Compare 2015 Lexus RC vs 2015 Mercedes-Benz C Class

2015 Lexus RC
2015 Mercedes-Benz C Class
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2-Door Coupe AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RC 350 2-Door Coupe AWD 19 26 $41,874 $45,025
RC 350 2-Door Coupe RWD 19 28 $39,796 $42,790
RC F 2-Door Coupe 16 25 $58,032 $62,400
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2-Door Coupe C 250 RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
C-Class 2-Door Coupe C 250 RWD 22 31 $36,642 $39,400
C-Class 2-Door Coupe C 350 4MATIC 19 27 $42,827 $46,050
C-Class 2-Door Coupe C 350 RWD 20 28 $40,967 $44,050
C-Class 2-Door Coupe C 63 AMG RWD 13 19 $58,590 $63,000
C-Class 4-Door Sedan AMG C 63 RWD 18 25 $59,427 $63,900
C-Class 4-Door Sedan AMG C 63 S RWD 18 25 $66,867 $71,900
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 300 4MATIC 24 31 $37,572 $40,400
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 300 Luxury 4MATIC 24 31 $37,572 $40,400
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 300 Luxury RWD 25 34 $35,712 $38,400
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 300 RWD 25 34 $35,712 $38,400
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 300 Sport 4MATIC 24 31 $37,572 $40,400
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 300 Sport RWD 25 34 $35,712 $38,400
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 400 4MATIC 21 29 $45,189 $48,590
Pricing
Invoice Price
$41,874
$36,642
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$45,025
$39,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$750 / month
$657 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2015 Lexus RC Coupe takes the brand in a racier—yet still sensible—direction; and it's one of the best-looking Lexus models yet. Forget this model's recent past; the 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class takes a half-step up in size and a full step ahead of its peer set in sophistication -- and it's now one very charming luxury car.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
53.9 -
Second Leg Room (in)
27.3 33
Front Head Room (in)
39 37
Passenger Volume (ft³)
82 81
Second Hip Room (in)
44.9 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 54
Second Head Room (in)
34.8 35.5
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
50.8 50.3
Front Leg Room (in)
45.4 41.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 61.1
Wheelbase (in)
107.5 108.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.4 69.7
Track Width, Front (in)
62.2 61
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3 -
Length, Overall (in)
184.8 180.7
Height, Overall (in)
55.1 54.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.4 11.7
Brakes
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 11.6
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)
12.2 11.8
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.4 17.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 35.6
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/45VR18 P245/40HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/45VR18 P225/45HR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3891 3538
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 17 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8.5 17 X 8.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 150
Engine
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-6 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Port/Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
277 @ 4800 229 @ 2000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5 L/211 1.8 L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
306 @ 6400 201 @ 5500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 31
Transmission
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.58 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.52 4.38
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.77 3.07
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.40 1.92
Trans Type
6 7
Drivetrain
All Wheel Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.17 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.04 2.86
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.73
Summary
Body Style
Coupe Coupe
Vehicle Name
Lexus RC 350 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
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
8.4 7.0
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 6.0
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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