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2018 Mercedes-Benz C 300 Sedan vs. 2018 Lexus IS 350 RWD

2018 Mercedes-Benz C 300 Sedan vs. 2018 Lexus IS 350 RWD


With so many luxury sedans on the market, finding one that meets your needs isn’t easy. Fortunately, the team at Mercedes-Benz of Chicago can help Oak Park area shoppers remove the guesswork by comparing two popular models: the 2018 Mercedes-Benz C 300 Sedan and the 2018 Lexus IS 350 RWD. The Lexus IS 350 offers:

  • Starting MSRP of $41,830
  • 311-hp 3.5L V6 engine
  • 19 mpg city/28 mpg highway rating

Meanwhile, the new C-Class counters with:

  • Starting MSRP of $40,250
  • 241-hp 2.0L turbo inline-4 engine
  • 24 mpg city/33 mpg highway rating

Read on to compare their specs and features in depth!

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2018 Mercedes-Benz C 300 Sedan VS 2018 Lexus IS 350 Sedan
$40,250 Starting MSRP $41,830
24 City MPG 19
33 Highway MPG 28
Standard Driver Memory Settings Optional
Standard Rain-Sensing Windshield Wipers Optional
Standard Driver Attention Monitor Feature Not Offered

Price Match-Up

Even car shoppers searching for a luxury vehicle take price into consideration prior to making a purchase. While the 2018 Lexus IS 350 RWD has a starting price of $41,830, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz C 300 Sedan has a starting price of $40,250. By opting for the C 300, you can enjoy a suite of intuitive features, explore exciting optional features, and appreciate a great value.

2018 C 300
2018 C 300 Performance

Performance & Fuel

When it comes to performance and fuel economy, the C 300 and IS 350 cater to different drivers. The new C 300 Sedan features a 2.0L turbo inline-4 that achieves 241 hp and 273 Ib-ft of torque, while the IS 350 houses a 311-hp 3.5L V6 rated at 277 lb-ft of torque. The IS 350 delivers a stronger punch of power, but the C 300 is the more economical of the two. The 2018 C 300 earns a 24 mpg city/33 mpg highway rating, while the 2018 IS 350 trails behind with a 19 mpg city/28 mpg highway rating.

Standard Luxuries

The cabin of the 2018 C 300 Sedan will certainly amaze you with its standard curved console, a power-adjustable driver seat, split-folding rear seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, HD Radio receiver, and Bluetooth®* connectivity. While the 2018 Lexus IS 350 RWD also comes with a well-equipped interior, certain features require a costly upgrade, such as a driver’s seat with a three-position memory function, or memory-adjustable side mirrors that fold at the touch of a button and return to your previous setting upon startup.

2018 C 300 Interior
2018 Mercedes Benz C 300 12

Safety Features

The C 300 and IS 350 certainly excel in the safety department. Inside either sedan, you’ll find a variety of safety and security features to give you greater peace of mind, such as driver and front-passenger airbags, remote access, and auto-dimming mirrors. However, the C 300 offers a few safety features that aren’t included as standard on the Lexus IS 350. A couple of these features include:

  • Rain-Sensing Windshield Wipers—automatically change their intermittent wiper frequencies based on the amount of rainfall they detect.
  • ATTENTION ASSIST®®a driver attention system carefully monitors your driving behaviors, and notifies you if you’re beginning to show signs of drowsiness.

Explore the 2018 C 300 Sedan at Mercedes-Benz of Chicago

Based on the above Lexus vs. Mercedes-Benz comparison, we think the 2018 Mercedes-Benz C 300 Sedan makes a strong case for itself against the 2018 Lexus IS 350 RWD. Schedule a test drive online, or visit Mercedes-Benz of Chicago near Evanston and Oak Park. We’re conveniently located at 1520 W. North Avenue in Chicago, IL.

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