Compare 2013 Lexus IS vs 2013 Mercedes-Benz C Class

2013 Lexus IS
2013 Mercedes-Benz C Class
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4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
IS 250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic AWD 21 27 $34,898 $37,525
IS 250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic RWD 21 30 $32,611 $35,065
IS 250C 2-Door Conv Automatic 21 30 $39,627 $42,610
IS 350 4-Door Sedan AWD 19 26 $39,787 $42,780
IS 350 4-Door Sedan RWD 19 27 $37,496 $40,320
IS 350C 2-Door Conv 19 27 $43,609 $46,890
IS F 4-Door Sedan 16 23 $57,430 $61,750
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2-Door Coupe C 250 RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
C-Class 2-Door Coupe C 250 RWD 21 31 $35,154 $37,800
C-Class 2-Door Coupe C 350 4MATIC 19 28 $42,036 $45,200
C-Class 2-Door Coupe C 350 RWD 19 28 $40,176 $43,200
C-Class 2-Door Coupe C 63 AMG RWD 15 22 $57,967 $62,330
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 250 Luxury RWD 21 31 $33,266 $35,770
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 250 Sport RWD 21 31 $32,876 $35,350
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 300 Luxury 4MATIC 20 28 $36,605 $39,360
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 300 Sport 4MATIC 20 28 $36,224 $38,950
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 350 Sport RWD 20 29 $38,502 $41,400
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 63 AMG RWD 15 22 $55,614 $59,800

Pricing

Invoice Price

$34,898
$35,154

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$37,525
$37,800

Monthly Payment Estimate

$625 / month
$630 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

7.4
8.2

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2013 Lexus IS 250 and IS 350 look like exciting sport sedans--especially in F Sport guise--though they're not as fun to drive or even as fuel-efficient as other small sport sedans. 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

21 mpg 21 mpg

Highway

27 mpg 31 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Sub-Compact Compact

Interior Dimensions

Second Hip Room (in)

53.7 - TBD -

Front Shoulder Room (in)

54.4 54.0

Passenger Volume (ft³)

85.7 81.0

Second Head Room (in)

36.7 35.5

Second Shoulder Room (in)

52.7 50.3

Front Leg Room (in)

43.9 - TBD -

Passenger Capacity

5 5

Front Hip Room (in)

54.1 - TBD -

Second Leg Room (in)

30.6 - TBD -

Front Head Room (in)

37.2 37.0

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Front (in)

60.4 - TBD -

Min Ground Clearance (in)

5.3 - TBD -

Length, Overall (in)

180.3 180.7

Height, Overall (in)

56.7 54.8

Track Width, Rear (in)

60.4 - TBD -

Wheelbase (in)

107.5 108.7

Liftover Height (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

70.9 69.7

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

13.0 - TBD -

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)

11.45 x - TBD - - TBD -

Brake Type

Pwr Pwr

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

NA NA

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

11.65 x - TBD - - TBD -

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

17.1 17.4

Steering

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

14.1 - TBD -

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

35.5 35.5

Steering Type

Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion Rack & Pinion

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

2.96 2.5

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)

N/A - TBD -

Tires

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA

Front Tire Size

P225/45VR17 P225/45R17

Spare Tire Size

Compact Compact

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P245/45VR17 P245/40R17

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

NA NA

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

NA NA

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

NA NA

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

NA NA

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

3651 3419

Wheels

Front Wheel Size (in)

17 x 8.0 17 x 7.5

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Compact Compact

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

17 x 8.0 17 x 8.5

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

Steel Steel

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)

- TBD - - TBD -

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

- TBD - - TBD -

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

- TBD - - TBD -

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

185 @ 4800 229 @ 2200 - 4300

Engine Order Code

NA NA

Displacement

2.5L/152 1.8L/110

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

204 @ 6400 201 @ 5500

Engine Type

Gas V6 Turbocharged Gas I4

Fuel System

Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

27 31

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

21 21

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

23 25

Transmission

Clutch Size (in)

NA NA

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.400 1.92

Trans Type

6 7

Drivetrain

All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.716 1.00

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

3.224 3.42/2.23

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

2.042 2.86

Trans Order Code

NA 427

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

4.100 - TBD -

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.000 1.37

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.586 0.82

First Gear Ratio (:1)

3.520 4.38

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

- 0.73

Summary

Vehicle Name

Lexus IS 250 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Body Style

Sedan 4 Door Sedan

Suspension

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)

- TBD - - TBD -

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Suspension Type - Rear

Multi-Link Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

w/Coil Springs NA

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)

- TBD - - TBD -

Suspension Type - Front

Double Wishbone Independent

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

w/Coil Springs NA

Emissions

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

6 6

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

7.9 7.5

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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