Compare 2019 Lexus IS vs 2019 Mercedes-Benz C Class

2019 Lexus IS
2019 Mercedes-Benz C Class
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IS 300 AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
IS IS 300 AWD 19 26 $38,139 $41,010
IS IS 300 F SPORT AWD 19 26 $38,139 $41,010
IS IS 300 F SPORT RWD 21 30 $35,861 $38,560
IS IS 300 RWD 21 30 $35,861 $38,560
IS IS 350 AWD 19 26 $41,240 $44,345
IS IS 350 F SPORT AWD 19 26 $41,240 $44,345
IS IS 350 F SPORT RWD 20 28 $39,229 $42,180
IS IS 350 RWD 20 28 $39,229 $42,180
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AMG C 43 4MATIC Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
C-Class AMG C 43 4MATIC Convertible 18 25 $59,831 $63,650
C-Class AMG C 43 4MATIC Coupe 19 27 $54,003 $57,450
C-Class AMG C 43 4MATIC Sedan 19 27 $51,935 $55,250
C-Class AMG C 63 Convertible 17 24 $71,534 $76,100
C-Class AMG C 63 Coupe 17 26 $64,625 $68,750
C-Class AMG C 63 S Convertible 17 24 $78,772 $83,800
C-Class AMG C 63 S Coupe 17 26 $71,863 $76,450
C-Class AMG C 63 S Sedan 18 27 $70,124 $74,600
C-Class AMG C 63 Sedan 18 27 $62,980 $67,000
C-Class C 300 4MATIC Convertible 21 29 $50,619 $53,850
C-Class C 300 4MATIC Coupe 22 31 $43,052 $45,800
C-Class C 300 4MATIC Sedan 22 33 $40,796 $43,400
C-Class C 300 Convertible 21 29 $48,739 $51,850
C-Class C 300 Coupe 22 31 $41,172 $43,800
C-Class C 300 Sedan 23 34 $38,916 $41,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$38,139
$59,831
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$41,010
$63,650
Monthly Payment Estimate
$684 / month
$1061 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.0
7.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2019 Lexus IS has sports sedan intentions, but it needs more underhood muscle and fresher styling to keep pace with German rivals. Pricey and on the slighter side of mid-size, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class drops a beautiful cockpit, huge dollops of safety, and effortless AMG brilliance into the sport-sedan mix.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Second Hip Room (in)
54 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 54.8
Second Head Room (in)
36.9 35.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.4 51.7
Front Leg Room (in)
44.8 42
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.2 -
Front Hip Room (in)
54.3 -
Second Leg Room (in)
32.2 32
Front Head Room (in)
38.2 38.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 63.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.1 3.6
Length, Overall (in)
184.3 184.8
Height, Overall (in)
56.3 55.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
61 61.3
Wheelbase (in)
110.2 111.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.3 71.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.8 8.8
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)
12.2 12.6
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 14.2
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.4 17.4
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 39.7
Tires
Front Tire Size
P225/45VR17 P225/45HR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/45VR17 P245/40HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA R02
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3737 4231
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 18 X 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 18 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Engine
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-6 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Port/Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
236 @ 2000 384 @ 2500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5 L/211 3.0 L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
260 @ 6600 385 @ 6100
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 25
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.17 4.80
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.04 3.24
Trans Order Code
NA 421
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.64
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.58 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.52 5.35
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.77 3.07
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.40 2.25
Trans Type
6 9
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 1.21
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.72
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.86
Summary
Body Style
Sedan 4MATIC Cabriolet
Vehicle Name
Lexus IS Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.4 8.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 180
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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2019 Mercedes-Benz C Class
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