2023 Lexus IS 350 vs. 2024 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Review

Picture of the 2023 Lexus IS 350

2023 Lexus
IS 350

MSRP*: $43,160 to $46,410
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Picture of the 2024 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

2024 Mercedes-Benz
C-Class

MSRP*: $46,950 to $48,950
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MPG - City 19 - 20 MPG 23 - 26 MPG
MPG - Hwy 26 - 28 MPG 33 - 36 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space Info not available Info not available
Engine
  • 311-hp, 3.5-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 255-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline/Mild Electric Hybrid)
Transmission Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive
Horsepower 311 hp 255 hp
Exterior Length 185.4 in 187.0 in
Exterior Width 72.4 in 74.4 in
Leg Room Front 44.8 in
Rear 32.2 in
Front 41.7 in
Rear 36.0 in
Head Room Front 38.2 in
Rear 36.9 in
Front 40.0 in
Rear 37.5 in

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

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). When looking only at MSRP, the Lexus IS 350 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

Dimensions
Since the Lexus IS 350 is much slimmer than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. 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.

Handling
The Lexus IS 350 has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, allowing much better maneuverability 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.

Powertrain
With its lower torque, the Lexus IS 350 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as 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.