Lexus vs. Mercedes: Battle of the Brands

2018 Mercedes-Benz GT
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Performance

Winner: Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz’s vehicle lineup has, on average, higher performance scores than Lexus’ lineup. Mercedes earns its highest marks with the GT (pictured above) and S-Class, which both score a 9.2 out of 10. The SL-Class is not too far behind, earning a 9.0 out of 10. In its last model year before a complete redesign, the 2018 G-Class receives the lowest performance score for the Mercedes lineup, with a 6.9 out of 10.

The Lexus GX received a performance score of 7.2 out of 10, the lowest for a Lexus vehicle. On average, Lexus cars and SUVs score an 8.1 out of 10. The LC earned a 9.2 out of 10, tying the top Mercedes models.