Compare 2014 Mercedes-Benz C Class vs 2014 Lexus IS 350

2014 Mercedes-Benz C Class
2014 Lexus IS 350
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4-Door Sedan RWD C 250 Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD C 250 Sport 22 31 $33,294 $35,800
4-Door Sedan RWD C 250 Luxury 22 31 $33,713 $36,250
2-Door Coupe RWD C 250 22 31 $35,526 $38,200
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC C 300 Sport 20 27 $36,642 $39,400
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC C 300 Luxury 20 27 $37,061 $39,850
4-Door Sedan RWD C 350 Sport 20 29 $39,153 $42,100
2-Door Coupe RWD C 350 20 28 $40,781 $43,850
2-Door Coupe 4MATIC C 350 19 27 $42,641 $45,850
4-Door Sedan RWD C 63 AMG 13 19 $56,033 $60,250
2-Door Coupe RWD C 63 AMG 13 19 $58,358 $62,750
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350 4-Door Sedan RWD
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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,294
$36,841
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,800
$39,615
Monthly Payment Estimate
$597 / month
$660 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
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
22 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
33.4 32.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 44.8
Second Head Room (in)
36.9 36.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55 53.4
Front Head Room (in)
37.1 38.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
88.2 90.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 55.9
Second Hip Room (in)
- 54
Front Hip Room (in)
- 54.3
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
56.3 56.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.6 61
Wheelbase (in)
108.7 110.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.7 71.3
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 60.4
Length, Overall (in)
180.8 183.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.4 13.8
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)
11.8 12.2
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.6 13.2
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.4 17.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.3 34.2
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P245/40HR17 P225/45VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/45HR17 P225/45VR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3428 3593
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 17 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 8.5 17 X 7.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 100
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Port/Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
229 @ 2000 277 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.8 L/110 3.5 L/211
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
201 @ 5500 306 @ 6400
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 28
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86 2.72
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.46
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.38 4.60
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 0.82
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.07 3.13
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 1.86
Trans Type
7 8
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.23
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 2.18
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.69
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz C-Class Lexus IS 350
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6.0 (Est) -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.3 (Est) 8.3
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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