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2014 FIAT 500c vs. 2014 Lexus IS 350C 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 FIAT 500c than the Lexus IS 350C. The Lexus IS 350C will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the FIAT 500c.

Convenience
The Lexus IS 350C requires fewer visits to the gas station than the FIAT 500c, making it more convenient to drive.

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). Based on MSRP, the FIAT 500c is clearly a better financial choice over the Lexus IS 350C. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. In this case, the FIAT 500c will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Lexus IS 350C.

Dimensions
Since the FIAT 500c is much slimmer than the Lexus IS 350C, 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 350C.

Drivetrain
The FIAT 500c has much less torque than the Lexus IS 350C, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The FIAT 500c has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Lexus IS 350C, allowing much better maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the FIAT 500c is significantly less powerful than the Lexus IS 350C. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the FIAT 500c and the Lexus IS 350C. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the FIAT 500c will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Lexus IS 350C.

Warranty
The FIAT 500c comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Lexus IS 350C.

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2014 FIAT
500c

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MSRP*: $19,945 - $26,195

2014 Lexus
IS 350C

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MSRP*: $47,140
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% --
Lease Incentive: As low as 0.46% --
City MPG: 28 - 31 19
Highway MPG: 34 - 40 --
Engine(s): Inline-4 V-6
Seating Capacity: 4 - 4 4 - 4
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Invoice*: $19,384 - $25,196 $43,839

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