price is between $78,123 and $105,266, with the Mercedes-Benz S-Class priced between $113,999 and $144,322.

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

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Lexus LS 500 is 7.8 out of 10 while the Mercedes-Benz S-Class' quality rating is 8.0 out of 10. This results in the Lexus LS 500 being ranked 7 out of 25 Best Luxury Large Cars and the Mercedes-Benz S-Class being ranked 4 out of 25.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Lexus LS 500’s base engine makes 416 horsepower, and the Mercedes-Benz S-Class base engine makes 429 horsepower. The LS 500 is rated to deliver an average of 22 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 629 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

While both models are large cars, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, front leg room, rear head room, rear shoulder room and rear leg room. The Lexus LS 500 has the advantage in the area of trunk space.

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2022 Lexus LS 500

2022 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$78,123 - $105,266

Used Asking Price:

$66,675 - $84,928

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

46.3%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$113,999 - $144,322

Used Asking Price:

$79,814 - $177,097

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

54.6%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

7.8 / 10

Reliability:

7.1 / 10

Retained Value:

8.5 / 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

7 / 25
10 / 25

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

Sedan

Available Body Styles

Sedan

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

F SPORT, Base

Trim Levels

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

416 hp @ 6000 rpm

Torque:

442 foot-lbs @ 1600 rpm

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

0.089 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:

3.5 liters

Engine Configuration:

V

Number of Cylinders:

6

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

RWD / AWD

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

18 / 29 / 22

Range (city/hwy):

391 / 629 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:

Standard

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:

Available

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:

37.3 inches

Front Leg Room:

41 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

58.8 inches

Rear Head Room:

37.3 inches

Rear Leg Room:

38.9 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

56.4 inches

Cargo Space:

17 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

99.4 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:

4696 lbs

Width:

74.8 inches

Height:

57.5 inches

Length:

206.1 inches

Wheelbase:

123 inches

Ground Clearance:

6.5 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:

19.0 x 8.0 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

245/50R19

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

19.0 x 8.5 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

255/45R19