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2020 Lexus RC 350 vs. 2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Review

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2020 Lexus
RC 350

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2021 Mercedes-Benz

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$44,225 to $50,905
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$47,200 to $49,200
Invoice* $41,130 to $47,341 $44,368 to $46,248
MPG - City 19 - 20 23 - 24
MPG - Hwy 26 - 28 32 - 33
Engine(s) 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

Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Mercedes-Benz C-Class 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 C-Class.

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

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 RC 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 RC 350 and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class have similar Destination Charges.

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

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

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

When it comes to horsepower, the Lexus RC 350 is somewhat more powerful than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

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 C-Class. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Lexus RC 350 as you will in the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

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