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2020 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL 450 RWD
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2020 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
SL 450 RWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$91,000
7 listings nationwide

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2010 Lexus SC 430
430 RWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$36,497
3 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2020 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
SL 450 RWD
Cherise Threewitt Preview:

The Mercedes-Benz SL-Class is a smooth, spacious, and sporty roadster with a long history. The current generation, which dates back to 2013, was refreshed in 2017 and carries over larg...

2010 Lexus SC 430
430 RWD
Michael Perkins Preview:

The SC 430 was initially marketed as the “jewel of Lexus,” the first convertible for the esteemed Asian manufacturer. Still, reception wasn’t universally positive upon release, and Lex...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2020 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
SL 450 RWD
Guru137QX writes:
Back Seats Ranked 2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E 450 Cabriolet RWD better.
" E-Class has 4 seats SL 450 only has 2 seats"
Value Ranked 2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E 450 Cabriolet RWD worse.
"Only depends what you are looking for, a family or just 2 people"
2010 Lexus SC 430
430 RWD
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Dwight writes:
Smooth and enjoyable for a small amount of back seat space. Instruments placed in ideal easy to get to. Extrem...
Back Seats Ranked 2010 BMW Z4 worse.
"There wasnt much of a difference between the two except for the sound system with a hard top versus a soft top equal better sound."
Family Car Ranked 2010 BMW Z4 worse.
"The SC 430 offer an array of options to entertain, even though it is not much space."
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Virgie writes:
Smooth ride
Heather writes:
Power Ranked 2011 INFINITI G37 Sport Convertible RWD better.
"Faster acceleration; optional manual transmission and sport suspension were plusses."
Back Seats Ranked 2011 INFINITI G37 Sport Convertible RWD better.
"Comfortable seats with ample leg room. Center console to stash items."

Specs

2020 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
SL 450 RWD
2010 Lexus SC 430
430 RWD
Powertrain 9-Speed Automatic 6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
RWD
RWD
Fuel Economy, City
20 MPG
16 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
28 MPG
23 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 19.8 gal 19.8 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
362 hp @ 5,000 RPM
288 hp @ 5,600 RPM
Torque
369 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM
317 lb-ft @ 3,400 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
8 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10.5:1
10.5:1
Displacement
3,000 cc
4,300 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.46 in x 3.23 in
3.58 in x 3.25 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags -- Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard --
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Standard --
Leather Seats Standard Standard
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
CD Changer Standard Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 2 seats 4 seats
Front Legroom 53.6 in 43.6 in
Back Legroom -- 27.1 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 8.5 cu ft 8.8 cu ft
Maximum Payload -- 690 lbs
Exterior
Length 182.3 in 178.5 in
Width 82.6 in 72 in
Height 51.2 in 53.1 in
Wheelbase 101.8 in 103.1 in

Available Options

2020 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
SL 450 RWD

Exterior Colors

  • Black
  • Brilliant Blue Metallic
  • DESIGNO Cardinal Red Metallic
  • DESIGNO Diamond White Metallic
  • Dolomite Brown Metallic
  • Graphite Grey Metallic
  • Iridium Silver Metallic
  • MANUFAKTUR Cardinal Red Metallic
  • MANUFAKTUR Diamond White Metallic
  • MANUFAKTUR Selenite Grey MAGNO
  • Obsidian Black Metallic
  • Polar White
  • Selenite Grey Metallic

Option Packages

  • Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Premium Sound System
  • Soft Close Doors
  • Silver Seat Belts
  • AMG Carbon Fiber Trim
  • Designo Black Piano Lacquer Trim
  • Designo Champagne White Lacquer Trim
  • Designo Classic Red Leather Package
  • Red Seat Belts
  • Wood/Leather Steering Wheel
  • AMG Sport Steering Wheel In Leather/DINAMICA
  • Active Body Control (ABC)
  • DESIGNO Deep White/Black Leather Package
  • DESIGNO Light Brown/Black Leather Package
  • DESIGNO Platinum White/Black Leather Package
  • DESIGNO Sand/Black Leather Package
  • DESIGNO Sienna Brown/Black Leather Package
  • DESIGNO Titanium Grey Pearl/Black Leather Package
  • DESIGNO Tuscany Beige Pearl/Black Leather Package
  • Driver Assistance Package
  • Premium Package
  • Designo Bamboo Trim
  • Bengal Red/Black, Exclusive Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • Black Perforated Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • Black, Exclusive Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • Black, Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • Ginger Beige/Espresso, Exclusive Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • Porcelain/Black, Exclusive Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • Porcelain/Black, Perforated Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • Saddle Brown/Black, Exclusive Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • Bengal Red/Black, Perforated Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • Ginger Beige/Espresso, Perforated Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • Porcelain/Black, Perforated Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • Saddle Brown/Black, Perforated Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • Magic Sky Control
  • Wheels: 19" AMG Multi-Spoke Alloy
2010 Lexus SC 430
430 RWD

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