Passengers in the back seat will feel a little more squished in the Lexus IS 250 than in the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, due to the Lexus IS 250's smaller rear head- and legroom. The Lexus IS 250 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Lexus IS 250 as you will with the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.
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 IS 250 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 IS 250 and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class have similar Destination Charges.
Since the Lexus IS 250 is much wider than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. When looking at overall length, the Lexus IS 250 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.
The Lexus IS 250 has much less torque than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.
The Lexus IS 250 has a smaller turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.
When it comes to horsepower, the Lexus IS 250 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 IS 250 and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class. The Lexus IS 250 has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.
The Lexus IS 250 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.
Compare the 2014 Lexus IS 250 and the 2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class.
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MSRP*: $35,950 - $38,485
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MSRP*: $35,800 - $60,250
|Cash Back Rebate:||Up to $750||Visit Rebate Center|
|Low APR Loan:||As low as 1.90%||--|
|Lease Incentive:||As low as 2.64%||--|
|City MPG:||20 - 21||13 - 22|
|Highway MPG:||27 - 30||19 - 31|
|Engine(s):||V-6||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*:||$33,436 - $35,792||$33,294 - $56,033|
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