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2012 Lexus IS F

2012 Mercedes-Benz C Class

  2011 Lexus IS F 2012 Mercedes-Benz C Class
MSRP
$61,300
$34,800
Invoice $57,009 $32,364
MPG
City/Highway
16/23 15/31
Rating
7.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.2
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line The 2012 Lexus IS F is a unique take on the luxury/performance formula, and will appeal to those that find the Germans too performance-focused. 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:

  • Great sound and power from the V-8 engine
  • Quality interior fit and finish
  • Smooth-shifting eight-speed automatic
  • Still comfortable on the road

Dislikes:

  • Pricey compared to better-handling competition
  • No all-wheel drive available
  • No manual transmission available
  • Cheap-looking exterior pieces

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
Crash Test Ratings No crash data available
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat:
Rollover Rating:
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