Compare 2014 Lexus IS vs 2014 Mercedes-Benz C Class

2014 Lexus IS
2014 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 20 27 $35,930 $38,635
IS 250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic RWD 21 30 $33,573 $36,100
IS 250C 2-Door Conv 21 30 $39,861 $42,860
IS 350 4-Door Sedan AWD 19 26 $38,923 $41,850
IS F 4-Door Sedan 16 23 $59,148 $63,600
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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 22 31 $35,526 $38,200
C-Class 2-Door Coupe C 350 4MATIC 19 27 $42,641 $45,850
C-Class 2-Door Coupe C 350 RWD 20 28 $40,781 $43,850
C-Class 2-Door Coupe C 63 AMG RWD 13 19 $58,358 $62,750
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 250 Luxury RWD 22 31 $33,713 $36,250
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 250 Sport RWD 22 31 $33,294 $35,800
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 300 Luxury 4MATIC 20 27 $37,061 $39,850
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 300 Sport 4MATIC 20 27 $36,642 $39,400
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 350 Sport RWD 20 29 $39,153 $42,100
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 63 AMG RWD 13 19 $56,033 $60,250
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,930
$35,526
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$38,635
$38,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$644 / month
$637 / 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
20 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
32.2 33
Front Head Room (in)
38.2 37
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.2 81
Second Hip Room (in)
54 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 54
Second Head Room (in)
36.9 35.5
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.4 50.3
Front Leg Room (in)
44.8 41.7
Front Hip Room (in)
54.3 -
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.3 69.7
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 61
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.1 -
Length, Overall (in)
183.7 180.7
Height, Overall (in)
56.3 54.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
61 61.1
Wheelbase (in)
110.2 108.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.8 11.7
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.6 11.6
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)
11.4 11.8
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.4 17.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 35.6
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/45VR17 P225/45HR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/45VR17 P245/40HR17
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3649 3538
Wheels
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 7.5 17 X 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 150
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
185 @ 4800 229 @ 2000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5 L/152 1.8 L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
204 @ 6400 201 @ 5500
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-6 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 22 (Est)
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 25 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 31 (Est)
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.59 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.52 4.38
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.10 3.07
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.40 1.92
Trans Type
6 7
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.17 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.04 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.73
Summary
Vehicle Name
Lexus IS 250 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Body Style
Sedan Coupe
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.9 7.3 (Est)
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 6.0 (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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