Compare 2018 Lexus RC vs 2018 Mercedes-Benz C Class

2018 Lexus RC
2018 Mercedes-Benz C Class
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RC 300 AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RC RC 300 AWD 18 24 $40,298 $43,330
RC RC 300 F Sport AWD 18 24 $40,298 $43,330
RC RC 300 F Sport RWD 22 32 $37,795 $40,640
RC RC 300 RWD 22 32 $37,795 $40,640
RC RC 350 AWD 18 24 $42,534 $45,735
RC RC 350 F Sport AWD 18 24 $42,534 $45,735
RC RC 350 F Sport RWD 20 28 $40,520 $43,570
RC RC 350 RWD 20 28 $40,520 $43,570
RC F RWD 16 25 $60,126 $64,650
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AMG C 43 4MATIC Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
C-Class AMG C 43 4MATIC Convertible 19 26 $56,544 $60,800
C-Class AMG C 43 4MATIC Coupe 20 27 $51,987 $55,900
C-Class AMG C 43 4MATIC Sedan 20 27 $49,662 $53,400
C-Class AMG C 63 Convertible 17 22 $68,355 $73,500
C-Class AMG C 63 Coupe 17 23 $62,775 $67,500
C-Class AMG C 63 S Convertible 17 22 $75,795 $81,500
C-Class AMG C 63 S Coupe 17 23 $70,215 $75,500
C-Class AMG C 63 S Sedan 18 24 $68,541 $73,700
C-Class AMG C 63 Sedan 18 24 $61,473 $66,100
C-Class C 300 4MATIC Convertible 22 29 $49,476 $53,200
C-Class C 300 4MATIC Coupe 22 30 $42,036 $45,200
C-Class C 300 4MATIC Sedan 23 32 $39,293 $42,250
C-Class C 300 Convertible 22 29 $47,616 $51,200
C-Class C 300 Coupe 22 30 $40,176 $43,200
C-Class C 300 Sedan 24 33 $37,433 $40,250
C-Class C 350e Sedan N/A N/A $44,547 $47,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$40,298
$56,544
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$43,330
$60,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$722 / month
$1013 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.2
7.5
TCC’s Bottom Line
The Lexus RC coupes step gradually from luxury liners to engaging sport coupes. Very expensive and still not very large, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class nonetheless leads its luxury niche with fabulous style and fantastic power and grip.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
27.3 32
Front Head Room (in)
39 38.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
82 -
Second Hip Room (in)
44.9 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 54.8
Second Head Room (in)
34.8 35.6
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
50.8 51.7
Front Leg Room (in)
45.4 42
Front Hip Room (in)
53.9 -
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.4 71.3
Track Width, Front (in)
62.2 62.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3 -
Length, Overall (in)
184.8 184.9
Height, Overall (in)
55.1 55.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 61.2
Wheelbase (in)
107.5 111.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.4 8.8
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.2 14.2
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 12.6
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 17.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 36.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA STDTR
Front Tire Size
P235/45VR18 P225/45HR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA STDTR
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/45VR18 P245/40HR18
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3891 4145
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 X 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 180
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
236 @ 4800 384 @ 2000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5 L/211 3.0 L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
260 @ 6600 362 @ 5500
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-6 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Port/Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 26
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.58 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.52 5.35
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.77 3.07
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.40 2.25
Trans Type
6 9
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 1.21
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.17 4.93
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.04 3.24
Trans Order Code
NA 421
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.64
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.86
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.72
Summary
Vehicle Name
Lexus RC Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Body Style
Coupe 4MATIC Cabriolet
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.4 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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