2016 Mercedes-Benz E350 vs. 2016 Lexus LS 460
2016 Mercedes-Benz E 350vs. 2016 Lexus LS 460
Similarly equipped and notably powerful, the Lexus LS 460 and the Mercedes-Benz E 350 are top choices in the luxury sedan market. If you’re torn between these two feature-rich models, you’re in luck! We at Mercedes-Benz of Ontario have prepared a quick comparison of the 2016 Mercedes-Benz E 350 sedan vs. the 2016 Lexus LS 460 for your convenience.
Engine Power and Fuel Economy
As luxury sedans with a performance edge, the Mercedes-Benz E 350 and the Lexus LS 460 house potent engines. While both front-wheel drive models get an automatic transmission, the Mercedes-Benz sports a 302-hp 3.5L V6 engine, while the Lexus draws it power from a 386-hp 4.6L V8 engine. The LS 460 sedan offers greater horsepower and torque figures; however, the E 350 sedan promises Ontario drivers more economical fuel ratings in the city and on the highway. The E50 sedan snags a phenomenal EPA-estimated 20 city/29 mpg highway rating, while the LS 460 sedan’s fuel-efficiency falls somewhat flat with a 16 city/24 mpg highway score.
Both the Mercedes-Benz E 350 and the Lexus LS 460 appeal to drivers in search of a well-appointed driving experience. That being said, it should come as no surprise that both share many of the same features, including a central display screen, a leather steering-wheel, genuine wood trim, a power sunroof, telematics, and more. Many of the optional features for the LS 460 sedan are also available for the E 350, such as cooled front seats, intelligent cruise control (DISTRONIC®), and a power rear-window sunshade. For a much lower price tag, the E 350 sedan boasts LED headlamps, a 14-way front passenger seat with memory, a CD player with a 6-disc changer, and an in-dash SD card reader – none of which are standard on the LS 460 sedan.
State-of-the-Art Driver Assistance Systems
In the safety and security category, the new 2016 Mercedes-Benz E 350 sedan vs. the 2016 Lexus LS 460 is almost even match. The basic safety features, such as comprehensive airbag protection, stability and traction control, keyless ignition, and more, come with either luxury sedan. If you’re shopping for standard driver assistance technology, the Mercedes-Benz option fits the bill more adequately with the following built-in systems:
ATTENTION ASSIST®: This unique system keeps track of drivers’ attention levels on lengthy trips, and displays notifications if it picks up on signs of tiredness.
COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS®: Controlled by radar-based technology, this system predicts the possibility of a frontal collision, and uses Automatic Brake Assist to help drivers brake more effectively.
PRESAFE®: Able to detect imminent collisions or rollovers, PRESAFE® automatically tightens seatbelts, adjusts the front passenger seat, and closes the windows and sunroof to minimize the severity of an accident.
Choose Amenity and Affordability!
Available for a more cost-effective starting MSRP, the 2016 Mercedes-Benz E 350 sedan offers many advantages over the pricier Lexus LS 460. For more information on how the E 350 stacks up against the LS 460, contact our sales department any day of the week! For in-person assistance, you can also stop by our dealership at 3787 East Guasti Road in Ontario, CA.