Compare 2016 Lexus RC vs 2016 Mercedes-Benz C Class

2016 Lexus RC
2016 Mercedes-Benz C Class
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RC 200t 2-Door Coupe 22 32 $37,196 $39,995
RC 300 2-Door Coupe 19 26 $39,627 $42,610
RC 350 2-Door Coupe AWD 19 26 $41,863 $45,015
RC 350 2-Door Coupe RWD 19 28 $39,787 $42,780
RC F 2-Door Coupe 16 25 $58,408 $62,805
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4-Door Sedan AMG C 63 RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
C-Class 4-Door Sedan AMG C 63 RWD 18 25 $60,683 $65,250
C-Class 4-Door Sedan AMG C 63 S RWD 18 25 $68,123 $73,250
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 300 4MATIC 24 31 $38,084 $40,950
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 300 Luxury 4MATIC 24 31 $38,084 $40,950
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 300 Luxury RWD 25 34 $36,224 $38,950
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 300 RWD 25 34 $36,224 $38,950
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 300 Sport 4MATIC 24 31 $38,084 $40,950
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 300 Sport RWD 25 34 $36,224 $38,950
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 350e Luxury RWD N/A N/A $42,306 $45,490
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 350e RWD N/A N/A $42,306 $45,490
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 450 AMG 4MATIC 21 29 $47,244 $50,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$37,196
$60,683
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,995
$65,250
Monthly Payment Estimate
$667 / month
$1088 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
9.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2016 Lexus RC adds more low-end models, but it's still the racy RC F that comes closes to the Teutonic performance titans. 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
22 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
82 -
Second Hip Room (in)
44.9 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 55.3
Second Head Room (in)
34.8 37.1
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
50.8 55
Front Leg Room (in)
45.4 41.7
Front Hip Room (in)
53.9 -
Second Leg Room (in)
27.3 35.2
Front Head Room (in)
39 40.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62.2 63.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3 -
Length, Overall (in)
184.8 187
Height, Overall (in)
54.9 56.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 60.9
Wheelbase (in)
107.5 111.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.4 72.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.4 12.6
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.2 15.4
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 14.2
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.4 18
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.2 37
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P235/45VR18 P245/40ZR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/45VR18 P265/40ZR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3737 3856
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8.5 18 X 9.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 X 8.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 180
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 1650 479 @ 1750
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 4.0 L/243
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
241 @ 5800 469 @ 5500
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8
Fuel System
Port/Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 18
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.60 4.34
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.13 2.82
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 2.89
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Lexus RC 200t 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
6.8 8.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 4.0
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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