Compare 2014 Lexus IS vs 2013 Mercedes-Benz C Class

2014 Lexus IS
2013 Mercedes-Benz C Class
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2014 Lexus IS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic RWD 21 30 $33,573 $36,100
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic AWD 20 27 $35,930 $38,635
350 4-Door Sedan RWD 19 28 $36,841 $39,615
350 4-Door Sedan AWD 19 26 $38,923 $41,850
250C 2-Door Convertible 21 30 $39,861 $42,860
350C 2-Door Convertible 19 27 $43,839 $47,140
F 4-Door Sedan 16 23 $59,148 $63,600
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4-Door Sedan RWD C250 Sport
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
N/A
$32,876
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
N/A
$35,350
Monthly Payment Estimate
$0 / month
$589 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Lexus IS is an important car for the brand, and at first impression, the redesign is off to a good start. 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
City
N/A mpg 21 mpg
Highway
N/A mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
- Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 55.0
Front Leg Room (in)
- 41.7
Passenger Capacity
- 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
- 33.4
Front Head Room (in)
- 37.1
Second Hip Room (in)
- - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- 54.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 88.0
Second Head Room (in)
- 36.9
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
- 56.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 59.6
Wheelbase (in)
- 108.7
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
- 69.7
Track Width, Front (in)
- 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
- 180.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 12.4
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- - TBD -
Brake Type
- Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
- Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
- NA
Brake ABS System
- 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
- Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- 17.4
Steering
Steering Type
- Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 2.5
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- 35.5
Tires
Spare Tire Size
- Compact
Front Tire Order Code
- NA
Spare Tire Order Code
- NA
Rear Tire Size
- P245/40R17
Rear Tire Order Code
- NA
Front Tire Size
- P225/45R17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 3319
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
- Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
- 17 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
- Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
- 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
- 201 @ 5500
Engine Type
- Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System
- Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
- 229 @ 2200 - 4300
Engine Order Code
- NA
Displacement
- 1.8L/110
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- 31
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
- NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- 3.42/2.23
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.86
Trans Order Code
- 427
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
- Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.82
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.73
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- 4.38
Clutch Size (in)
- NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.92
Trans Type
- 7
Drivetrain
- Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.00
Summary
Body Style
- 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
- Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
- Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
- Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- 7.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 6
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
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
-
Rollover Rating
-

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