2018 Mercedes-Benz S 450 Sedan vs. 2017 Lexus LS Sedan
2018 Mercedes-Benz S 450 Sedan vs. 2018 Lexus LS Sedan
Praised by even the most discerning drivers for their extraordinary performance and luxury, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class and the 2017 Lexus LS never fail to earn high marks. The S 450 and the LS 460 F Sport are two somewhat identical luxury sedans, offering formidable engine specs and features that thrill. If you’re considering one or both of these sedans, check out Mercedes-Benz of Temecula’s comparison below. A quick look at the 2018 Mercedes-Benz S 450 vs. the 2017 Lexus LS side-by-side may aid you in your search!
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Performance, Handling, and Fuel Economy
The Mercedes-Benz S 450 and the similarly equipped Lexus LS 460 F Sport feature a turbocharged 3.0L biturbo V6 engine and a 4.6L V8 engine, respectively. Built for suave handling, both vehicles include an automatic transmission (nine-speed in the S 450 vs. eight-speed in the LS), interactive adaptive variable suspension, and electric power steering. The S 450 sedan dishes out a staggering 362 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque for a crisp and responsive drive while seriously outpacing the Lexus in terms of efficiency. While both sedans come outfitted with fuel-saving, emission-reducing technology, the Mercedes-Benz S 450 scores higher than the Lexus LS 460 F Sport sedan’s 16 city/24 mpg highway rating, instead earning a 19 city/28 mpg highway rating.
Interior Space and Features
As popular choices among luxury buffs, the S 450 and LS sedans cut no corners when it comes to convenience and amenity. The cabin of either vehicle includes a 12.3-inch display screen, heated and cooled front seats, an electronic trunk closer, a navigation system, and more. When you compare their standard features side-by-side, however, the Mercedes-Benz S 450, puts a clearer emphasis on comfort. For starters, the S 450 delivers in 1.7 more inches of front headroom and 2.2 more inches of rear shoulder room.
What’s more, the following features are standard on the Mercedes-Benz and are either optional or unavailable on the Lexus:
- Active full-LED headlamps with Adaptive Highbeam Assist
- Multi-color ambient lighting
- Cabin fragrance system
- 590-watt, 13-speaker audio system
- Leather interior trim
- Power sunshade for the roof
Preventative Safety Systems
Cushioned with front and side airbags, the cabins of the S 450 and LS sedans offer safety for up to five passengers. Not to mention, an anti-theft alarm, keyless entry, perimeter lighting, and emergency telematics are also included. When it comes to driver assistance technology, though, Temecula drivers will be more impressed with the 2018 Mercedes-Benz S 450 sedan vs. the 2017 Lexus LS. The S 450 comes armed with MAGIC VISION CONTROL, as well as ATTENTION ASSIST®. The LS 460 F Sport, on the other hand, only includes a collision prevention system and a driver attention monitor with a package upgrade.
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While these two sedans possess many similar qualities, the Mercedes-Benz S 450 emerges as the superior performer. Stop by Mercedes-Benz of Temecula, located at 40910 Temecula Center Drive, to see the S 450 sedan’s incredible features up close! We’re just an easy drive from Murrieta, Menifee, Escondido, San Diego, and Los Angeles. Contact us today at (951) 225-1145 to schedule a test drive!