2019 Mercedes-Benz C 300 Sedan vs. 2019 Lexus IS 350 RWD

2019 Mercedes-Benz C 300 Sedan vs. 2019 Lexus IS 350 RWD

Despite their compact size, small luxury sedans like the newest C-Class sedan are favored for their zippy performance, excellent fuel economy, and plentiful features. The Mercedes-Benz C 300 Sedan and Lexus IS 350 tick most of those boxes and more. If you’re shopping for a vehicle with style, take a moment to compare and contrast the 2019 Mercedes-Benz C 300 with the 2019 IS 350 RWD. Mercedes-Benz of Temecula has already done the homework for you below!

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2019 Mercedes-Benz C 300 VS 2019 Lexus IS 350 RWD
34 EPA-Estimated MPG Highway 28
Standard Rain-Sensing Windshield Wipers Optional
9-speed automatic Transmission 8-speed automatic
12.6 cubic feet Cargo Capacity 10.8 cubic feet

Engine Power & Fuel-Efficiency

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz C 300 draws its power from a 255-hp 2.0L inline-4 turbo engine that outputs 273 lb-ft of torque. The 2019 Lexus IS 350 RWD houses a 3.5L V6 engine that produces slightly higher specs at 311 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque. When it comes to fuel economy, the C 300 sedan shines on both city streets and highways. The IS 350 earns an EPA-estimated 20 city/28 mpg highway rating. The C 300, on the other hand, earns an impressive 23 city/34 mpg highway rating. The C 300 Sedan’s engine is mated to a 9G-TRONIC® 9-speed automatic transmission, which results in more responsive gear-shifts when compared to the Lexus IS model’s 8-speed automatic transmission.

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2019 C 300 Safety

Safety Features

As top vehicles in the luxury segment, the Mercedes-Benz C 300 and Lexus IS 350 both offer well-equipped and reinforced cabins to protect drivers and passengers. The C 300, however, features a host of standard features not found on the base IS 350. Some of these features include rain-sensing wipers, ATTENTION ASSIST®, and PRESAFE®. The C 300 continues to excel in available safety, offering features that are unavailable on the Lexus IS 350 at any price, such as Car-to-X Communication and PRESAFE® PLUS.

Signature Comforts & Technology

Similarly equipped, the Mercedes-Benz C 300 interior and Lexus IS 350 interior both offer a tech-oriented and comfortable driving experience. Both sedans feature standard amenities like:

  • A display screen with a central controller
  • Power-adjustable front seats
  • Dual-zone climate control

Still, the C 300 adds extra luxuries for an even more satisfying driving experience. The C 300 sedan includes plenty of exclusive features, such as:

  • Optional leather seating
  • Standard front power lumbar support
  • Standard memory adjustable exterior mirrors (optional on the Lexus IS 350)
2019 C 300 Tech

Choose a Sedan That Speaks to Your Needs!

After comparing the 2019 Mercedes-Benz C 300 vs. 2019 IS 350 RWD, the difference is clear. If you’re looking for excellent fuel economy ratings and exclusive safety and luxury features — all for a sensible price — the Mercedes-Benz C 300 is right up your alley. Explore your financing or leasing options, then schedule a test drive at Mercedes-Benz of Temecula. We’re just an easy drive from Murrieta or Menifee! You can also continue your luxury car brand research by comparing other popular Mercedes-Benz models to their Lexus counterparts.

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