Mercedes-Benz vs. Lexus: A Brand Comparison

July 18th, 2016 by

Mercedes-Benz and Lexus have been competitors in the luxury segment since the Japanese auto-manufacturer launched in 1989, but Mercedes-Benz built a reputation of innovation in performance and safety technology long before Lexus was even a company. If you’re looking for a high-end sedan, coupe, or SUV available in the Northbrook, IL area, the legacy that Mercedes-Benz has created far outweighs what Lexus has done over the last few years.

Whether you’re looking for adaptive driver aids or the latest in modern connectivity systems, Mercedes-Benz has led the luxury segment, while Lexus has merely followed along.

The German roots of Mercedes-Benz have led the brand to roll out advanced safety systems like the groundbreaking PreSafeⓇ system for collision avoidance. The PreSafeⓇ sensory system provides drivers with technology designed to detect collisions and adjust the brakes and seatbelts before the unforeseen occurs. Our system made its debut in 2002 and has been refined over the past 14 years. Lexus is still in the process of upgrading and rolling out their system of adaptive driver aids.

Mercedes-Benz was also the first auto manufacturer to provide ATTENTION ASSIST®Ⓡ technology in 2010. By measuring over 70 different aspects of driver behavior in the first few minutes of driving, the ATTENTION ASSIST®Ⓡ system detects drowsiness and alerts the driver to take a break.

The innovations from Mercedes-Benz aren’t limited to just safety. When it comes to power and drivability, Mercedes-Benz has paired with AMG®Ⓡ to deliver some of the most impressively tuned luxury performance models available in the Northbrook, IL area. Providing hand-built engines, advanced handling and suspension, and specially developed gearboxes, AMG®Ⓡ models are unbelievably exciting while still maintaining the levels of refinement that drivers expect from a Mercedes-Benz. Lexus has yet to offer advanced tuning or performance options on the overwhelming majority of its lineup.

Are you still wondering about the current technology and performance options available from Mercedes-Benz? Get in touch with the brand specialists at Autohaus on Edens in Northbrook, IL through our online contact form or by phone at (847) 272-7900 to schedule a test drive and see what makes Mercedes-Benz a special brand.

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