Compare 2019 Lexus RC vs 2019 Mercedes-Benz C Class

2019 Lexus RC
2019 Mercedes-Benz C Class
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RC 300 AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RC RC 300 AWD 18 24 $40,767 $43,835
RC RC 300 F SPORT AWD 18 24 $46,533 $50,035
RC RC 300 F SPORT RWD 21 30 $44,510 $47,860
RC RC 300 RWD 21 30 $38,264 $41,145
RC RC 350 AWD 18 24 $43,003 $46,240
RC RC 350 F SPORT AWD 18 24 $48,732 $52,400
RC RC 350 F SPORT RWD 20 28 $47,236 $50,790
RC RC 350 RWD 20 28 $40,992 $44,075
RC F RWD 16 25 $60,219 $64,750
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AMG C 43 4MATIC Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
C-Class AMG C 43 4MATIC Convertible 18 25 $59,831 $63,650
C-Class AMG C 43 4MATIC Coupe 19 27 $54,003 $57,450
C-Class AMG C 43 4MATIC Sedan 19 27 $51,935 $55,250
C-Class AMG C 63 Convertible 17 24 $71,534 $76,100
C-Class AMG C 63 Coupe 17 26 $64,625 $68,750
C-Class AMG C 63 S Convertible 17 24 $78,772 $83,800
C-Class AMG C 63 S Coupe 17 26 $71,863 $76,450
C-Class AMG C 63 S Sedan 18 27 $70,124 $74,600
C-Class AMG C 63 Sedan 18 27 $62,980 $67,000
C-Class C 300 4MATIC Convertible 21 29 $50,619 $53,850
C-Class C 300 4MATIC Coupe 22 31 $43,052 $45,800
C-Class C 300 4MATIC Sedan 22 33 $40,796 $43,400
C-Class C 300 Convertible 21 29 $48,739 $51,850
C-Class C 300 Coupe 22 31 $41,172 $43,800
C-Class C 300 Sedan 23 34 $38,916 $41,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$40,767
$59,831
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$43,835
$63,650
Monthly Payment Estimate
$731 / month
$1061 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.4
7.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2019 Lexus RC does both comfort and excitement well enough to take on the Germans. Pricey and on the slighter side of mid-size, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class drops a beautiful cockpit, huge dollops of safety, and effortless AMG brilliance into the sport-sedan mix.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
82 -
Front Hip Room (in)
53.9 -
Second Leg Room (in)
27.3 32
Front Head Room (in)
39 38.8
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Second Hip Room (in)
44.9 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 54.8
Second Head Room (in)
34.8 35.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
50.8 51.7
Front Leg Room (in)
45.4 42
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
63 61.3
Wheelbase (in)
107.5 111.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.4 71.3
Track Width, Front (in)
62.2 63.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3 3.6
Length, Overall (in)
184.8 184.8
Height, Overall (in)
55.1 55.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.4 8.8
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.4 17.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 39.7
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/45VR18 P245/40HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA R02
Front Tire Size
P235/45VR18 P225/45HR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3891 4231
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
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
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 180
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
236 @ 4800 384 @ 2500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5 L/211 3.0 L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
260 @ 6600 385 @ 6100
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-6 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Port/Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 18
Transmission
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 4.80
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
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.58 1.00
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.72
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.86
Summary
Vehicle Name
Lexus RC Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Body Style
Coupe 4MATIC Cabriolet
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

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