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Compare 2020 Lexus IS vs 2020 Mercedes-Benz A Class

2020 Lexus IS
2020 Mercedes-Benz A Class
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IS 300 AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
IS IS 300 AWD 18 24 $38,139 $41,010
IS IS 300 F SPORT AWD 18 24 $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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A 220 4MATIC Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
A-Class A 220 4MATIC Sedan 24 34 $32,712 $34,800
A-Class A 220 Sedan 24 35 $30,832 $32,800
A-Class AMG A 35 4MATIC Sedan 24 31 $42,253 $44,950
Pricing
Invoice Price
$38,139
$32,712
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$41,010
$34,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$684 / month
$580 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.8
6.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2020 Lexus IS is polished and poised, but ultimately short on compelling qualities. The 2020 Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan is the most affordable new Mercedes on sale. Its three-pointed star will be the attraction, but there’s plenty to stick around for after.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
32.2 33.9
Front Head Room (in)
38.2 40.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
54 56.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 55.1
Second Head Room (in)
36.9 37.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.4 54
Front Leg Room (in)
44.8 41.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.2 -
Front Hip Room (in)
54.3 57.4
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.3 70.7
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 61.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.1 -
Length, Overall (in)
184.3 179.1
Height, Overall (in)
56.3 56.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
61 60.9
Wheelbase (in)
110.2 107.4
Liftover Height (in)
- 26.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.8 8.6
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.2 12.6
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)
12.2 11.6
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.4 13.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 -
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA R02
Front Tire Size
P225/45VR17 P205/55HR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA R02
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/45VR17 P205/55HR17
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3737 3395
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 17 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 17 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Engine
Displacement
3.5 L/211 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
260 @ 6600 188 @ 5800
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-6 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Port/Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
236 @ 2000 221 @ 1600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 24
Transmission
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.40 6.36
Trans Type
6 7
Drivetrain
All Wheel All Wheel
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 3.21
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.17 13.95
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.04 10.04
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 4.34
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.58 2.51
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.52 15.95
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.77 -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.00
Summary
Body Style
Sedan 4MATIC Sedan
Vehicle Name
Lexus IS Mercedes-Benz A-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.5 6.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 115
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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2020 Lexus IS
  • 2020 IS available
  • Bonus: $3,000 Lexus Cash
  • Financing: 0% for 60 months
  • Leases: From $309 per month for 36 months
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2020 Mercedes-Benz A Class
  • 2021 A-Class orders open
  • Rebates: $1,000 loyalty bonus
  • Finance: From 0% for 36 mo.
  • Lease: From $349/month
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