Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the FIAT 500c than the Lexus IS 250C. The Lexus IS 250C will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the FIAT 500c.
With the Lexus IS 250C you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the FIAT 500c, due to its tank size and fuel economy.
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). Based on MSRP, the FIAT 500c is clearly a better financial choice over the Lexus IS 250C. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The FIAT 500c carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Lexus IS 250C.
Since the FIAT 500c is much slimmer than the Lexus IS 250C, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the FIAT 500c, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Lexus IS 250C.
The FIAT 500c has much less torque than the Lexus IS 250C, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.
The FIAT 500c has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Lexus IS 250C, allowing much better maneuverability in and out of tight spots.
When it comes to horsepower, the FIAT 500c is significantly less powerful than the Lexus IS 250C. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the FIAT 500c and the Lexus IS 250C. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the FIAT 500c will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Lexus IS 250C.
The FIAT 500c comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Lexus IS 250C.
Compare the 2014 FIAT 500c and the 2014 Lexus IS 250C.
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MSRP*: $19,695 - $26,195
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|Cash Back Rebate:||Up to $1,000||Visit Rebate Center|
|Low APR Loan:||As low as 0.00%||--|
|Lease Incentive:||As low as 0.53%||--|
|City MPG:||28 - 31||21|
|Highway MPG:||34 - 40||--|
|Seating Capacity:||4 - 4||4 - 4|
|Basic Warranty:||4 years/50,000 miles||4 years/50,000 miles|
|Invoice*:||$19,151 - $25,196||$39,861|
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