Compare 2021 Lexus IS vs 2021 Mercedes-Benz A Class

2021 Lexus IS
2021 Mercedes-Benz A Class
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IS 300 AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
IS IS 300 AWD 19 26 $38,178 $41,050
IS IS 300 RWD 21 31 $36,318 $39,050
IS IS 350 F SPORT AWD 19 26 $41,805 $44,950
IS IS 350 F SPORT RWD 20 28 $39,945 $42,950
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A 220 4MATIC Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
A-Class A 220 4MATIC Sedan 25 34 $33,511 $35,650
A-Class A 220 Sedan 25 36 $31,631 $33,650
A-Class AMG A 35 4MATIC Sedan 22 29 $43,099 $45,850
Pricing
Invoice Price
$38,178
$33,511
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$41,050
$35,650
Monthly Payment Estimate
$684 / month
$594 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.2
6.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Lexus IS doesn’t gain any ground on the more performance-oriented compact sedans, but it’s priced right. The 2021 Mercedes-Benz A-Class is a cheap way to get into the three-pointed star’s lineup, but it doesn’t skimp on much.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.2 -
Front Hip Room (in)
54.3 57.4
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
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
62 60.9
Wheelbase (in)
110.2 107.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.4 70.7
Track Width, Front (in)
62.2 61.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 -
Length, Overall (in)
185.4 179.1
Height, Overall (in)
56.7 56.9
Liftover Height (in)
- 26.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.8 8.6
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 11.6
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 12.6
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 13.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 36.1
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/45VR18 P205/55HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA R02
Front Tire Size
P235/45VR18 P205/55HR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA R02
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3847 3395
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8.5 17 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8.5 17 X 6.5
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
236 @ 2000 221 @ 1600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
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
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 25
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.52 15.95
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.77 -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.40 6.36
Trans Type
6 7
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.00
Summary
Vehicle Name
Lexus IS Mercedes-Benz A-Class
Body Style
Sedan 4MATIC 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
8.0 6.3
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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2021 Lexus IS
  • 2021 Lexus IS available
  • Lease: From $399 for 36 months
  • Rebate: Up to $1,500 cash
  • Finance: From 1.9% APR for 60 months
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2021 Mercedes-Benz A Class
  • 2022 A-Class order books are open
  • Lease: From $379/month
  • Rebates: $500 finance cash
  • Finance: No APR offers
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