Compare 2011 Mercedes-Benz C Class vs 2011 Lexus IS 350

2011 Mercedes-Benz C Class
2011 Lexus IS 350
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4-Door Sedan RWD C 300 Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD C 300 Sport 18 26 $31,611 $33,990
4-Door Sedan RWD C 300 Luxury 18 26 $33,387 $35,900
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC C 300 Sport 18 25 $34,866 $37,490
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC C 300 Luxury 18 25 $35,247 $37,900
4-Door Sedan RWD C 350 Sport 17 25 $37,191 $39,990
4-Door Sedan RWD C 63 AMG 12 19 $54,126 $58,200
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350 4-Door Sedan RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Manual RWD 19 27 $29,966 $33,295
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic RWD 21 30 $31,019 $34,465
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic AWD 20 27 $33,233 $36,925
350 4-Door Sedan RWD 20 27 $35,748 $39,720
350 4-Door Sedan AWD 18 25 $37,962 $42,180
250C 2-Door Convertible Manual 18 26 $37,072 $41,190
250C 2-Door Convertible Automatic 21 29 $38,124 $42,360
350C 2-Door Convertible 20 27 $41,976 $46,640
F 4-Door Sedan 16 23 $54,594 $60,660
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,611
$35,748
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,990
$39,720
Monthly Payment Estimate
$567 / month
$662 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedans aren't that spacious for back-seat riders, but they offer top-notch luxury along with a sporty flavor that takes aim at BMW. The 2011 Lexus IS 350 and IS 350 look and drive like sport sedans, but they're not as performance-oriented as sport sedans from BMW or Infiniti.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
52.3 54.1
Second Leg Room (in)
33.4 30.6
Front Head Room (in)
37.1 37.2
Second Hip Room (in)
54.9 53.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 54.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
88.2 85.7
Second Head Room (in)
36.9 36.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.0 52.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 43.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.6 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
108.7 107.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.7 70.9
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.1 5.7
Length, Overall (in)
182.3 180.3
Height, Overall (in)
56.3 56.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.4 13.3
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x 0.86 12.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.6 x 1.26 13.1 x - TBD -
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 17.1
Steering
Steering Type
Rack & Pinion Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.5 2.90
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 13.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.5 33.5
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/40R17 P245/45VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/45R17 P225/45VR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3527 3527
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.5 17 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 100
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SMPI Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
221 @ 2700 - 5000 277 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0L/183 3.5L/210
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
228 @ 6000 306 @ 6400
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 20
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.63 3.22
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.78 2.04
Trans Order Code
411 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.07 4.08
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.25 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 0.59
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.10 3.52
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.75 1.40
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.72
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz C-Class Lexus IS 350
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
3-Link w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-link w/Coil Springs
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- TBD - 8.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 5
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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