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

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Mercedes-Benz E-Class than the Lexus IS 250C. The Lexus IS 250C will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

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). The Mercedes-Benz E-Class will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Lexus IS 250C, which has a much lower MSRP. 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 E-Class and the Lexus IS 250C have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class is about the same width as the Lexus IS 250C. When looking at overall length, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Lexus IS 250C.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Lexus IS 250C.

Handling
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class has a larger turning radius than the Lexus IS 250C, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class has a much more powerful engine than the Lexus IS 250C. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and the Lexus IS 250C. The Mercedes-Benz E-Class has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Lexus IS 250C.

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

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2015 Mercedes-Benz
E-Class

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MSRP*: $61,350 - $67,750

2014 Lexus
IS 250C

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MSRP*: $42,860
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Low APR Loan: As low as 1.99% --
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City MPG: 17 21
Highway MPG: 26 --
Engine(s): V-6, V-8 V-6
Seating Capacity: 4 - 4 4 - 4
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $57,056 - $63,008 $39,861

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