Lexus vs Mercedes Reliability
Lexus and Mercedes-Benz are undoubtedly two of the most highly regarded luxury car brands in the world. However, they differ in many crucial ways, one being reliability. Below, we at Ira Lexus of Manchester will show you how these two popular brands compare in several different subcategories of reliability, including dependability, warranty, and safety.
Shoppers in the Bedford, Manchester, and Merrimack areas should read ahead to learn more!
Every year, J.D Power conducts and releases a detailed U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS). This thorough study looks at the amount of problems per 100 vehicles and is broken down by brand. Since 2012, Lexus has been consistently ranked first out of every other U.S. vehicle brand. In 2018, it was awarded its seventh consecutive first-place rating with a score of 99 problems per 100 vehicles.
This study includes Mercedes-Benz, which was ranked number 15 on the brand ranking list with a score of 147 problems per 100 vehicles; this figure is five more problems than the industry average, which is 142 problems per 100 vehicles.
COMPREHENSIVE WARRANTY COVERAGE
Another big factor in terms of reliability is having good warranty coverage to fall back on. Both Lexus and Mercedes-Benz offer respectable NEW VEHICLE warranties that cover you for four years or 50,000 miles—whichever comes first.1
When it comes to the powertrain warranties, you’ll find that Lexus goes the extra mile for its customers. On top of its new car warranty, Lexus provides you with powertrain warranty coverage for a whopping six years or 70,000 miles, and you guessed it—it’s whichever comes first.1
Mercedes-Benz, on the other hand, offers much less with their standard powertrain coverage. With each Mercedes-Benz vehicle, you’ll only get four years or 50,000 miles of powertrain coverage. To get similar powertrain coverage as you would with a Lexus vehicle, you’ll have to purchase an extended warranty.
ADVANCED, TOP-RATED SAFETY
Another large factor in vehicle reliability is a car’s ability to keep you and your loved ones safe on the roads, especially if an accident were to occur. Lexus goes above and beyond to keep their drivers and passengers safe with a wide variety of advanced safety features, like the Lexus Safety System+.
As the most comprehensive safety system offered by Lexus,2 this system has you covered in just about every type of situation with a Pre-Collision System, Lane Assistance, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, and more. This system has already earned four Lexus models a 2018 TOP SAFETY PICK rating2 and one model a 2018 TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating3 from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
Mercedes-Benz, on the other hand, offers a few great features, but they don’t have any advanced safety suites as comprehensive as the one offered by Lexus. Additionally, only three Mercedes-Benz models have been given a 2018 TOP SAFETY PICK from the IIHS.
WHICH ONE IS THE MOST RELIABLE BRAND?
With its consistent dependability ratings, comprehensive warranty coverage, and advanced safety systems, Lexus is the clear winner when it comes to the most reliable luxury car brand.
See for yourself how incredible these vehicles are by coming down to IRA LEXUS OF MANCHESTER FOR A TEST DRIVE. Shoppers in the areas of Bedford, Manchester, and Merrimack can schedule theirs today by giving us a call at the dealership!
1 The Basic Warranty Coverage is for 48 months or 50,000 miles, whichever occurs first. Wheel alignment and balancing are covered for 12 months or 12,000 miles, whichever occurs first. The Powertrain Warranty is for 72 months or 70,000 miles, whichever occurs first.
2 To qualify for 2018 TOP SAFETY PICK, a vehicle must earn good ratings in the drive-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, and head restraint tests. It also must earn an advanced or superior rating for front crash prevention and an acceptable or good headlight ratings.
3 To qualify for 2018 TOP SAFETY PICK¬+, a vehicle must earn good ratings in the driver-side-small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, and head restraint tests, as well as an acceptable or good rating in the passenger-side small overlap front test. It also must earn an advanced or superior rating for front crash prevention and a good headlight rating.