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.
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class as you will with the Lexus IS 350C, 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 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.
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.
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Lexus IS 350C.
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.
When it comes to horsepower, the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class has a much more powerful engine than the Lexus IS 350C. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.
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.
The Mercedes-Benz SL-Class comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Lexus IS 350C.
Compare the 2014 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class and the 2014 Lexus IS 350C.
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MSRP*: $106,700 - $214,500
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|Cash Back Rebate:||Up to $4,500||Visit Rebate Center|
|Low APR Loan:||As low as 1.99%||--|
|City MPG:||14 - 18||19|
|Highway MPG:||21 - 25||--|
|Seating Capacity:||2 - 2||4 - 4|
|Basic Warranty:||4 years/50,000 miles||4 years/50,000 miles|
|Invoice*:||$99,231 - $199,485||$43,839|
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