2021 Lexus ES 300h vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43 | NewCars.com

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2021 Lexus ES 300h vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43 Review

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2021 Lexus
ES 300h

MSRP*: $41,910 to $50,910
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2020 Mercedes-Benz
AMG C 43

MSRP*: $55,950
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Invoice* $39,256 to $47,537 $52,593
MPG - City 43 MPG 19 MPG
MPG - Hwy 44 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 16.7 ft3 12.6 ft3
Engine Inline-4 V-6
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain Front-wheel All-wheel
Horsepower 176 hp 385 hp
Exterior Length 195.9 in 185.0 in
Exterior Width 73.4 in 71.3 in
Leg Room Front 42.4 in
Rear 39.2 in
Front 41.7 in
Rear 35.2 in
Head Room Front 37.5 in
Rear 37.4 in
Front 37.1 in
Rear 37.1 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Info not available
Frontal Crash Rating** **** Info not available
Side Crash Rating** ***** Info not available

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Lexus ES 300h than the Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43, the Lexus ES 300h may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
The Lexus ES 300h will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43, 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Lexus ES 300h will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43. 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 ES 300h and the Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Lexus ES 300h is much wider than the Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Lexus ES 300h, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43.

Handling
The Lexus ES 300h has about the same turning radius as the Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Lexus ES 300h is significantly less powerful than the Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Powertrain
The Lexus ES 300h has much less torque than the Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Lexus ES 300h and the Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Lexus ES 300h will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43.

Warranty
The Lexus ES 300h comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43.