GO

Car Comparison

Use this tool to compare car rankings, scores, prices and specs for your top picks. You can compare SUVs, cars or trucks and you can compare new cars and used cars. Then use our Best Price Program to get a great deal on new cars or search our huge collection of used car listings.

Standard Standard
Optional Optional
X Remove X Remove X Remove
2011 Lexus LS 2012 Lexus ES 2012 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class
     
4dr Sdn RWD
  • 4dr Sdn RWD
  • 4dr Sdn AWD
  • 4dr Sdn L RWD
  • 4dr Sdn L AWD
4dr Sdn
  • 4dr Sdn
GLK350
  • GLK350
  • GLK350 4MATIC

Prices

MSRP $67,130 $36,725 $35,880
Invoice $59,746 $34,400 $33,368
Avg. Paid N/A $26,963 $27,220

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.7 8.7 8.2
Critics' Rating 8.7 9.0 8.4
Performance 8.3 8.2 8.6
Interior 8.9 8.4 8.4
Safety N/A 8.3 10.0
Reliability 4.5 5.0 3.5
Operating Cost N/A 7.7 7.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Opulent interior with legendary noise insulation
  • Optional Mark Levinson sound system is one of the best
  • Inexpensive in base trim
  • Comfortable ride
  • Luxurious interior
  • Large trunk
  • Excellent reliability rating
  • Strong acceleration
  • Comfortable ride
  • Poised handling
Cons
  • Outperformed by most European rivals
  • Self-parking feature is complicated and slow
  • Options can quickly raise price
  • Handling is not as sporty as rivals’
  • Limited rear-seat legroom
  • Small cargo hold
  • Poor fuel economy

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas V8 4.6L/281 Gas V6 3.5L/210 Gas V6 3.5L/213
MPG 16 City / 24 Hwy 19 City / 28 Hwy 16 City / 22 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Sedan Sedan Sport Utility Vehicle

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 116.9 109.3 108.5
Length, Overall (in) 199.2 191.7 178.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.8 71.7 79.4
Height, Overall (in) 58.1 56.3 66.9

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Privacy Glass Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Standard Standard Optional
Panoramic Roof Optional Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Standard Standard Optional
Running Boards Optional
Rear Spoiler Optional Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4244 3605 3979

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front Performance Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard
Full Size Spare Tire Optional
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Locks Optional Optional Optional

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Optional
Back-Up Camera Standard Optional Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard Standard
HID headlights Standard Optional Optional
Interior Cargo Shade Standard
Keyless Start Standard Standard Optional
Luggage Rack Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional Optional Optional
Power Liftgate Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Navigation from Telematics Optional Optional
Trip Computer Standard Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard Optional
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard Standard Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Standard Standard Optional
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Optional
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard Standard Optional
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard Standard
Mirror Memory Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Folding Mirrors Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 103.0 95.4 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in) 38.0 37.4 39.8
Front Leg Room (in) 43.7 42.2 41.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.5 57.3 55.2
Front Hip Room (in) 55.4 55.9 53.2
Second Head Room (in) 37.9 36.8 39.7
Second Leg Room (in) 35.8 35.9 35.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.9 56.3 55.4
Second Hip Room (in) 55.5 53.8 52.5
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 18.0 14.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 54.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 23.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.)

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Changer Standard Standard Optional
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard Standard Optional
Premium Sound System Standard Optional Optional
Entertainment System Optional
Hard Disk Drive Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard Standard Standard
Dual Zone A/C Standard Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional Optional Optional
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard Standard Optional
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Optional
Leather Seats Standard Standard Optional
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard
Cooled Driver Seat Optional Optional
Heated Driver Seat Optional Optional Optional
Heated Rear Seat Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard Standard Standard
Seat Memory Standard Standard Optional
Power Driver Seat Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard Standard Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Body Air Bag Optional Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
8 Cylinder Engine Standard
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V6 Gas V6
Displacement 4.6L/281 3.5L/210 3.5L/213
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 380 @ 6400 268 @ 6200 268 @ 6000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 367 @ 4100 248 @ 4700 258 @ 2400-5000
Transmission Automatic w/manual shift Automatic Automatic
Turning diameter 36.1 36.7 37.7

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 19 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 28 22
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 22.2 18.5 17.4

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Multi-Link Independent Independent 3-Link
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Independent Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut w/Agility Control
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Dual-Link w/Agility Control

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard
7-Speed Automatic Standard
8-Speed Automatic Standard