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2015 Lexus IS 350C vs. 2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Mercedes-Benz E-Class than the Lexus IS 350C, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Lexus IS 350C will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Lexus IS 350C as you will with the Mercedes-Benz E-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 350C is clearly a better financial choice over the Mercedes-Benz E-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 350C and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Lexus IS 350C is about the same width as the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. When looking at overall length, the Lexus IS 350C takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

Drivetrain
The Lexus IS 350C has much less torque than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Lexus IS 350C has a smaller turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Lexus IS 350C has less horsepower than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Lexus IS 350C and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. The Lexus IS 350C has less cargo capacity than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

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

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2015 Lexus
IS 350C

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MSRP*: $47,640

2016 Mercedes-Benz
E-Class

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MSRP*: $62,250 - $68,700
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City MPG: 19 17 - 20
Highway MPG: 27 26 - 29
Engine(s): V-6 V-6, V-8
Seating Capacity: 4 - 4 4 - 4
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Invoice*: $44,305 $57,893 - $63,891

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.