2018 Mercedes-Benz C Class Vs. 2018 Lexus IS

Are you looking for a luxury sedan that will bring you the smooth ride and comfortable interior that you desire? You are probably going to choose either the 2018 Mercedes-Benz C 300 or the 2018 Lexus IS 300. These two sedans are both incredible, bringing you the kind of performance, comfort, and luxury you can really fall in love with owning. This is why choosing between these two models can be extremely difficult, as they share a number of great features. Here at Knauz Continental Autos, we believe in helping our customers through every part of the car buying experience, especially the part that we believe is the most important: the research phase before you commit to making a purchase. Our team at Knauz Continental Autos, your local Mercedes-Benz dealership, can help you figure out which of these luxury sedans will fit your unique lifestyle the best.



One of the most important factors to consider when purchasing a vehicle are the performance statistics. Under the hood of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz C 300, there is an engine that gets you 23 MPG in the city and 32 MPG on the highway, while the 2018 Lexus IS 300 gets a slightly less efficient 22 MPG in the city and 32 MPG on the highway. That Mercedes-Benz engine comes complete with a 9-speed 9G-Tronic automatic transmission as well as AWD, as opposed to the 8-speed automatic transmission and RWD of the 2018 Lexus IS 300. The 2018 Mercedes-Benz C 300 boasts 241 horsepower at 5,500 RPM and 273 lb.-ft. of torque at 1,300 RPM. The 2018 Lexus IS 300 needs 5,800 RPM to get to 241 horsepower and 1,650 RPM to get to 258 horsepower. Keep in mind that the roadside assistance program of this Mercedes-Benz lasts unlimited years and unlimited miles, while the Lexus version of this program ends after 4 years.



The 2018 Mercedes-Benz C 300 is longer than the 2018 Lexus IS 300 as well, measuring in at 184.5 inches, which is slightly longer than the 184.3 inch 2018 Lexus IS 300. The 2018 Mercedes-Benz C 300 has a wider wheelbase, measuring 111.8 inches as opposed to the 110.2 inch wheelbase of the Lexus model. This size advantage allows for the 2018 Mercedes-Benz C 300 to have 37.1 inches of rear headroom; slightly more room than the 36.9 inches of rear headroom in the Lexus model. There is also more rear legroom in the Mercedes-Benz, boasting 35.2 inches that is more than the 32.2 inches of rear legroom in the 2018 Lexus IS 300. The 2018 Mercedes-Benz C 300 brings you 55.5 inches of rear shoulder room, as opposed to the 53.4 inches of rear shoulder room in the 2018 Lexus IS 300. This Mercedes-Benz brings you 12.6 cu. ft. of EPA trunk room; nearly 2 cu. ft. more than the 10.8 cu. ft. in the trunk of the 2018 Lexus IS 300. If you want to get comfortable in the cabin of your luxury sedan, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz C 300, available at your local Mercedes-Benz dealership, is clearly the choice for you.


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