2018 Mercedes-Benz S 450 vs 2018 Lexus LS 500

2018 Mercedes-Benz S 450 vs 2018 Lexus LS 500

The legacy of Mercedes-Benz is matched by few, but it’s still worth comparing to other luxury brands. Take Lexus, for example. The product of parent company Toyota, Lexus offers many of the same features and aesthetics as Toyota. There is only one Mercedes-Benz, however. Take a look at how it stacks up here as we compare the 2018 Mercedes-Benz S 450 vs 2018 Lexus LS 500.

There’s more power in the LS 500, but that’s merely because it comes with a bigger engine. When you dig deeper, you’ll find a few other areas where the S 450 comes out ahead in the performance segment. It has standard automatic load-leveling and an adaptive variable suspension, both features that are only optional in the LS 500. Take a look at some additional comparisons in the table below.

2018 Mercedes-Benz S 450


2018 Lexus LS 500 RWD

$89,900 MSRP $75,000
19 city/28 hwy mpg Fuel Efficiency 19 city/30 hwy mpg
9-Speed Automatic Transmission 10-Speed Automatic
362 Horsepower 416
369 lb-ft Torque 449 lb-ft
5.1 seconds 0 to 60 time Not Available
FWD Drivetrain RWD
Standard Leather Interior Trim Not Available
9 Number of Airbags 8
Standard Intelligent Cruise Control Standard
12.3 inches Entertainment Screen Size 8.4 inches
Standard Keyless Start Standard

Specs and Features in the 2018 S 450

When it comes time to prove one’s worth, you needn’t look far to see what makes the S 450 a viable choice for luxury car shoppers. It comes with a handcrafted cabin overflowing with elegance, such as the hand-tailored leather and handcrafted wood trim. Everything is laid out in an easy-to-access fashion, and dual 12.3-inch display screens give the sedan a sense of alluring practicality. Other comfort and convenience features in the 2018 S 450 include:

  • Heated 16-way power front seats with memory
  • 64-color/3-zone LED ambient lighting
  • Air Balance cabin fragrance system
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Burmester Surround Sound System
  • COMAND hard-drive navigation
  • Apple CarPlay/Android Auto
  • Bluetooth audio streaming
  • Rear Seat Entertainment system
  • and much more!

Interested in learning more about Mercedes-Benz’s flagship sedan? Get in touch with the team here at World Wide Motors! Conveniently located in Indianapolis, we have everything you need if you’re looking for the perfect luxury vehicle for upgrading your ride. Stop by our dealership to see what we have waiting for you!

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