Compare 2017 Lexus IS vs 2017 Mercedes-Benz C Class

2017 Lexus IS
2017 Mercedes-Benz C Class
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RWD IS Turbo F Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD IS Turbo 22 32 $35,178 $37,825
RWD IS Turbo F Sport 22 32 $35,178 $37,825
AWD IS 300 19 26 $37,386 $40,200
AWD IS 300 F Sport 19 26 $37,386 $40,200
RWD IS 350 19 28 $38,474 $41,370
RWD IS 350 F Sport 19 28 $38,474 $41,370
AWD IS 350 19 26 $40,488 $43,535
AWD IS 350 F Sport 19 26 $40,488 $43,535
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Sedan with Sport Pkg C 300
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sedan C 300 24 34 $36,735 $39,500
Sedan with Luxury Pkg C 300 24 34 $36,735 $39,500
Sedan with Sport Pkg C 300 24 34 $36,735 $39,500
4MATIC Sedan C 300 24 31 $38,595 $41,500
4MATIC Sedan with Luxury Pkg C 300 24 31 $38,595 $41,500
4MATIC Sedan with Sport Pkg C 300 24 31 $38,595 $41,500
Coupe C 300 23 30 $39,665 $42,650
4MATIC Coupe C 300 23 29 $41,525 $44,650
Sedan C 350e N/A N/A $42,827 $46,050
Sedan with Luxury Pkg C 350e N/A N/A $42,827 $46,050
Cabriolet C 300 23 31 $47,337 $50,900
4MATIC Sedan AMG C 43 20 28 $48,360 $52,000
4MATIC Cabriolet C 300 22 29 $49,197 $52,900
4MATIC Coupe AMG C 43 20 28 $51,615 $55,500
4MATIC Cabriolet AMG C 43 19 26 $56,172 $60,400
Sedan AMG C 63 18 25 $60,636 $65,200
Coupe AMG C 63 17 23 $62,310 $67,000
Sedan AMG C 63 S 18 24 $67,704 $72,800
Cabriolet AMG C 63 17 22 $67,751 $72,850
Coupe AMG C 63 S 17 23 $69,750 $75,000
Cabriolet AMG C 63 S 17 22 $75,191 $80,850
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,178
$36,735
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,825
$39,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$630 / month
$658 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
7.5
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2017 Lexus IS gets a new face and more advanced safety features that help it become a viable rival to German and American competitors. The 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class adds to the impressive roster with a convertible version this year and a newly minted AMG C43 version. Bavaria is even better now.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.2 88.2
Front Hip Room (in)
54.3 -
Second Leg Room (in)
32.2 33.4
Front Head Room (in)
38.2 37.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
54 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 54.7
Second Head Room (in)
36.9 36.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.4 55
Front Leg Room (in)
44.8 41.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61 60.9
Wheelbase (in)
110.2 111.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.3 71.3
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 61.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3 -
Length, Overall (in)
183.7 184.5
Height, Overall (in)
56.3 56.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.8 12.6
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.2 11.8
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.2 13
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.4 17.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.2 35.3
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P255/35YR18 P245/40HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA R02-A
Front Tire Size
P225/40YR18 P225/45HR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA R02-A
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3583 3417
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8.5 18 X 8.5
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 1650 273 @ 1300
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
241 @ 5800 241 @ 5550
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Port/Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 24
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.60 4.38
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.13 3.07
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.86 1.92
Trans Type
8 7
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.23 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.06 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.72 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA 427
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.46 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.73
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.82
Summary
Vehicle Name
Lexus IS Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.8 6.3
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 150
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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