Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Lexus ES 300h than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Lexus ES 300h and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class in the front seats.
With the Lexus ES 300h you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, due to its larger tank size and better 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Lexus ES 300h will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Lexus ES 300h and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class have similar Destination Charges.
Since the Lexus ES 300h is much wider than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Lexus ES 300h, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.
The Lexus ES 300h has much less torque than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.
The Lexus ES 300h has a larger turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.
When it comes to horsepower, the Lexus ES 300h is significantly less powerful than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class. 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 Lexus ES 300h and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Lexus ES 300h as you will in the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.
The Lexus ES 300h comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.
Compare the 2014 Lexus ES 300h and the 2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class.
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MSRP*: $35,800 - $60,250
|Cash Back Rebate:||Visit Rebate Center||Up to $2,500|
|Low APR Loan:||--||As low as 1.99%|
|City MPG:||40||13 - 22|
|Highway MPG:||39||19 - 31|
|Engine(s):||Inline-4||Inline-4, V-6, V-8|
|Seating Capacity:||5 - 5||5 - 5|
|Basic Warranty:||4 years/50,000 miles||4 years/50,000 miles|
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|Invoice*:||$37,000||$33,294 - $56,033|
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