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2019 Lexus ES 350 vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Review

New 2019 Lexus ES 350

2019 Lexus
ES 350

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New 2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

2020 Mercedes-Benz
C-Class

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MSRP*
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$39,750 to $44,285
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$41,400 to $43,400
Invoice* $37,235 to $41,407 $38,916 to $40,796
MPG - City 22 23 - 24
MPG - Hwy 31 - 33 33 - 35
Engine(s) V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** **** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**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 350 than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, the Lexus ES 350 may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Lexus ES 350, 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 Lexus ES 350 is somewhat more expensive than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class. 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 350 and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Lexus ES 350 is much wider than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Lexus ES 350, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Lexus ES 350 and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.

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

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

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Lexus ES 350 and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Lexus ES 350 will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

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