Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Lexus ES 350 than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Mercedes-Benz C-Class and the Lexus ES 350 in the front seats.
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Mercedes-Benz C-Class as you will with the Lexus ES 350, 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). The Mercedes-Benz C-Class is somewhat more expensive than the Lexus ES 350. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Mercedes-Benz C-Class and the Lexus ES 350 have similar Destination Charges.
Since the Mercedes-Benz C-Class is much slimmer than the Lexus ES 350, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Lexus ES 350.
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Lexus ES 350.
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class has a smaller turning radius than the Lexus ES 350, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.
When it comes to horsepower, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class is somewhat more powerful than the Lexus ES 350.
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Mercedes-Benz C-Class and the Lexus ES 350. The Mercedes-Benz C-Class has significantly less cargo room than the Lexus ES 350, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Lexus ES 350.
Compare the 2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class and the 2014 Lexus ES 350.
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MSRP*: $35,800 - $60,250
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|City MPG:||13 - 22||21|
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|Engine(s):||Inline-4, V-6, V-8||V-6|
|Seating Capacity:||5 - 5||5 - 5|
|Basic Warranty:||4 years/50,000 miles||4 years/50,000 miles|
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|Invoice*:||$33,294 - $56,033||$34,162|
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