Compare 2021 Lexus IS vs 2022 Mercedes-Benz C Class

2021 Lexus IS
2022 Mercedes-Benz C Class
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IS 300 AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
IS IS 300 AWD 19 26 $38,178 $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
2022 Mercedes-Benz C Class
Pricing
Invoice Price
$38,178
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Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$41,050
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Monthly Payment Estimate
$684 / month
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The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.2
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 2022 Mercedes C-Class pares down its lineup and plumps up with lots of screens and mild-hybrid performance.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg -
Highway
26 mpg -
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars -
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.2 -
Front Hip Room (in)
54.3 -
Second Leg Room (in)
32.2 -
Front Head Room (in)
38.2 -
Passenger Capacity
5 -
Second Hip Room (in)
54 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 -
Second Head Room (in)
36.9 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.4 -
Front Leg Room (in)
44.8 -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
62 -
Wheelbase (in)
110.2 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.4 -
Track Width, Front (in)
62.2 -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 -
Length, Overall (in)
185.4 -
Height, Overall (in)
56.7 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.8 -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 -
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc -
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes -
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.2 -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA -
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.4 -
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 -
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion -
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/45VR18 -
Rear Tire Order Code
NA -
Front Tire Size
P235/45VR18 -
Spare Tire Size
Compact -
Front Tire Order Code
NA -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3847 -
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum -
Spare Wheel Material
Steel -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8.5 -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum -
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8.5 -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
236 @ 2000 -
Engine Order Code
NA -
Displacement
3.5 L/211 -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
260 @ 6600 -
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-6 -
Fuel System
Port/Direct Injection -
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 -
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.52 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.77 -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.40 -
Trans Type
6 -
Drivetrain
All Wheel -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.17 -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.04 -
Trans Order Code
NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.58 -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Lexus IS -
Body Style
Sedan -
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.0 -
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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