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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan C300 Sport RWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 4MATIC C350 19 27 $42,827 $46,050
2-Door Coupe RWD C250 22 31 $36,642 $39,400
2-Door Coupe RWD C63 AMG 13 19 $58,590 $63,000
2-Door Coupe RWD C350 20 28 $40,967 $44,050
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC C300 Luxury 24 31 $37,572 $40,400
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC C300 Sport 24 31 $37,572 $40,400
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC C400 21 29 $45,189 $48,590
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC C300 24 31 $37,572 $40,400
4-Door Sedan RWD C300 25 34 $35,712 $38,400
4-Door Sedan RWD C300 Sport 25 34 $35,712 $38,400
4-Door Sedan RWD C300 Luxury 25 34 $35,712 $38,400
4-Door Sedan RWD AMG C63 18 25 $59,427 $63,900
4-Door Sedan RWD AMG C63 S 18 25 $66,867 $71,900
2014 Lexus IS
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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
250C 2-Door Convertible 21 30 $39,861 $42,860
350 4-Door Sedan RWD 19 28 $36,841 $39,615
350 4-Door Sedan AWD 19 26 $38,923 $41,850
350C 2-Door Convertible 19 27 $43,839 $47,140
F 4-Door Sedan 16 23 $59,148 $63,600
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TCC's Bottom Line Forget this model's recent past; the 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class takes a half-step up in size and a full step ahead of its peer set in sophistication -- and it's now one very charming luxury car. The 2014 Lexus IS is an important car for the brand, and at first impression, the redesign is off to a good start.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 25 mpg N/A mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 34 mpg N/A mpg
EPA Classification Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
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
Passenger Volume (ft³) 88.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.7
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 56.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.8
Wheelbase (in) 111.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.3
Track Width, Front (in) 61.6
Length, Overall (in) 184.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.6
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
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.3
Steering Type Rack-Pinion
Rear Tire Size P245/40HR18
Rear Tire Order Code R02
Front Tire Size P225/45HR18
Spare Tire Size NA
Front Tire Order Code R02
Spare Tire Order Code NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3417
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 X 8.5
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 150
Engine Type Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System Direct Gasoline Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 273 @ 1300
Engine Order Code NA
Displacement 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 241 @ 5550
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 34
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
Trans Description Cont. Again NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.42
Body Style Sedan
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 7.0 (Est)
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.3 (Est)
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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