2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Vs. Lexus IS

2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Vs. 2019 Lexus IS splitscreen comparison

Existing to ensure that drivers who prefer the agility and efficiency of a small car are still able to enjoy timeless sophistication and thrilling performance, the luxury small car segment is a competitive one. While cars in this segment are smaller in size than their mid-size and flagship lineup mates, they possess just as much elegance and just as many comfort and convenience amenities as the range-toppers.

For twenty-five years, the C-Class has held the honor of being a luxury small car that represents Mercedes-Benz’s iconic engineering and beautiful design. For 2019, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class is better and more refined than ever. Offering drivers Mercedes-Benz comfort and German-engineered performance, the C-Class is a hallmark model that separates itself from competitors through its striking and composed design. One of those competitors is the Lexus IS. Let’s see how the two compare!

2019 Mercedes-Benz C 300


2019 Lexus IS 300

Yes Coupe/Cabriolet available? No
2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder (255 horsepower) Engine (horsepower) 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder (241 horsepower)
503 horsepower (2019 Mercedes-AMG® C 63 S) Class model top horsepower 311 horsepower (2019 Lexus IS 350)
9G TRONIC® 9-speed automatic Standard transmission 8-speed automatic
5.7 seconds Base 0-60 MPH acceleration 6.9 seconds
12.6 cubic feet Trunk space 10.8 cubic feet

Industry-Leading Luxury and Performance in a City-Ready Car

Comparing the two luxury cars shows that Mercedes-Benz has a clear edge over Lexus in pursuit of the perfect balance between a smaller vehicle and flagship luxury.

For the 2019 Mercedes-Benz C 300, this pursuit of luxury means a better transmission, quicker acceleration and a larger cargo area for weekday necessities or weekend adventure gear.

Both models have class upgrades, but the 2019 Mercedes-AMG® C 63 S achieves a jaw-dropping 503 horsepower from it’s 4.0L V8 while the 2019 Lexus IS 350 F-Sport only barely crests the 300 horsepower mark.

While the stats don’t lie about Mercedes-Benz’s superiority over competitors like Lexus, the luxury and refinement with which they imbue every vehicle needs to be seen in person and felt to be truly appreciated.

For that reason, we’d love to show off the compelling 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class in person. At Aristocrat Motors, we have several new Mercedes-Benz C-Class models, allowing you to find one that matches your individual preferences.

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