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2008 Lexus IS 250

2008 Mercedes-Benz C Class

  2008 Lexus IS 250 4-door Sport Sedan Man RWD Angular Rear Exterior View 2008 Mercedes Benz C Class 3.0L Sport RWD
MSRP
$30,855
$31,600
Invoice $27,460 $29,388
MPG
City/Highway
18/29 17/26
Rating
8.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.0
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line The 2008 Lexus IS gives BMW, Benz, and Infiniti a real challenge, though it's still a little softer than those sedans. Read Full Review More sport, more luxury, and more features for the money make the new 2008 Mercedes-Benz C-Class a more attractive possibility. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • Stylish new shape
  • Supple handling
  • Available all-wheel drive
  • Paddle-shifted automatic
  • Lexus owner experience

Dislikes:

  • Tight rear seat
  • Crash-test scores

Likes:

  • Choice of two distinct looks
  • Smooth, responsive V-6 engines
  • Sport model takes on the BMW 3-Series
  • Good ride comfort and quiet cabin
  • Standard Bluetooth

Dislikes:

  • Lacks backseat legroom
  • Base instrument panel plastics look drab
  • Steering isn’t very communicative
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