2018 Mercedes-Benz E 300 vs. 2018 Lexus LS 460

2018 Mercedes-Benz E 300vs. 2018 Lexus LS 460

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz E 300 represents one of the most popular picks available to San Diego County drivers. In order to gain a better understanding of how it stands up, we’ve compared it to the 2017 Lexus LS 460. Another respected model in the segment, the Lexus LS 460 certainly has its appeal with:

  • Starting MSRP from $72,520
  • 386-hp 4.6L V8 engine
  • 16 mpg city/24 mpg highway rating

The new Mercedes-Benz E-Class, on the other hand, starts off with:

  • Starting MSRP from $52,950
  • 241-hp 2.0L turbo 4-cylinder engine
  • 22 mpg city/30 mpg highway rating

Learn more in Mercedes-Benz of Temecula’s handy new E 300 vs. Lexus LS comparison below!

2018 E 300

Premium Features

Both of these models include standard fare like a moonroof, dual-zone climate control, power driver and front passenger seats with lumbar support, a 12.3-inch display screen, and more. There’s quite a bit that sets the E-Class apart from its competition in this area, though, including available features that you can’t find on the Lexus LS 460, including:

  • 64-Color Ambient Lighting: A network of color-changing LEDs highlight key areas within the cabin, such as the dash, armrests, and foot-wells.
  • Steering Wheel-Mounted Touch Controls: Tablet-like controls on the left and right side of the steering wheel allow you to control the COMAND® infotainment system and driver information center with a few motions.
  • Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto: Connect your compatible iPhone® or Android smartphone to the infotainment center, so you can access apps via the display screen or voice control.
E 300 interior
E 300 In Driveway

Fuel Economy

Drivers will notice significant fuel savings at the gas pump when they opt for the 2018 Mercedes-Benz E 300:

  • 2018 Mercedes-Benz E 300: The 241-hp 2.0L turbo 4-cylinder engine that comes standard on the Mercedes-Benz E 300 earns an EPA-estimated 22 mpg city/30 mpg highway rating.
  • 2017 Lexus LS 460: With rear-wheel drive, the Lexus LS 460’s 386-hp 4.6L V8 engine achieves a lower EPA-estimated 16 mpg city/24 mpg highway rating.


Luxury sedans at this level are bound to cost more than your typical car. However, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz E 300 manages to offer more features and technology, remain significantly more affordable than many in its class, including the Lexus LS 460. Save thousands by opting for the E 300:

  • 2018 Mercedes-Benz E 300: MSRP from $52,950
  • 2017 Lexus LS 460: MSRP from $72,520
E 300 Profile

Take a Closer Look at the 2018 Mercedes-Benz E 300 Sedan

Compared to the Lexus LS, as well as the BMW 5-Series, the E 300 Sedan offers more cutting-edge features for the money. The newest version of the Mercedes-Benz E 300 Sedan is on sale with competitive financing available at Mercedes-Benz of Temecula, located at 40910 Temecula Center Drive near Murrieta and Menifee. We have factory-trained and certified Mercedes-Benz technicians who will be there for you as long as you own your car.

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