Compare 2016 Lexus RC F vs 2016 Mercedes-Benz C Class

2016 Lexus RC F
2016 Mercedes-Benz C Class
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 16 25 $58,408 $62,805
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4-Door Sedan RWD C 300 Luxury
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD C 300 25 34 $36,224 $38,950
4-Door Sedan RWD C 300 Luxury 25 34 $36,224 $38,950
4-Door Sedan RWD C 300 Sport 25 34 $36,224 $38,950
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC C 300 24 31 $38,084 $40,950
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC C 300 Luxury 24 31 $38,084 $40,950
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC C 300 Sport 24 31 $38,084 $40,950
4-Door Sedan RWD C 350e N/A N/A $42,306 $45,490
4-Door Sedan RWD C 350e Luxury N/A N/A $42,306 $45,490
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC C 450 AMG 21 29 $47,244 $50,800
4-Door Sedan RWD AMG C 63 18 25 $60,683 $65,250
4-Door Sedan RWD AMG C 63 S 18 25 $68,123 $73,250
Pricing
Invoice Price
$58,408
$36,224
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$62,805
$38,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1047 / month
$649 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2016 Lexus RC F can flog the road course with V-8 brute force, but it's just a bit less lithe and talented than its lighter-weight rivals. The 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is one very charming luxury car; in AMG trim, it's risen above and beyond Bavarian levels of handling.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
79.4 88.2
Second Hip Room (in)
47.8 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
50.7 54.7
Second Head Room (in)
35 36.9
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
46.1 55
Front Leg Room (in)
45.4 41.7
Front Hip Room (in)
53.9 -
Second Leg Room (in)
27.3 33.4
Front Head Room (in)
37.8 37.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.2 61.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.1 -
Length, Overall (in)
185.2 184.5
Height, Overall (in)
54.7 56.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.4 60.9
Wheelbase (in)
107.5 111.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.6 71.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.1 12.6
Brakes
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)
13.6 11.8
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)
15 13
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 35.3
Tires
Front Tire Size
P255/35YR19 P225/50HR17
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA R02
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P275/35YR19 P225/50HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA R02
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3958 3417
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Forged Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 10 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Forged Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 9 17 X 7
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 150
Engine
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
5.0 L/303 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
467 @ 7100 241 @ 5550
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-8 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Port/Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
389 @ 4800 273 @ 1300
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 25
Transmission
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.94 3.07
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.86 1.92
Trans Type
8 7
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.23 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.73
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.06 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.72 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.46 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.60 4.38
Summary
Vehicle Name
Lexus RC F Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Body Style
Coupe Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.3 6.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 7.0
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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