2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class vs. 2015 Lexus LS

2015 Mercedes-Benz S550

2015 Mercedes-Benz S550

2015 Lexus LS

2015 Lexus LS

Seeing as the S-Class serves as the flagship Mercedes-Benz model, many of its capabilities are unrivaled. There aren’t many vehicles in its class that come even close to level with the luxury sedan, however, to show you how it compares to some of the vehicles that it is positioned against, we thought it would be helpful to place its capabilities side by side with the Lexus LS, which is the flagship model of Lexus. Again, the two are quite different, but a closer look at the 2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class vs 2015 Lexus LS shows that these two models do share some similarities.


Size & Powertrain

Dimension-wise, the S-Class and the LS are nearly identical. The flagship of Mercedes-Benz is slightly longer, which provides more stretching room for back seat passengers, but when it comes to height and width, the two are essentially the same. For that reason it comes as no surprise that they feature a similarly-sized set of powertrains. Beneath the hood of the S-Class is a 4.7-liter V8, which displaces just three-tenths less than the eight-cylinder found in the nose of the LS. There is, however, a significant difference between both of the engines. The V8 of the S-Class comes turbocharged, while the engine of the LS is naturally aspirated, and although the LS engine is slightly larger, it still falls a bit short in the power department.


When the engines of the S-Class and the LS are firing on all cylinders, they are able to generate 449 and 438 horsepower respectively. The outputs are not far off, however, the fuel economy ratings are. Both of the luxury flagships are able to achieve similar efficiency in the city cycle, but when it comes to highway driving, the S-Class is able to achieve a 26 mpg rating, which far surpasses the 23 mpg rating of the Lexus LS. If you want more power, you’ll be sure to appreciate that the other models of the S-Class produce even more impressive outputs. In fact, you can get up to 621 horsepower with the S65 AMG sedan.

Price Tag

That brings us to another point. If you opt for the 2015 Lexus LS 600h, which we have been discussing, you will have to shell out at least $120,440, or about $25,000 more than you would for the base model of the S-Class. You can step down to the more affordable Lexus LS 460, but of course none of the abilities that we have touched on come included with the reduced price. More impressive capabilities for a price that is far more affordable. You really can’t go wrong with the 2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

See the S-Class for Yourself

If you want to learn more about how the S-Class compares to the 2015 Lexus LS, be sure to get in touch with us here at the dealership. We would be more than happy to get you behind the wheel of the flagship 2015 S-Class so that you can see why it serves as the most renowned vehicle in the Mercedes lineup.