2016 Mercedes-Benz S550 Sedan vs 2016 Lexus LS 460

January 26th, 2016 by
2016 Mercedes-Benz S550 Sedan

2016 Mercedes-Benz S550 Sedan
2016 Lexus LS 460

2016 Lexus LS 460

The Mercedes-Benz S550 and the 2016 Lexus LS 460 are two heavyweights in the luxury vehicle marketplace. As such, it’s difficult to discern exactly which of these two sedans truly sets the bar for performance, comfort, and expedience. To facilitate Honolulu drivers’ shopping experiences, we at Mercedes-Benz of Honolulu have placed the S550 and LS 460 side-by-side. Read on to learn more about the 2016 Mercedes-Benz S550 sedan vs. the 2016 Lexus LS 460 sedan.

Engine Oomph and Fuel Economy

The RWD Mercedes-Benz S550 houses a 4.7L biturbo V8 engine, while the RWD 2016 Lexus LS 460 comes furnished with a 4.6L V8 engine. With its turbocharged power and expert craftsmanship, the S550’s engine produces 449 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque, overshadowing the LS 460’s 386 hp and 367 lb-ft of torque. While both sedans’ engines are designed for optimal fuel-efficiency, the S550’s standard ECO Start/Stop system pushes it to the limit with an EPA-estimated 17 mpg city/26 mpg highway score. Meanwhile, the LS 460’s fuel economy ratings come in at a less impressive 16 mpg city/24 mpg highway, despite the lower power output.

Standard Safety Features

As luxury sedans, the S550 and LS 460 offer an arsenal of safety and security features, designed to bring Honolulu drivers greater peace of mind on the road. Both models include some of the same safety equipment, such as an anti-theft alarm system, keyless entry, heated exterior mirrors, a rearview camera, active front headrests, LED taillamps, and rain-sensing wipers. However, safety-conscious car shoppers will notice a broader array of features on the 2016 Mercedes-Benz S550 sedan vs. the 2016 Lexus LS 460 sedan, including:

  • Rear side airbags
  • Front airbag deactivation via child seat detection system
  • Electronic trunk closer
  • Full active LED headlamps
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Adaptive High Beam Assist
  • MAGIC VISION CONTROL® with heated wiper blades

Interior Amenities

If you’re shopping for a luxury sedan, chances are you want no shortage of comfort, convenience, and entertainment. You’ll find features for days inside the 2016 Mercedes-Benz S550 and 2016 Lexus LS 460, such a 12.3-inch touchscreen display with navigation, Bluetooth®* connectivity, a touchpad controller, a multi-function steering wheel, key fob system, and voice control. True to form, however, the Mercedes-Benz S550 takes drivers to new heights with features not available on the Lexus LS 460. As a member of the lavish Mercedes-Benz S-Class, the S550 comes equipped with a standard 13-speaker, 590-watt Burmester® sound system, as well as a 10GB music register, Near-Field Communication, leather interior trim, and a power sunshade.

Don’t Settle for Less than Luxury!

From its robust chrome grille, to its all-LED exterior lighting, to its handcrafted cabin, the 2016 Mercedes-Benz S550 exudes superior luxury. To learn more about this remarkable sedan, contact us at Mercedes-Benz of Honolulu! Our sales department is available from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, and from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Sunday.

*Bluetooth® is a registered trademark of Bluetooth® SIG, Inc.

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