Is Lexus Worth the Price?
Offering style, power, and comfort, Lexus stands out in the luxury segment as a trustworthy brand. However, the powerful and diverse Mercedes-Benz lineup offers greater performance, exclusive features, and fashionable utility. That being said, do you think Lexus is worth the price when stacked up against our new Mercedes-Benz inventory? Read on to judge these two high-end manufacturers’ offerings for yourself!
Performance and Handling
With a starting MSRP of $84,440, the 2016 GS F RWD is one of the newest, highest performing vehicles from Lexus, earning a 16 city/24 mpg highway rating. The 5-person sedan accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in about 4.5 seconds, thanks to its 5.0L V8 rated at a staggering 467 hp and 389 lb-ft of torque.
On the other hand, the Mercedes-Benz AMG® C 63 S AWD starts at $73,250, and tops off the entry-level luxury C-Class sedans with its hand-built 4.0L AMG® biturbo V8 engine, rated at a superior 503 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque. Able to catapult from 0 to 60 in about 4.1 seconds, while netting a 16 city/25 mpg highway rating, the AMG® C 63 S offers greater potency and efficiency.
While both vehicles include features like aluminum pedals, a sport exhaust system, a performance steering wheel, and unique drive modes, the AMG® C 63 S boasts a “hot inside V” turbocharger configuration, AMG®-enhanced suspension with three modes, and a stronger AMG® high-performance compound braking system.
No to mention, the track-proven engineering behind the GS F doesn’t measure up to capabilities of the famed E-Class and S-Class, which hit a max 577 hp and 621 hp, respectively.
Real-World Luxury Features
When it comes to SUV power and practicality, Lexus excels – a good example being the popular 2016 Lexus RX 350 FWD SUV, priced at a starting rate of $41,900. The comparable 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 RWD SUV goes for a base price of $38,950, and offers more features and utility. Inside both cabins, Newport and Irvine drivers will find a large display screen, a multi-function steering wheel, a rearview camera, and dual-zone climate control. However, the GLC 300 SUV’s max cargo volume slightly larger at 56.5 cubic feet, and the interior includes the following exclusives:
- Genuine wood trim
- Power front headrests and lumbar support
- Memory function for the front seats
- Adjustable exterior mirrors with memory
- Rain-sensing wipers
Also, despite being much lighter, the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 tows up to 3,500 with the available trailer hitch – equal to the RX 350 SUV’s capabilities.
Find Out for Yourself if Lexus is Worth the Price
If the value and capabilities of the new Mercedes-Benz line have you intrigued, contact Fletcher Jones Motorcars to schedule a walkaround or test drive! Our friendly sales team is on call every day of the week to assist you in your search for the perfect luxury model. We’re conveniently located at 3300 Jamboree Road in Newport Beach!