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2012 Lexus IS 350C

2012 Mercedes-Benz E Class

  2011 Lexus IS 250C 2-door Convertible Auto Angular Front Exterior View 2012 Mercedes-Benz E Class 4-door Wagon Sport 3.5L 4MATIC Angular Front Exterior View
MSRP
$46,640
$49,800
Invoice $43,374 $46,314
MPG
City/Highway
19/27 15/32
Rating
7.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.2
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line A strong powertrain, usable backseat, and tight retractable hardtop make the 2012 Lexus IS 350C very enjoyable, even if it feels somewhat conservative. Read Full Review The 2012 Mercedes-Benz E Class models have sharper driving appeal than in the past, while also returning to the classy interior appointments and vault-like construction that have made them longtime luxury benchmarks. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • A real back seat (for a convertible)
  • Weekend-size trunk space
  • Composed ride
  • Competitive pricing
  • Strong acceleration (IS 350C)

Dislikes:

  • No throttle-blipping or rev-matching
  • Conservative styling inside and out

Likes:

  • Four body styles--including a wagon
  • Rich interior trims
  • Spacious interior
  • Available all-wheel drive (even on coupe)
  • Fuel-efficient BlueTec diesel

Dislikes:

  • Somewhat busy styling
  • Learning curve to electronics
  • Clutter of buttons
  • Base vinyl upholstery
Crash Test Ratings No crash data available
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