Compare 2015 Mercedes-Benz C Class vs 2014 Lexus IS

2015 Mercedes-Benz C Class
2014 Lexus IS
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4-Door Sedan C300 Luxury RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD C300 25 34 $35,712 $38,400
4-Door Sedan RWD C300 Luxury 25 34 $35,712 $38,400
4-Door Sedan RWD C300 Sport 25 34 $35,712 $38,400
2-Door Coupe RWD C250 22 31 $36,642 $39,400
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC C300 24 31 $37,572 $40,400
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC C300 Luxury 24 31 $37,572 $40,400
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC C300 Sport 24 31 $37,572 $40,400
2-Door Coupe RWD C350 20 28 $40,967 $44,050
2-Door Coupe 4MATIC C350 19 27 $42,827 $46,050
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC C400 21 29 $45,189 $48,590
2-Door Coupe RWD C63 AMG 13 19 $58,590 $63,000
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
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,712
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Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$38,400
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Monthly Payment Estimate
$640 / month
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The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.0
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
City
25 mpg N/A mpg
Highway
34 mpg N/A mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Leg Room (in)
33.4
Exterior Dimensions
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
Height, Overall (in)
56.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.6
Brakes
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
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.3
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
R02
Front Tire Size
P225/45HR17
Spare Tire Size
NA
Front Tire Order Code
R02
Spare Tire Order Code
NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/40HR17
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3417
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
273 @ 1300
Engine Order Code
NA
Displacement
2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
241 @ 5550
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style
Sedan
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7.0 (Est)
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 (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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