2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class


2018 Lexus IS

2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs. 2018 Lexus IS

When it comes to affordable luxury brands, Mercedes-Benz and Lexus are popular picks. Among vehicles in the Mercedes-Benz and Lexus lineup, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class and the 2018 Lexus IS are both strong choices. Research the differences between this flagship Mercedes-Benz sedan and the Lexus IS here at Mercedes-Benz of Modesto.

Interior Features, Space, and Comfort

Inside both the Mercedes-Benz sedan and the Lexus sedan, you’ll find seating for five, but only the C-Class goes the extra mile to make you and your passengers feel at home. Unlike the Lexus IS, the C-Class Sedan offers the following seating features as standard or optional:

  • Front power seats with memory
  • Front power lumbar support
  • Memory-adjustable exterior mirrors
  • Optional cooled front seats
2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Power, Performance, and Fuel Economy

Here’s how the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class and Lexus IS perform side-by-side:

  • Engine: The Mercedes-Benz C-Class and Lexus IS both start off with a 241-hp 2.0L turbo inline-4 engine. The Mercedes-Benz engine offers superior torque numbers, with 273 lb-ft vs. the Lexus’ 258.
  • Transmission: Connected to the Lexus IS engine is an 8-speed Sport Direct-Shift automatic transmission with paddle shifters. It’s a desirable feature, but lacks the additional gear ratios of the C-Class Sedan’s 9G-TRONIC® 9-speed automatic.
  • Fuel Economy: The C-Class Sedan is the more efficient of the two, earning a 24 mpg city/33 mpg highway vs. the Lexus IS Sedan’s 22 mpg city/32 mpg highway.
2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Safety Features

In NHTSA crash tests, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class and 2018 Lexus IS earned top five-star overall safety ratings, making them excellent options for Stanislaus safety-conscious drivers. Still, when comparing driver assistance technology on the Mercedes-Benz and the Lexus, the C-Class comes on top. The C-Class comes equipped with these safety features—none of which are standard on the IS:

  • Front Airbag Deactivation via Child Seat Detection System
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Pre-crash preparation system (PRESAFE®)
2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Compare Mercedes-Benz vs. Lexus Further in Modesto!

Now that you’ve compared the C-Class vs. Lexus IS, it should be plain which is the more capable and well-equipped luxury sedan. Our knowledgeable team can help you compare Mercedes-Benz vs. Lexus further, and plus, we can help you finance a new or Certified Pre-Owned C-Class! Contact us today to get started.

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