2018 Mercedes-Benz C 300 4MATIC® vs 2018 Lexus IS 300

2018 Mercedes-Benz C 300 4MATIC vs 2018 Lexus IS 300

Affordability isn’t usually associated with luxury, but a couple of automakers put their feet down on the pedal and made it happen. You don't just come across a Mercedes-Benz or a Lexus by accident; you start planning well in advance so you can put the money down to be able to afford one of these elegant sedans. You may be surprised by what these cost, though. Check out our comparisons between the 2018 Mercedes-Benz C 300 4MATIC® vs 2018 Lexus IS 300.

Preferential treatment typically goes toward the vehicle with better performance, and that’s where the C 300 4MATIC® truly shines. It beats out the IS in fuel efficiency and torque while also offering three more transmission speeds, which adds up to better top-end fuel efficiency and seamless gear shifts. See how else these two compare in the table below.

2018 Mercedes-Benz C 300 4MATIC® Sedan


2018 Lexus IS 300 AWD

$42,250 MSRP $40,660
24 city/32 hwy mpg Fuel Efficiency 19 city/26 hwy mpg
9-Speed Automatic Transmission 6-Speed Automatic
241 Horsepower 260
273 lb-ft Torque 236 lb-ft
5.8 seconds 0-60 time Not Available
AWD Drivetrain AWD
9 Number of Airbags 7
Standard PRESAFE® Not Available
Standard ATTENTION ASSIST® Not Available
7 inches Entertainment Screen Size 8 inches
Standard Keyless Start Standard

Comfort and Convenience in the 2018 C 300 4MATIC®

We glanced over performance, but what about comfort and convenience? This is what you and your passengers will be looking at for the entirety of your road trips, so a stunning interior is of great essence in a luxury sedan. The cabin of the 2018 C 300 4MATIC® has an aggressively elegant design with a sweeping console that is designed to give the driver easy access to all its features. While the IS also has an impressive interior, doesn’t quite match up to the C 300 4MATIC®. Some of the features standard and available in the C 300 4MATIC® that are unavailable in the IS include:

  • Genuine wood trim

  • Leather seating

  • Front power headrest

  • Front power memory seats

  • Front power lumbar

  • FrontBass® sound system

  • Air Balance cabin-air purification system

Make the switch to an affordable luxury car today. We have just what you’re looking for here at Mercedes-Benz of Indianapolis, and we can get it to you at a great price. Stop in or set up a test drive right here on our website!

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