2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs 2017 Lexus IS

The sedan market is overrun, but there isn't as much competition if you're looking for a sedan with luxury features. The 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is one of the few luxury sedans. These luxuries extend to the interior, where there are a plethora of standard features like Bluetooth capability and a touchpad controller that can be used to control the vehicle's functions. You also have Mercedes-Benz mbrace Connect, which allows you to control vehicle functions, like turning on your vehicle remotely, from your smart phone. If that isn't luxurious enough for you, there are also plenty of available features like an in-vehicle WiFi hot spot and an air purification system.

While there isn't a lot of variety when it comes to luxury sedans, it is foolish to purchase a vehicle without looking at all of your options. The 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is an excellent vehicle, but there are other options as well like the 2017 Lexus IS. The 2017 Lexus IS and the 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class are both classic designs with plenty of available features that will set them even further apart from the other vehicles in their class. Comparing the 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs the 2017 Lexus IS can help determine which of these similar vehicles is the right fit for you.

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2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
2017 Lexus IS
241/273
Horsepower/Torque
241/258
6.0 seconds
0-60 mph (seconds)
6.9 seconds
28
Combined Fuel Economy
26
41.7/33.4 inches
Front/Rear Legroom
44.8/32.2 inches

2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Advantages

Performance is important to take into consideration when you're planning on buying a new vehicle. Both the 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class and the 2017 Lexus IS have a 2.0L four-cylinder engine that provides 241 horsepower. These engines are not exactly the same since the 2017 C-Class offers 273 pound-feet of torque compared to the 258 pound-feet from the 2017 Lexus IS. The 2017 Mercedes-Benz is not only more powerful but is also faster. In six seconds, the 2017 C-Class can reach 60 miles per hour, while the Lexus IS is slower, going 0-60 in 6.9 seconds.

The interiors of both of the vehicles are comfortably sized, with the Mercedes-Benz C-Class providing 41.7 inches of legroom for those in the front seat, and 33.4 inches in the backseat. The Lexus IS has slightly more legroom in the front, and less in the back. Both vehicles are made with high-quality materials, but the 2017 C-Class has a wide variety of optional features, and a host of standard driver assistance features like PRE-SAFE, which can help protect you in the event of a crash. You can get behind the wheel of a 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class at James Motor Company in Lexington, KY.

2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class exterior and grille
2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class controls
2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class steering wheel
2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class front lights and grille

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