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2012 Lexus IS 350

2012 Mercedes-Benz C Class

  2011 Lexus IS 250 4-door Sport Sedan Auto AWD Angular Front Exterior View 2012 Mercedes-Benz C Class
MSRP
$40,220
$34,800
Invoice $37,403 $32,364
MPG
City/Highway
18/27 15/31
Rating
7.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.2
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line The 2012 Lexus IS 350 and IS 350 aren't as focused and fun to drive as sport sedans from BMW or Infiniti, though especially in F Sport guise they still look great. Read Full Review With a new base four-cylinder engine, the 2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class makes even more sense for value-conscious (yet image-conscious) luxury shoppers. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • Composed ride
  • Standard-feature list
  • Strong, smooth engine (IS 350)
  • Lexus ownership experience

Dislikes:

  • Bland, dated interior design
  • Tight back seat
  • Road noise
  • IS 250 can feel sluggish

Likes:

  • Quiet, refined feel
  • Strong engine lineup
  • Great handling (Sport and C63)
  • Fuel-efficient new C250

Dislikes:

  • Tight back seat
  • Numb steering
  • Unremarkable base interior trims
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