2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 vs. 2020 Lexus RC 350 | NewCars.com

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2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 vs. 2020 Lexus RC 350 Review

New 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53

2020 Mercedes-Benz
AMG E 53

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New 2020 Lexus RC 350

2020 Lexus
RC 350

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MSRP*
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$74,950
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$44,225 to $50,905
Invoice* $70,453 $41,130 to $47,341
MPG - City 21 19 - 20
MPG - Hwy 28 26 - 28
Engine(s) Inline-6 V-6
Seating Capacity 4 4
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles

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Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Lexus RC 350 than the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53, 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 E 53.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 as you will with the Lexus RC 350, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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 E 53 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Lexus RC 350, 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 E 53 and the Lexus RC 350 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 is a little wider than the Lexus RC 350, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53, which is slightly longer than the Lexus RC 350.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Lexus RC 350.

Handling
The Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 has a significantly larger turning radius than the Lexus RC 350, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 has a much more powerful engine than the Lexus RC 350. 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 E 53 and the Lexus RC 350. The Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 has less cargo capacity than the Lexus RC 350, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Lexus RC 350.