2019 Lexus RC 350 vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43 | NewCars.com

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2019 Lexus RC 350 vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43 Review

New 2019 Lexus RC 350

2019 Lexus
RC 350

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New 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43

2020 Mercedes-Benz
AMG C 43

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MSRP*
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$44,075 to $52,400
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$58,500
Invoice* $40,992 to $48,732 $54,990
MPG - City 18 - 20 19
MPG - Hwy 24 - 28 N/A
Engine(s) V-6 V-6
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 AMG C 43 than the Lexus RC 350, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Lexus RC 350 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43.

Convenience
The Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43 requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Lexus RC 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). Based on MSRP, the Lexus RC 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 RC 350 and the Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Lexus RC 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 RC 350 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43.

Drivetrain
The Lexus RC 350 has much less torque than the Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

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

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Lexus RC 350 and the Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Lexus RC 350 as you will in the Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43.

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