2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class VS 2018 Lexus LS

There’s a class of super luxury cars that caters to the demands of a loyal fan base and the models of both Mercedes-Benz and Lexus deliver. We’re honing our razor sharp focus on the 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class vs 2018 Lexus LS, to task ourselves with the impossible chore of picking a winner between the two. Sure it’s a tough job but someone’s got to do it and we’re up for the challenge. Enjoy this comparison of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class vs 2018 Lexus LS. We’ll get started by approaching the performance of the Mercedes-Benz and the Lexus side-by-side.

2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class vs. 2018 Lexus LS: Performance

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class has nimble handling for a car of its size, as well as a smooth ride and powerful engine options. It’s adaptive suspension keeps the ride enjoyable over bumps and dips in the road. The S 450 features a 362-horsepower, twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 engine that’s mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission. There are two high-performance trims as well. The S-Class comes standard with rear-wheel drive. Mercedes-Benz AIRMATIC® adaptive suspension system comes standard, which contributes to the S-Class’ serene ride. This car also handles well; it remains planted around curves and there is virtually no body lean.

The 2018 Lexus LS features an energetic twin-turbo V6 engine that gets OK gas mileage. It provides a cushioned ride, and it handles better than you might expect of a car this size. The LS features a twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 engine that puts out 416 horsepower. It’s mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. This engine delivers plenty of power, and it does so with smooth, linear precision. Acceleration is also decent for a car this size. Rear-wheel drive is standard in the LS, and all-wheel drive is available. You won’t be able to confuse this luxury cruiser with a sports sedan.

2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class vs. 2018 Lexus LS: Feature Comparison

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class has arguably the nicest interior in the super luxury car class or of any car in any class. The cabin is spacious and quiet, and every surface is dripping with luxury. Both rows of seats are roomy and supremely comfortable, and there are a million features (almost literally). Standard features in the S-Class include a panoramic sunroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, Mercedes-Benzmbrace® Connect (which lets you control some vehicle functions from your phone), a 13-speaker Burmester audio system, satellite radio, HD Radio, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, *Bluetooth®, two USB ports, wireless device charging, and the COMMAND® infotainment system with a 12.3-inch screen, a touchpad controller, and navigation. Standard driver assistance features include driver drowsiness monitoring, a rearview camera, blind spot monitoring, lane keep assist, crosswind assist, and Mercedes-Benz PRESAFE®.

The attractive 2018 Lexus LS feels like more than just another luxury vehicle. Both rows of seats are comfortable, though some competitors’ seats are roomier. Standard driver assistance features include a rearview camera, front and rear parking sensors, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, pedestrian detection, and forward collision warning. Standard features in the LS include push-button start, dual-zone automatic climate control, a 10-speaker audio system, satellite radio, HD Radio, *Bluetooth®, a USB port, a moonroof, and an infotainment system with a 12.3-inch screen, navigation, and the Remote Touch Interface, which responds to smartphone-style inputs and includes handwriting recognition. However, the infotainment system is more complicated than many rivals’ systems, and the touchpad controller can be frustrating to use. Adjusting settings can also be tedious, particularly if you’re doing so while on the go.

*Bluetooth® is a registered mark Bluetooth® SIG, Inc.

2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class vs. 2018 Lexus LS: Overall Comparison

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class finishes near the top of the super luxury car rankings. Whether you care more about performance or interior opulence, the S-Class delivers, making it one of the finest automobiles on the market. There are several powerful engines options, and the S-Class also provides poised handling and a sumptuous ride. This Mercedes-Benz offers more features than almost every other car out there, and its cabin quality stands above even other high-priced luxury vehicles. If you’re shopping for a car in this class, this Mercedes-Benz absolutely belongs on your list.

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class is the model against which all other super luxury cars are measured. The Lexus LS just can’t compete. The S-Class is Mercedes-Benz flagship sedan, and no expense is spared. You’ll find unparalleled levels of interior quality along with practically all the standard and available features you can name. Referring to the S-Class with a “luxury” moniker may not even do it justice. And if that weren’t enough, the S-Class has several powerful engine choices, capable handling, and an incredibly supple ride.

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