Compare 2013 Lexus IS 250C vs 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class

2013 Lexus IS 250C
2013 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class
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250C 2-Door Convertible Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic RWD 21 30 $32,611 $35,065
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic AWD 21 27 $34,898 $37,525
350 4-Door Sedan RWD 19 27 $37,496 $40,320
350 4-Door Sedan AWD 19 26 $39,787 $42,780
250C 2-Door Convertible Automatic 21 30 $39,627 $42,610
350C 2-Door Convertible 19 27 $43,609 $46,890
F 4-Door Sedan 16 23 $57,430 $61,750
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2-Door Roadster SLK 250
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster SLK 250 22 32 $39,897 $42,900
2-Door Roadster SLK 350 21 29 $51,522 $55,400
2-Door Roadster SLK 55 AMG 19 28 $63,231 $67,990
Pricing
Invoice Price
$39,627
$39,897
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$42,610
$42,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$710 / month
$715 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLK is the least polarizing of the roadsters, but there's enough urgency to go with its elegant, mini-SL charm.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact 2 Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.2 52.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
87.9 49.0
Second Head Room (in)
36.1 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
44.7 -
Front Leg Room (in)
44.1 42.5
Passenger Capacity
4 2
Front Hip Room (in)
54.3 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
25.9 -
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 38.0
Second Hip Room (in)
43.3 -
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
182.5 162.8
Height, Overall (in)
55.7 51.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.4 61.6
Wheelbase (in)
107.5 95.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 71.5
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 61.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.8-2.4 10.1 (6.4 w/top down)
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.2 x - TBD - 11.8 x 0.4
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 x - TBD - 12.7 x 1.3
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.1 15.9
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.6 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
33.5 34.5
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.16 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P225/45VR17 P225/45R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
N/A - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/45VR17 P245/40R17
Rear Tire Order Code
N/A - TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3806 3308
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 17 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
2.5L/152 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
204 @ 6400 201 @ 5500
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
185 @ 4800 229 @ 2000 - 4300
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 26
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.404 1.72
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.713 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.168 4.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.060 2.61
Trans Order Code
NA 411
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.909 3.07
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 1.25
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.582 0.84
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.538 4.46
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Lexus IS 250C Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class
Body Style
Convertible 2 Door Roadster
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 7
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.7 6.9

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