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2020 Lexus IS 350 vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Review

New 2020 Lexus IS 350

2020 Lexus
IS 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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$42,180 to $44,345
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$41,400 to $43,400
Invoice* $39,229 to $41,240 $38,916 to $40,796
MPG - City 19 - 20 23 - 24
MPG - Hwy 26 - 28 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
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Mercedes-Benz C-Class 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 C-Class.

Convenience
With the Mercedes-Benz C-Class you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Lexus IS 350, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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). Whether you pick the Lexus IS 350 or the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, it's going to cost you about the same. 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 C-Class have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Lexus IS 350 is about the same width as the Mercedes-Benz C-Class. When looking at overall length, the Lexus IS 350 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

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

Handling
The Lexus IS 350 has a smaller turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Lexus IS 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 IS 350 and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class. The Lexus IS 350 has less cargo capacity than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, 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 C-Class.