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2019 Lexus RC 300 vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Review

New 2019 Lexus RC 300

2019 Lexus
RC 300

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New 2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

2020 Mercedes-Benz
C-Class

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MSRP*
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$41,145 to $50,035
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$45,950 to $47,950
Invoice* $38,264 to $46,533 $43,193 to $45,073
MPG - City 18 - 21 21 - 22
MPG - Hwy 24 - 30 30 - 31
Engine(s) Inline-4, V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 4 4
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles

*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 RC 300, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Lexus RC 300 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 RC 300, 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 RC 300 will have less of an impact on your bank account 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 RC 300 and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Lexus RC 300 is a little wider than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, 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 RC 300 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Lexus RC 300 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

Handling
The Lexus RC 300 has a smaller turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's basically a tie between the Lexus RC 300 and 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 RC 300 and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Lexus RC 300 as you will in the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

Warranty
The Lexus RC 300 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.