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2014 Lexus IS 250C vs. 2015 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Lexus IS 250C and the Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class in the front seats.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Lexus IS 250C as you will with the Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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 Lexus IS 250C is clearly a better financial choice over the Mercedes-Benz SLK-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 250C and the Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Lexus IS 250C is about the same width as the Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class. If you go with the Lexus IS 250C, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class.

Drivetrain
The Lexus IS 250C has much less torque than the Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Lexus IS 250C has a smaller turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Lexus IS 250C is significantly less powerful than the Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
The Lexus IS 250C offers greater seating capacity than the Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. The Lexus IS 250C has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class.

Warranty
The Lexus IS 250C comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class.

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2014 Lexus
IS 250C

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MSRP*: $42,860

2015 Mercedes-Benz
SLK-Class

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MSRP*: $43,950 - $70,900
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City MPG: 21 19 - 22
Highway MPG: 30 28 - 32
Engine(s): V-6 Inline-4, V-6, V-8
Seating Capacity: 4 - 4 2 - 2
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Invoice*: $39,861 $40,874 - $65,937

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