Lexus LS vs. Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class

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Key Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$75,000 - $78,220
$69,550

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews
4.88 / 5
8 Reviews

Horsepower

Horsepower
416 hp
362 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.5L V6 DOHC 24
3.0L Biturbo V6

Interior Features

Alarm

Alarm

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Optional

HeadsUp Display

HeadsUp Display
Optional
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Optional

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering
Optional

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41 in.
40.3 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
36.8 - 37.3 in.
41.2 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
38.9 in.
38.5 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
36.4 - 37.3 in.
40 in.

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Optional

CD Player

CD Player

Climate Control

Climate Control
Optional

AC

AC
Optional
Optional

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Optional
Optional

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional

Standard Seat

Standard Seat

Passengers

Passengers
5
7

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Optional

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Optional

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional

Heated Rear Seats

Heated Rear Seats
Optional
Optional

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Front Seats
Optional

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Optional
Optional

Seat Massage

Seat Massage
Optional

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Optional

Exterior Features

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels

Hands Free Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Tire Width

Tire Width
P245/45VR20 - P245/50VR19
P275/50R20 - P275/55HR19

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
123 in.
121.1 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
18.7 - 19.7 ft.
40.7 ft.

Length

Length
206.1 in.
202 in.

Width

Width
74.8 in.
76.1 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
4707 - 4938 lbs.
362 hp

Horsepower

Horsepower
416 hp
369 ft. lbs.

Torque

Torque
442 ft. lbs.
7200 lbs.

Turbocharged

Turbocharged
720 lbs.

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder
Optional

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
V6 Cylinder

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
21.7 gal.
26.4 gal.

Combined

Combined
23 - 25 mpg
20 mpg

City

City
18 - 19 mpg
17 mpg

Highway

Highway
27 - 30 mpg
22 mpg

Active Suspension

Active Suspension
Optional
Optional

Air Suspension

Air Suspension
Optional

Manual Mode

Manual Mode

Safety Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Auto Leveling Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlights
Optional

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Optional

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Optional
Optional

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keeping Assist
Optional
Optional

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
Optional
Optional

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Optional
Optional

Rear Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag
Optional
Optional

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
Lexus LS
Mercedes-Benz GLS

Body Style

Body Style
Sedan
4MATIC

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive - Rear Wheel Drive
S

EPA Classification

EPA Classification
Large Cars
All Wheel Drive

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
5
7

Passenger Volume

Passenger Volume
97.6 - 99.4 ft³.
19 mpg.

Base Curb Weight

Base Curb Weight
4707 - 4938 lbs.
17 mpg.

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
21 - 23 mpg.
22 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
18 - 19 mpg.
7200 lbs.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
27 - 30 mpg.
720 lbs.

Engine Type

Engine Type
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
7200 lbs.

Displacement

Displacement
3.5 L/210
720 lbs.

Fuel System

Fuel System
Port/Direct Injection
7200 lbs.

Trans Type

Trans Type
10
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6

Trans Description Cont.

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD
3.0 L/183

First Gear Ratio (:1)

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.92
Gasoline Direct Injection

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.15
421

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.35
9

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.88
Automatic w/OD

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.46
5.50

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.19
3.33

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)
5.17
2.31

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.76
1.66

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.7 - 8.4
1.21

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link
1.00

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link
4.93

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link
No

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link
None

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
P245/45VR20 - P245/50VR19
No

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
P245/45VR20 - P245/50VR19
9.3

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
19 X 8 - 20 X 8 in.
180

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
19 X 8 - 20 X 8 in.
None

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum - Forged Aluminum
Double Wishbone

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum - Forged Aluminum
Multi-Link

Steering Type

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Independent

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
18.7 - 19.7 ft.
Independent

Brake Type

Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc
3.27

Brake ABS System

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
3.27

Disc - Front

Disc - Front
Yes
R66

Disc - Rear

Disc - Rear
Yes
R66

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
14 in.
P275/50R20 - P275/55HR19

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13.1 in.
P275/50R20 - P275/55HR19

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
21.7 gal.
Compact

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
36.8 - 37.3 in.
19 X 8.5 - 20 X 8.5 in.

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41 in.
19 X 8.5 - 20 X 8.5 in.

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
58.8 in.
Compact in.

Front Hip Room

Front Hip Room
55.5 in.
Aluminum

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
36.4 - 37.3 in.
Aluminum

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
38.9 in.
Steel

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
56.4 in.
Rack-Pinion

Second Hip Room

Second Hip Room
55.1 in.
40.7 ft.

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
123 in.
4-Wheel Disc

Length, Overall

Length, Overall
206.1 in.
4-Wheel

Width, Max w/o mirrors

Width, Max w/o mirrors
74.8 in.
4-Wheel

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
57.1 - 57.9 in.
Yes

Track Width, Front

Track Width, Front
64.2 - 64.4 in.
Yes

Track Width, Rear

Track Width, Rear
64.4 in.
13.8 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
17 ft³.
13.6 in.

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00
26.4 gal.

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.79
41.2 in.

Model Group

Model Group
LS 500
40.3 in.

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Luxury High
58.5 in.

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Sedan
40 in.

Engine Displacement Units

Engine Displacement Units
3.5
38.5 in.

Engine Camshaft

Engine Camshaft
DOHC
58.3 in.

Engine Block Type

Engine Block Type
aluminum
38.9 in.

Engine Cylinder Count

Engine Cylinder Count
6
35 in.

Engine Valve Count

Engine Valve Count
4
50.5 in.