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The Mercedes-Benz S-class is the ultimate in large luxury sedans, at least until you get up into exotics like a Bentley or Rolls-Royce. It's handsome, ultra-roomy and easy to drive. (In fact, on the highway, it can practically drive itself.) You can also get it with options like a panoramic sunroof and cooled and heated massaging seats in front and back. Plus, it has one of the loveliest interiors you'll find on any automobile.

Sticker prices start at about $92,000 for the base S400 Hybrid. With an all-new version expected out later this year, you should be able to negotiate some decent discounts but, still, that's a high price to climb down from.

The good news is that there are suddenly lots of really good large non-luxury sedans out there now. Maybe they can't give your backseat passengers a back rub but there's at least one we could think of that could give even this car a run for its money.

  @peterdrives - Last updated June 26 2013 05:57 AM ET
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