2016 Mercedes-Benz E 350 vs 2016 Lexus LS 460
If you’re shopping for a high-performing, luxury sedan near Fremont or Newark, then you may be considering the 2016 Mercedes-Benz E 350 or the 2016 Lexus LS 460. Before setting your sights on one or the other, why not take a closer look at how these two class-leading vehicles fare when stacked up side-by-side? Check out our comparison below to see what you can expect from the 2016 Mercedes-Benz E 350 vs. the 2016 Lexus LS 460.
Power, Handling, and Fuel Economy
When it comes to performance, handling, and fuel economy, both the Mercedes-Benz E 350 and Lexus LS 460 shine. The RWD Mercedes-Benz E 350 houses a 302 hp 3.5L V6 engine, and the RWD Lexus LS 460 dons a 386-hp 4.6L V8 engine. While the LS 460 produces more horsepower, the E 350 boasts AGILITY CONTROL® suspension with individual shock absorbers and speed-sensitive electromechanical power steering, allowing for a crisper and sportier ride. Designed for greater efficiency and fewer emissions, the E 350 and LS 460 come standard with ECO start and stop and smart stop Technology, respectively. The E 350, however, benefits more from ECO Start/Stop’s capabilities, as its 20 mpg city and 29 mpg highway score outdoes the LS 460’s 16 mpg city and 24 mpg highway.
Driver-Centric Safety Systems
The E 350 and LS 460 come armed with a plethora of security features, designed to intuitively keep Fremont and Newark drivers out of harm’s way. Inside either luxury sedan, you’ll find multiple airbags, an anti-theft alarm system, a garage door opener, active front head restraints, keyless entry, and more. The 2016 Mercedes-Benz E 350, however, offers greater peace of mind to drivers and occupants with its generous array of standard driver assistance technology, which includes ATTENTION ASSIST®, COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS®, and PRESAFE®. These programs serve as a second pair of eyes and ears for drivers, and assist in avoiding and lessening the severity of a collision.
Interior Style and Comfort
Furnished with genuine wood trim, a sunroof/moonroof, multi-adjustable front seats, and automatic climate control, there’s no denying the quality and comfort of the E 350 and LS 460’s cabins. The LS 460 comes standard with a host of luxury features the E 350 doesn’t, such as heated front seats, a rearview camera, navigation, and a ten speaker audio system. However, you can easily tack on the Mercedes-Benz’s Premium Package—which incorporates each of those features, as well as plenty of desirable extras. What’s more, even with the Premium Package, or optional standalone features, the LS 460 sedan’s starting MSRP remains significantly higher than what you’d pay for the E 350 sedan.
Find Your Model Luxury Sedan Today!
All in all, the 2016 Mercedes-Benz E 350 offers trademark luxury, sweetened with categorical safety, efficiency, and handling. To schedule a test drive, contact us from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, or from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday. To get acquainted with our E-Class lineup, feel free to stop by Fletcher Jones Motorcars of Fremont—just a 10-minute drive from Newark, CA.