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2021 Lexus IS 350 vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43 Review

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2021 Lexus
IS 350

MSRP*: $42,950 to $44,950
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2020 Mercedes-Benz
AMG C 43

MSRP*: $55,950
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Invoice* $39,945 to $41,805 $52,593
MPG - City 19 - 20 MPG 19 MPG
MPG - Hwy 26 - 28 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 10.8 ft3 12.6 ft3
Engine V-6 V-6
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Rear-wheel All-wheel
Horsepower 311 hp 385 hp
Exterior Length 185.4 in 185.0 in
Exterior Width 72.4 in 71.3 in
Leg Room Front 44.8 in
Rear 32.2 in
Front 41.7 in
Rear 35.2 in
Head Room Front 38.2 in
Rear 36.9 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
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43 than the Lexus IS 350, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Lexus IS 350 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Lexus IS 350 as you will with the Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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). Based on MSRP, the Lexus IS 350 is clearly a better financial choice over 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 IS 350 and the Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Lexus IS 350 is a little wider than the Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. When looking at overall length, the Lexus IS 350 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43.

Handling
The Lexus IS 350 has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43, allowing much better maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Lexus IS 350 has less horsepower than the Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Powertrain
The Lexus IS 350 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 IS 350 and the Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43. The Lexus IS 350 has less cargo capacity than the Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The Lexus IS 350 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43.