2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43 vs. 2020 Lexus ES 300h | NewCars.com

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2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43 vs. 2020 Lexus ES 300h Review

New 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43

2020 Mercedes-Benz
AMG C 43

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New 2020 Lexus ES 300h

2020 Lexus
ES 300h

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MSRP*
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$55,950
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$41,810 to $45,660
Invoice* $52,593 $39,163 to $42,707
MPG - City 19 43
MPG - Hwy 27 N/A
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 Lexus ES 300h than the Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43, due to its greater head- and legroom. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43, drivers may find the Lexus ES 300h a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

Convenience
With the Lexus ES 300h you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43, 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). The Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Lexus ES 300h, which has a much lower MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43 and the Lexus ES 300h have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43 is much slimmer than the Lexus ES 300h, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Lexus ES 300h.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43 does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Lexus ES 300h.

Handling
The Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43 has about the same turning radius as the Lexus ES 300h, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43 has a much more powerful engine than the Lexus ES 300h. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43 and the Lexus ES 300h. The Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43 has significantly less cargo room than the Lexus ES 300h, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Lexus ES 300h.