Compare 2016 Lexus IS vs 2016 Mercedes-Benz C Class

2016 Lexus IS
2016 Mercedes-Benz C Class
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2016 Lexus IS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
300 4-Door Sedan AWD 19 26 $36,921 $39,700
350 4-Door Sedan RWD 19 28 $38,009 $40,870
350 4-Door Sedan AWD 19 26 $40,023 $43,035
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4-Door Sedan RWD C 300 Luxury
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD C 300 25 34 $36,224 $38,950
4-Door Sedan RWD C 300 Luxury 25 34 $36,224 $38,950
4-Door Sedan RWD C 300 Sport 25 34 $36,224 $38,950
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC C 300 24 31 $38,084 $40,950
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC C 300 Luxury 24 31 $38,084 $40,950
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC C 300 Sport 24 31 $38,084 $40,950
4-Door Sedan RWD C 350e N/A N/A $42,306 $45,490
4-Door Sedan RWD C 350e Luxury N/A N/A $42,306 $45,490
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC C 450 AMG 21 29 $47,244 $50,800
4-Door Sedan RWD AMG C 63 18 25 $60,683 $65,250
4-Door Sedan RWD AMG C 63 S 18 25 $68,123 $73,250
Pricing
Invoice Price
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$36,224
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
N/A
$38,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
N/A
$649 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
9.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2016 Lexus IS doesn't quite hit the high-water mark set by German rivals, but it's a pleasantly capable compact luxury car. The 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is one very charming luxury car; in AMG trim, it's risen above and beyond Bavarian levels of handling.
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Fuel Economy
City
- 25 mpg
Highway
- 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
- Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
- 36.9
Passenger Capacity
- 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 55
Front Head Room (in)
- 37.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- 54.7
Second Leg Room (in)
- 33.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 88.2
Front Leg Room (in)
- 41.7
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
- 71.3
Track Width, Front (in)
- 61.5
Length, Overall (in)
- 184.5
Height, Overall (in)
- 56.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 60.9
Wheelbase (in)
- 111.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 12.6
Brakes
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
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 11.8
Brake Type
- 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- 17.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- 35.3
Steering Type
- Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
- P225/50HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
- R02
Front Tire Size
- P225/50HR17
Spare Tire Size
- NA
Front Tire Order Code
- R02
Spare Tire Order Code
- NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 3417
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
- Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
- 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- NA
Rear Wheel Material
- Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
- 17 X 7
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 150
Engine
Engine Type
- Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
- Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
- 273 @ 1300
Engine Order Code
- NA
Displacement
- 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
- 241 @ 5550
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- 34
Transmission
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.73
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
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
Summary
Body Style
- Sedan
Vehicle Name
- Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
- Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
- Multi-Link
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 7.0
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- 6.3
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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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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