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2014 Chrysler 300C vs. 2015 Lexus IS 350 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Chrysler 300C than the Lexus IS 350. The Lexus IS 350 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Chrysler 300C.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Chrysler 300C as you will with the Lexus IS 350, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Whether you pick the Chrysler 300C or the Lexus IS 350, it's going to cost you about the same. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Chrysler 300C will cost more in transportation costs than the Lexus IS 350.

Dimensions
Since the Chrysler 300C is much wider than the Lexus IS 350, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Chrysler 300C, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Lexus IS 350.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Chrysler 300C doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Lexus IS 350.

Handling
The Chrysler 300C has a significantly larger turning radius than the Lexus IS 350, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Chrysler 300C is somewhat more powerful than the Lexus IS 350.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Chrysler 300C and the Lexus IS 350. The Chrysler 300C has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Lexus IS 350.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Chrysler 300C is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Lexus IS 350.

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2014 Chrysler
300C

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MSRP*: $37,395 - $44,395

2015 Lexus
IS 350

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MSRP*: $40,065 - $42,300
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $4,000 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 1.90%
Lease Incentive: As low as 0.12% --
City MPG: 18 - 19 19
Highway MPG: 27 - 31 26 - 28
Engine(s): V-6 V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $35,699 - $42,109 $37,261 - $39,339

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

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