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2014 Lexus GS 350 vs. 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 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 Lexus GS 350 than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, the Lexus GS 350 may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Lexus GS 350, 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). The Lexus GS 350 is somewhat more expensive 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 GS 350 and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Lexus GS 350 is a little wider than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Lexus GS 350, which is slightly longer than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Lexus GS 350 and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.

Handling
The Lexus GS 350 has about the same turning radius as the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Lexus GS 350 is somewhat more powerful than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

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

Warranty
The Lexus GS 350 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.


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2014 Lexus
GS 350

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MSRP*: $47,700 - $49,950

2015 Mercedes-Benz
C-Class

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MSRP*: $38,400 - $48,590
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $2,000
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.90% As low as 1.99%
Lease Incentive: As low as 1.08% --
City MPG: 19 19 - 24
Highway MPG: 26 - 29 27 - 31
Engine(s): V-6 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 4 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Safety Rating: Front
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Safety Rating: Side
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Safety Rating: Rear
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Invoice*: $44,361 - $46,456 $35,712 - $45,189

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