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2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class vs. 2019 Lexus RC 350 Review

New 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

2020 Mercedes-Benz
E-Class

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New 2019 Lexus RC 350

2019 Lexus
RC 350

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MSRP*
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$64,350 to $66,850
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$44,075 to $52,400
Invoice* $60,489 to $62,839 $40,992 to $48,732
MPG - City 19 - 20 18 - 20
MPG - Hwy 26 - 28 24 - 28
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 Lexus RC 350 than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, 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 E-Class.

Convenience
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class will require fewer stops at 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). The Mercedes-Benz E-Class 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 E-Class and the Lexus RC 350 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class 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 E-Class, which is slightly longer than the Lexus RC 350.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Lexus RC 350.

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

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

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and the Lexus RC 350. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Lexus RC 350.

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