Compare 2020 Lexus IS vs 2019 Mercedes-Benz C Class

2020 Lexus IS
2019 Mercedes-Benz C Class
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2020 Lexus IS
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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
N/A
$59,831
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
N/A
$63,650
Monthly Payment Estimate
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$1061 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.0
7.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2020 Lexus IS is polished and poised, but ultimately short on compelling qualities. 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
- 18 mpg
Highway
- 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
- Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 51.7
Front Head Room (in)
- 38.8
Passenger Capacity
- 4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- 54.8
Second Leg Room (in)
- 32
Front Leg Room (in)
- 42
Second Head Room (in)
- 35.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
- 63.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 3.6
Length, Overall (in)
- 184.8
Height, Overall (in)
- 55.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 61.3
Wheelbase (in)
- 111.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
- 71.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 8.8
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 14.2
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
- NA
Brake ABS System
- 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
- Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 12.6
Brake Type
- 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
- Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- 17.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- 39.7
Steering Type
- Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
- R02
Front Tire Size
- P225/45HR18
Spare Tire Size
- Compact
Front Tire Order Code
- NA
Spare Tire Order Code
- NA
Rear Tire Size
- P245/40HR18
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 4231
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
- 18 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- Compact
Rear Wheel Material
- Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
- 18 X 8.5
Front Wheel Material
- Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 180
Engine
Fuel System
- Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
- 384 @ 2500
Engine Order Code
- NA
Displacement
- 3.0 L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
- 385 @ 6100
Engine Type
- Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- 25
Transmission
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.72
Drivetrain
- All Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- 5.35
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 3.07
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.25
Trans Type
- 9
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.86
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.21
Trans Description Cont. Again
- NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- 4.80
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 3.24
Trans Order Code
- 421
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.64
Trans Description Cont.
- Automatic w/OD
Summary
Body Style
- 4MATIC Cabriolet
Vehicle Name
- Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
- Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
- Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- 8.4
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2020 Lexus IS
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2019 Mercedes-Benz C Class
  • 2020 C-Class is in showrooms
  • Up to $3,000 off (2019)
  • Lease: From $399/mo. (Sedan)
  • Finance: 2.99% APR (Sedan)

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