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Selected Style 350 4-Door Sedan RWD
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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
4-Door Sedan C250 Sport RWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD C250 Sport 21 31 $32,876 $35,350
4-Door Sedan RWD C250 Luxury 21 31 $33,266 $35,770
2-Door Coupe RWD C250 21 31 $35,154 $37,800
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC C300 Sport 20 28 $36,224 $38,950
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC C300 Luxury 20 28 $36,605 $39,360
4-Door Sedan RWD C350 Sport 20 29 $38,502 $41,400
2-Door Coupe RWD C350 19 28 $40,176 $43,200
2-Door Coupe 4MATIC C350 19 28 $42,036 $45,200
4-Door Sedan RWD C63 AMG 15 22 $55,614 $59,800
2-Door Coupe RWD C63 AMG 15 22 $57,967 $62,330
Pricing
Invoice Price
$37,496
$32,876
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$40,320
$35,350
Monthly Payment Estimate
$672 / month
$589 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2013 Lexus IS 250 and IS 350 look like exciting sport sedans--especially in F Sport guise--though they're not as fun to drive or even as fuel-efficient as other small sport sedans. For those who are image-conscious yet value-conscious, the 2013 Mercedes-Benz C Class sedans and coupes make a lot of sense.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sub-Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 53.7 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.4 54.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 85.7 88.0
Second Head Room (in) 36.7 36.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.7 55.0
Front Leg Room (in) 43.9 41.7
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 54.1 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 30.6 33.4
Front Head Room (in) 37.2 37.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 60.4 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 180.3 180.8
Height, Overall (in) 56.1 56.3
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.4 59.6
Wheelbase (in) 107.5 108.7
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.9 69.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.0 12.4
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 - - TBD -
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) 13.15 x - TBD - - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.1 17.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) N/A - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 13.4 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 33.5 35.5
Steering Type Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.91 2.5
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P225/45VR17 P225/45R17
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P245/45VR17 P245/40R17
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) 3527 3319
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.0 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.0 17 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 100 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 277 @ 4800 229 @ 2200 - 4300
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.5L/210 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 306 @ 6400 201 @ 5500
Engine Type Gas V6 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 22 25
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.586 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.520 4.38
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.400 1.92
Trans Type 6 7
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.716 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.224 3.42/2.23
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.042 2.86
Trans Order Code NA 427
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.083 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.000 1.37
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.73
Summary
Vehicle Name Lexus IS 350 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Body Style Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 6
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.3 7.5
Crash Test Ratings
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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