Comparison - Lexus IS 350 2018 - vs - Mercedes-Benz C-Class AMG C 43 2019

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Average Price: 
43,995
Updated: 
09 Jun 2018
$
56,245
Updated: 
21 Feb 2019
Car Type: 
Car
Car
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2018
2019
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
9-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
no
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
17.40gals
17.40gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Black
#070C0F
Polar White
#E3E3E5
Obsidian Black Metallic
#0E0A09
Mojave Silver Metallic
#767271
Lunar Blue Metallic
#161F3C
Brilliant Blue Metallic
#152968
Emerald Green Metallic
#050B07
Selenite Grey Metallic
#464B4F
Designo Diamond White Metallic
#E3DDCE
Iridium Silver Metallic
#8F9092
Designo Cardinal Red Metallic
#6B090A

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

For 2018, the Lexus IS 350 adds more horsepower, a rearview camera and, on rear-wheel-drive F Sport trims, a limited-slip differential. Adaptive front headlights are optional.

PROS
Ride quality is smooth and comfortable on bumpy roads
Cabin is well-isolated from noise
Offers more features for the money compared to German alternatives

CONS
Optional Remote Touch infotainment system is distracting to use
All-wheel drive limited to outdated six-speed transmission
Handling capabilities do little to create driver excitement

By: 
edmunds.com

Pros
Soft but supportive F Sport front seats
F Sport's motorized gauge cluster
Navigation system's 10.3-inch screen
Ride comfort on most surfaces
Backseat legroom

Cons
Weak turbo four-cylinder drivetrain
Sluggish, indecisive eight-speed automatic
Lack of steering feedback and athleticism
Frustrating Remote Touch controller
Some cheap-looking interior trim
Large ledge between trunk floor and folded backseat

By: 
cars.com

Pros
Statement-making styling,
on-point chassis setup,
standard driver assists.

Cons
Subpar infotainment system,
below-average fuel economy,
engines need more oomph.

By: 
caranddriver.com

In addition to a power boost to 385 horsepower, the C43 sees styling and content changes for 2019. A new grille, new wheel designs, and revised front and rear bumpers bring the C43's design in line with other AMG models. Inside, a digital gauge cluster becomes an option and a new sport steering wheel is standard. New wood and metal interior trimmings as well as optional AMG Performance seats with heat and ventilation are now offered.

Pros
Gorgeous cabin,
stunningly quick,
choice of three body styles.

Cons
Rocky ride,
adding options quickly inflates the price.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class ranked #7 in Luxury Small Cars. Currently the Mercedes-Benz C-Class has a score of 8.6 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 50 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Elegant cabin design
Long list of standard and optional features
Potent engine lineup

Cons
Not as sporty as rivals
Confusing technology
Likely high base price

By: 
usnews.com

Pricey and on the slighter side of mid-size, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class drops a beautiful cockpit, huge dollops of safety, and effortless AMG brilliance into the sport-sedan mix.

Pros
Coupe, convertible, or sedan
A great-looking family
Powertrains range from great to GREAT
Best C-Class handling ever

Cons
Automatic-only
From $$ to $$$$
Tight rear seats
Shy on cargo space
Plug-in hybrid adds little

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
19.00mpg
19.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
26.00mpg
27.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
Cylinders: 
6
V
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.50L
3.00L
Torque: 
280ft-lbs
at 4 800rpm
384ft-lbs
at 2 500rpm
Horsepower: 
385hp
at 6 100rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
35.40Feet
38.70Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
no
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
no
Parking sensors: 
yes
no
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Keyless Ignition
Leather Steering Wheel
Adaptive Cruise Control

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
184.30in
185.00in
Width: 
71.30in
71.30in
Height: 
56.30in
56.30in
Ground Clearance: 
5.10in
3.50in
Front Track: 
63.10in
Rear Track: 
61.30in
Wheel Base: 
110.20in
111.80in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
38.20
40.90
Rear Head Room: 
36.90
37.10
Front Leg Room: 
44.80in
41.70in
Rear leg room: 
32.20in
35.20in
Front Hip Room: 
54.30in
Front Shoulder Room: 
55.90in
55.30in
Rear Hip Room: 
54.00in
Rear Shoulder room: 
53.40in
55.00in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
12.60cu.ft
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
10.80cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
3737.00lbs
3825.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
no
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
no
no
Front Seats Features: 
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Leatherette
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Power Heated Front Seats w/Memory
10-Way Driver Seat
Power Driver Seat & Steering Column w/Memory
10-Way Passenger Seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Folding center armrest

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
10 Total Speakers
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
293 Watts Stereo Output
Audio Theft Deterrent
Window Grid Antenna
5 Speakers
SIRIUS Satellite Radio
2 LCD Monitors In The Front
Turn-By-Turn Navigation Directions
Weatherband and External Memory Control
2 USB ports
Bluetooth technology for handsfree phone use and audio streaming
HD Radio and central controller w/10.5 media display

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
no
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 X 8.5
18 X 7.5 In.
Wheels more: 
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
35
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R18

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Ventilated front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
no
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
no
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Turn Signal Mirrors
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
Lane Departure Warning Accident Avoidance System
LED Headlamp

Options

Packages: 
Premium Plus Package
Premium Package
F SPORT W/All-Season Tires
Comfort Package
F SPORT Package W/18" Wheels And All-Season Tires
Exterior Options: 
Adaptive Front Lighting System
Alloy Wheel Locks
Rear Spoiler
Door Edge Film By 3M
F SPORT 18" Five-Spoke Alloy Wheels
Door Edge Guard
Rear Bumper Applique
Body Side Moldings
Premium Paint
Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins
Apple CarPlay
AMG Performance Sport Nappa Leather
Metal-Look Steering Wheel w/Auto Tilt-Away
4-Way Lumbar Support
Interior Options: 
F SPORT Steering Wheel W/Paddle Shifters
F SPORT Heated Steering Wheel W/Paddle Shifters
Navigation System
Cargo Net
All-Weather Floor Mats
F SPORT Key Gloves
Navigation System/Mark Levinson Audio System
Heated Steering Wheel W/Paddle Shifters
Carpet Trunk Mat
Illuminated Door Sills
All-Weather Floor Liners
Key Gloves
Power Rear Sunshade
Delayed Accessory Power
Systems Monitor
Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature