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2014 Lexus IS 250C vs. 2015 Nissan 370Z Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Lexus IS 250C and the Nissan 370Z in the front seats.

Convenience
The Lexus IS 250C will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Nissan 370Z, 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Lexus IS 250C will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Nissan 370Z. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Lexus IS 250C is much higher than that for the Nissan 370Z.

Dimensions
Since the Lexus IS 250C is much slimmer than the Nissan 370Z, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. 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 Nissan 370Z.

Drivetrain
The Lexus IS 250C has much less torque than the Nissan 370Z, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Lexus IS 250C has about the same turning radius as the Nissan 370Z, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Lexus IS 250C is significantly less powerful than the Nissan 370Z. 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 Nissan 370Z, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Lexus IS 250C will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Nissan 370Z.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Lexus IS 250C than that of the Nissan 370Z.

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2014 Lexus
IS 250C

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MSRP*: $42,860

2015 Nissan
370Z

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MSRP*: $41,820 - $48,100
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Lease Incentive: -- As low as 3.05%
City MPG: 21 17 - 18
Highway MPG: 30 24 - 25
Engine(s): V-6 V-6
Seating Capacity: 4 - 4 2 - 2
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Invoice*: $39,861 $39,163 - $45,038

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