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Compare 2020 Lexus IS vs 2020 Mercedes-Benz C Class

2020 Lexus IS
2020 Mercedes-Benz C 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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AMG C 43 4MATIC Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
C-Class AMG C 43 4MATIC Convertible 18 25 $60,865 $64,750
C-Class AMG C 43 4MATIC Coupe 19 27 $54,990 $58,500
C-Class AMG C 43 4MATIC Sedan 19 27 $52,593 $55,950
C-Class AMG C 63 Convertible 17 24 $72,662 $77,300
C-Class AMG C 63 Coupe 17 26 $65,706 $69,900
C-Class AMG C 63 S Convertible 17 24 $79,806 $84,900
C-Class AMG C 63 S Coupe 17 26 $72,850 $77,500
C-Class AMG C 63 S Sedan 18 27 $71,158 $75,700
C-Class AMG C 63 Sedan 18 27 $64,014 $68,100
C-Class C 300 4MATIC Convertible 21 29 $52,593 $55,950
C-Class C 300 4MATIC Coupe 21 30 $45,073 $47,950
C-Class C 300 4MATIC Sedan 23 33 $40,796 $43,400
C-Class C 300 Convertible 21 29 $50,713 $53,950
C-Class C 300 Coupe 22 31 $43,193 $45,950
C-Class C 300 Sedan 24 35 $38,916 $41,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$38,139
$60,865
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$41,010
$64,750
Monthly Payment Estimate
$684 / month
$1079 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.8
7.3
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2020 Lexus IS is polished and poised, but ultimately short on compelling qualities. The 2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is as gorgeous inside as it is outside, and it has moves to match.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
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
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Second Hip Room (in)
54 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 54.8
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 63.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.1 3.6
Length, Overall (in)
184.3 184.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.8 8.8
Brakes
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
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
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
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/45VR17 P245/40HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA R02
Front Tire Size
P225/45VR17 P225/45HR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA R02
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3737 -
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 18 X 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 18 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Engine
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
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-6 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 25
Transmission
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 All Wheel
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 1.21
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.17 4.80
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.04 3.24
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.86
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.72
Summary
Vehicle Name
Lexus IS Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Body Style
Sedan 4MATIC Cabriolet
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.5 8.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 180
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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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: $4,000 Cash
  • Financing: 0% for 60 months + $1,000
  • Leases: From $309 per month for 36 months
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2020 Mercedes-Benz C Class
  • 2021 C-Class can be ordered
  • Discounts: Up to $4,500 off (sedan)
  • Lease: $449/mo. (sedan)
  • Finance: 1.99% APR for 36 mo.
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