Compare 2014 Lexus IS vs 2014 Mercedes-Benz C Class

2014 Lexus IS
2014 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 22 31 $33,294 $35,800
4-Door Sedan RWD C250 Luxury 22 31 $33,713 $36,250
2-Door Coupe RWD C250 22 31 $35,526 $38,200
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC C300 Sport 20 27 $36,642 $39,400
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC C300 Luxury 20 27 $37,061 $39,850
4-Door Sedan RWD C350 Sport 20 29 $39,153 $42,100
2-Door Coupe RWD C350 20 28 $40,781 $43,850
2-Door Coupe 4MATIC C350 19 27 $42,641 $45,850
4-Door Sedan RWD C63 AMG 13 19 $56,033 $60,250
2-Door Coupe RWD C63 AMG 13 19 $58,358 $62,750
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$33,294
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
N/A
$35,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$0 / month
$597 / 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 have a want a value-oriented car that projects the right image, the 2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class makes a lot of sense.
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Fuel Economy
City
N/A mpg 22 mpg
Highway
N/A mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
88.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.7
Second Leg Room (in)
33.4
Passenger Capacity
5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7
Second Head Room (in)
36.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55
Front Head Room (in)
37.1
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
180.8
Height, Overall (in)
56.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.6
Wheelbase (in)
108.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.7
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.4
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.6
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.4
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.3
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/40HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA
Front Tire Size
P225/45HR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3428
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
201 @ 5500
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
229 @ 2000
Engine Order Code
NA
Displacement
1.8 L/110
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86
Trans Order Code
NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.38
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.07
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92
Trans Type
7
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Body Style
Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6.0 (Est)
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.3 (Est)
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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