2018 Mercedes-Benz S 560 vs 2018 Lexus LS 500

2018 Mercedes-Benz S 560 vs 2018 Lexus LS 500

It’s not often you find a luxury sedan that outdoes the competition by such a long shot. Mercedes-Benz and Lexus are two of the most well-known luxury brands in the world, but despite their abilities to blow past rival automakers, these two are often seen side-by-side in these kinds of comparisons. Let’s put those questions to rest here as we compare the 2018 Mercedes-Benz 560 vs 2018 Lexus LS.

In order to really gauge how these two compare, you must first look at performance. Mercedes-Benz and Lexus are usually neck and neck when it comes to performance, but in this matchup between their flagship sedans, it’s really not that close. Greater horsepower and torque lean toward the S 560 in this one, and that means quicker acceleration for a more spirited drive. How’s that for a performance sedan?

2018 Mercedes-Benz S 560


2018 Lexus LS 500 F Sport RWD

$99,900 MSRP $81,000
17 city/27 hwy mpg Fuel Efficiency 19 city/30 hwy mpg
9-Speed Automatic Transmission 10-Speed Automatic
463 Horsepower 416
516 lb-ft Torque 442 lb-ft
4.6 seconds 0 to 60 time 4.6 seconds
FWD Drivetrain RWD
Standard Genuine Wood Trim Not Available
9 Number of Airbags 8
Standard ATTENTION ASSIST® Not Available
12.3 inches Entertainment Screen Size 8.4 inches
Standard Keyless Start Standard

Specs and Features in the 2018 S 560

What’s keeping you from switching over to a luxury sedan? There are plenty of reasons to choose the 2018 S 560, and while the LS offers an abundance of quality luxury features, the S 560 offers just a bit more. We already know about the performance, so what about the comfort and convenience offered by this full-size sedan? It starts with heated 16-way power front seats with memory, which helps you and your front passenger achieve maximum comfort in any situation. Since it has a memory function, you can set it to remember different seating positions so different passengers can choose their preferred level of comfort whenever they enter the front seat. Also, as a first for production cars, the S 560 comes standard with Energizing Comfort Control. This coordinates a variety of interior features and can adjust the Air Balance Fragrance, ambient lighting, audio system, and massaging backrests. Drivers have a choice of selecting from six different 10-minute programs that will set a certain mood with these features. Other comfort and convenience features include Nappa leather upholstery, keyless start, available heated and ventilated rear seating, and much more.

Interested in learning more about the 2018 S 560? Come check it out right here in Indianapolis! Our team at Mercedes-Benz of Indianapolis can help you find the car you’ve been looking for, and we’ll get you off our lot in your new S 560 as quickly as possible. Schedule a test drive today!

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