2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs. 2017 Lexus IS


2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Lexus IS

2017 Lexus IS


Power and Performance

Both the 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class and the 2017 Lexus IS bill themselves as high-performance sedans, but only the former truly seems to embody that ideal. With engine options supplying you with up to a commanding 362 hp and 384 lb-ft of torque, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class responds to your merest touch in the way that even the Lexus IS’s top-range 306 hp engine fails to replicate. At the same time, Mercedes-Benz fitted a 7G-TRONIC 7-speed transmission for seamless shifting and an AIRMATIC® suspension system for a poised and composed ride.

Front of C300


The 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class delivers the opulent fittings and first-class upholstery that defines the luxury sedan segment. The 2017 Lexus IS follows suit, yet it falters in terms of comfort and practicality. Its 10.8 cubic feet trunk is noticeably less accommodating than the 12.6 cubic feet trunk of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, and a lack of 40/20/20 split-folding seats impairs your ability to change the interior around shifting needs. The Lexus IS even feels cramped to drive after the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, with just 41.7-inches of front legroom in the former vs 44.8 in the latter.

C300 Interior


The 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class roundly outperforms the 2017 Lexus IS when you turn to technology. Safety is optimized through an ATTENTION ASSIST® function that monitors up to 70 parameters of driving behavior and automatically alerts a drowsy drive. A Head-Up Display projects information right onto the windshield. An advanced Surround View System employs multiple cameras to create a virtual 360-degree image of the vehicle and its surrounding area. These are just a few of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class’s most popular technologies, and none are available with the 2017 Lexus IS.

C300 Tech

The 2017 Lexus IS Pales Next to the 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

It becomes increasingly hard for the 2017 Lexus IS to justify its luxury pretentions when compared to the outstanding 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class. If you’d like to experience the difference for yourself, simply visit Mercedes-Benz of Sacramento today to take a test drive.