2018 LEXUS LS 500 VS. 2018 MERCEDES BENZ S-CLASS
When it comes to super luxury sedans, there are few that can hold a candle to the 2018 Lexus LS 500 and the 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class. These two cars have consistently remained formidable in their segment because of their solid performance, ultra-refined cabin, and advanced tech features. While it is hard to fault either of them, there are differences that make them more or less appealing to different groups of car buyers. Discover how the 2018 Lexus LS 500 stacks up against the Mercedes-Benz S-Class.
 
PERFORMANCE
When it comes to super luxury sedans, there are few that can hold a candle to the 2018 Lexus LS 500 and the 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class. These two cars have consistently remained formidable in their segment because of their solid performance, ultra-refined cabin, and advanced tech features. While it is hard to fault either of them, there are differences that make them more or less appealing to different groups of car buyers. Discover how the 2018 Lexus LS 500 stacks up against the Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

Although the Lexus LS 500 does not offer as many engine options, it delivers a smoother and quieter ride than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, thanks to its wider wheelbase, lighter body, and multi-link suspension with double ball joints. The S-Class is equipped with air suspension, which has a tendency to become unreliable over time. In addition, the Lexus features a variable-gear-ratio steering system that automatically adjusts the steering around turns for better responsiveness and control. Its lower wheelbase further enhances its cornering prowess. Overall, the LS 500 provides a sportier and more engaging driving experience.

FUEL ECONOMY
The standard 2018 Lexus LS 500 is slightly more fuel efficient than the 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class. It gives you 19/30 mpg (city/highway), while the S-Class delivers 19/28 mpg. However, if you opt for the LS 500 hybrid, you will get 25/33 mpg, which is one of the highest ratings among super luxury cars.  

SAFETY AND SECURITY
Neither the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration nor the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has tested the Lexus LS 500 and the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. Nevertheless, both cars have earned high crash test scores in the past and come with an extensive list of  SAFETY FEATURES.

Then again, certain safety features are offered differently in the two cars. For instance, forward collision alert, adaptive cruise control, and lane departure alert are standard in the LS 500 but optional in the S-Class. Also, the Lexus has a number of safety features that are unavailable in the Mercedes, including pedestrian detection, front and rear parking sensors, side collision warning, and lane trace assist. Lane trace assist is an advanced technology that traces the path of the vehicle in front of you on roads with missing or faded lines.

PRICING
With a starting price of $75,000, the 2018 Lexus LS 500 is the most affordable car in the  SUPER LUXURY CAR segment. On the other hand, the price of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class ranges from $89,000 for the base model to $247,900 for the AMG S65 convertible.

If you want the best value for your money, the  2018 LEXUS LS 500 seems to be a better option. You can find out if this car is the right one for you by scheduling a test drive with Lexus of Atlanta.