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

Comparison Review

Comfort
As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class and the Lexus IS 350C in the front seats.

Convenience
The Mercedes-Benz SL-Class will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Lexus IS 350C, 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). The Mercedes-Benz SL-Class will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Lexus IS 350C, 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 SL-Class and the Lexus IS 350C have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class is much wider than the Lexus IS 350C, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. When looking at overall length, the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Lexus IS 350C.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Lexus IS 350C.

Handling
The Mercedes-Benz SL-Class has a larger turning radius than the Lexus IS 350C, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class is somewhat more powerful than the Lexus IS 350C.

Utility
The Mercedes-Benz SL-Class has less seating than the Lexus IS 350C, making the Lexus IS 350C the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Lexus IS 350C.

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

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Compare the 2016 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class and the 2015 Lexus IS 350C.

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2016 Mercedes-Benz
SL-Class

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MSRP*: $85,050 - $108,050

2015 Lexus
IS 350C

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MSRP*: $47,640
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Low APR Loan: As low as 3.24% --
Lease Incentive: As low as 4.56% --
City MPG: 16 - 20 19
Highway MPG: 24 - 27 --
Engine(s): V-6, V-8 V-6
Seating Capacity: 2 - 2 4 - 4
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Invoice*: $79,097 - $100,487 $44,305

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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