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2014 Ford Mustang vs. 2014 Lexus IS 250C 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 Ford Mustang than the Lexus IS 250C. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Ford Mustang, drivers may find the Lexus IS 250C a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

Convenience
The Lexus IS 250C requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Ford Mustang, 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 Ford Mustang 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 Ford Mustang carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Lexus IS 250C.

Dimensions
Since the Ford Mustang is much wider than the Lexus IS 250C, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Ford Mustang, which is slightly longer than the Lexus IS 250C.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Ford Mustang does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Lexus IS 250C.

Handling
The Ford Mustang has about the same turning radius as the Lexus IS 250C, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Ford Mustang has a much more powerful engine than the Lexus IS 250C. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Ford Mustang and the Lexus IS 250C. The Ford Mustang has less cargo capacity than the Lexus IS 250C, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Ford Mustang is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Lexus IS 250C.


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2014 Ford
Mustang

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MSRP*: $27,510 - $40,310

2014 Lexus
IS 250C

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MSRP*: $42,860
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $2,750 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% --
Lease Incentive: As low as 5.85% --
City MPG: 15 - 19 21
Highway MPG: 26 - 29 --
Engine(s): V-6, V-8 V-6
Seating Capacity: 4 - 4 4 - 4
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Safety Rating: Front
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Good Not Tested
Safety Rating: Side
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Safety Rating: Rear
IIHS Safety Information

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Good Not Tested
Invoice*: $25,928 - $37,186 $39,861

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