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Lexus IS vs. Mercedes-Benz C-Class Price Comparison (MSRP)

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Lexus IS vs. Mercedes-Benz C-Class Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $49,185

Mercedes-Benz C-Class C300   
Difference: $924

Lowest Total Invoice: $45,813

Mercedes-Benz C-Class C300   
Difference: $579

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year20172018201820182018
ModelISC-ClassC-ClassC-ClassC-Class
Trim350C300AMG C43AMG C63AMG C63 S
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Base Price $41,370 $40,250 $53,400 $66,100 $73,700
Base Invoice $38,474 $37,433 $49,662 $61,473 $68,541
F Sport Package 3,155        
Blind spot warning system 600        
Navigation System / Mark Levinson Pkg. 2,835        
Illuminated door sill trim plates 425        
Sunshade, rear, power 210 440 440 440 440
Rear spoiler 389        
Heated steering wheel 150 250      
Garmin Map Pilot   625 625 625 625
Premium 1 Package   1,250      
Advanced Lighting Package   1,900 1,900 1,050 1,050
AMG Line   2,175      
Metallic paint (extra cost)   720 720 720 720
Heated front seats   580      
Carbon fiber rear spoiler     700    
Cooled or ventilated front seats         450
F Sport Package 2,904        
Blind spot warning system 552        
Navigation System / Mark Levinson Pkg. 2,616        
Illuminated door sill trim plates 280        
Sunshade, rear, power 192 409 409 409 409
Rear spoiler 259        
Heated steering wheel 140 233      
Garmin Map Pilot   581 581 581 581
Premium 1 Package   1,163      
Advanced Lighting Package   1,767 1,767 977 977
AMG Line   2,023      
Metallic paint (extra cost)   670 670 670 670
Heated front seats   539      
Carbon fiber rear spoiler     651    
Cooled or ventilated front seats         419
Options (change) 7,764 7,940 4,385 2,835 3,285
Options (change) 6,943 7,385 4,078 2,637 3,056
Destination 975 995 995 995 995
Total Price $50,109 $49,185 $58,780 $69,930 $77,980
Total Invoice $46,392 $45,813 $54,735 $65,105 $72,592

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Lexus IS vs. Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Mercedes-Benz C-Class C300
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $849
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $510
Model Year20172018201820182018
ModelISC-ClassC-ClassC-ClassC-Class
Trim350C300AMG C43AMG C63AMG C63 S
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Engine306hp V6241hp I4362hp V6469hp V8503hp V8
TransmissionT8T9T9T7T7
DrivetrainRWDRWDAWDRWDRWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)835, 15?, 5?, 5590, 13590, 13
Tire (rear if not all the same)225/40-18225/45-18225/45-18245/40-18245/35-19
Total Price$50,109$49,185$58,780$69,930$77,980
Adjustments for Features-750-3,300-2,050-3,500
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$50,034$49,185$55,480$67,880$74,480
Cost Above Minimum$0$0$6,295$18,695$25,295
Total Invoice$46,392$45,813$54,735$65,105$72,592
Adjustments for Features-690-3,073-1,909-3,258
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$46,323$45,813$51,662$63,196$69,334
Cost Above Minimum$0$0$5,849$17,383$23,521

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Features Comparison: Lexus IS vs. Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Model Year20172018201820182018
ModelISC-ClassC-ClassC-ClassC-Class
Trim350C300AMG C43AMG C63AMG C63 S
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Transmission and Drivetrain 
8-speed manually-shiftable automatic$1300    
9-speed manually-shiftable automatic $1400$1400  
7-speed manually-shiftable automatic   $1200$1200
RWD$0$0 $0$0
AWD  $1700  
Accessories 
Adaptive cruise control$600    
Cruise control $150$150$150$150
Electronic engine sound enhancement$0    
Heated steering wheel$100$100   
Remote climate control $25$25$25$25
Remote start via app $75$75$75$75
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, manual$250    
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, power $350$350$350$350
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial $200$200$200$200
Cross-traffic warning, rear$100    
Driver drowsiness monitor $150$150$150$150
High performance brake pads (optional)$0    
Knee airbag, passenger$75    
Lane departure prevention, steering-based$200    
Lane departure warning$200    
Pedestrian detection$50    
Temporary spare tire$150    
Tires, run-flat $150$150  
Torque vectoring, brake-based $100$100$100$100
Vehicle health reports$0    
Cargo Management 
Console with shifter$150    
Console without shifter $150$150$150$150
Climate Control 
Heated windshield washer nozzles $15$15$15$15
Rain-sensing wipers $175$175$175$175
Variable intermittent wipers$75    
Water-repellent front-door glass$15    
Drivetrain 
Active rear differential    $500
Electronically-variable engine mounts (performance-oriented)    $500
Limited-slip rear differential   $300 
Engine / Motor 
Automatic start / stop $150$150$150$150
Dual-mode exhaust   $250$250
Raised top speed limiter    $0
Exterior 
Body kit $0$0$0$0
Carbon fiber rear spoiler  $300  
Painted brake calipers (optional)    $0
Rear spoiler$200$200 $200$200
Infotainment 
App support$0    
Aux input$50    
DVD-compatible player$0    
In-vehicle Internet $150$150$150$150
SD Card slot $25$25$25$25
Siri Eyes Free support$0    
Surround sound$250  $250$250
Telematics service, such as OnStar$200    
Telematics service, such as OnStar, with navigation $225$225$225$225
Traffic + travel information$25    
Traffic information $25$25$25$25
Wi-Fi hotspot $50$50$50$50
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Analog clock$25$25   
Auto-dimming passenger-side mirror$75    
Boost gauge  $75$75$75
Chronometer  $100$100$100
Compass $0$0$0$0
Cornering lights $50$50$50$50
Fog light, rear $100$100$100$100
Interior ambient lighting$150    
Interior ambient lighting, configurable $150$150$150$150
Large color reconfigurable instrument cluster display$250    
Mirror tilt-down in reverse $25$25$25$25
Performance meter$150    
Power-folding mirrors $50$50$50$50
Steering-linked headlights $150$150$150$150
Seats and Interior Trim 
Cooled or ventilated front seats$300   $300
Leather seating surfaces    $900
Leather-wrapped steering wheel$150$150$150$150 
Memory system, driver seat $200$200$200$200
Memory system, passenger seat  $150$150$150
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seat $150$150$150$150
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, passenger seat $150$150$150$150
Power headrest height adjuster, driver seat $50$50$50$50
Power headrest height adjuster, passenger seat  $50$50$50
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seat$100    
Power thigh support length adjuster, driver seat $100$100$100$100
Power thigh support length adjuster, passenger seat  $100$100$100
Synthetic leather seating surfaces$0$0$0$0 
Synthetic suede inserts in seating surfaces  $450$450 
Synthetic suede steering wheel    $150
Upholstered instrument cluster hood$50    
Upholstered instrument panel  $300$300$300
Wood trim $300$300$300$300
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Adaptive dampers - electrical$500 $500$500$500
Adaptive dampers - mechanical $100   
Crosswind stabilization $50$50$50$50
Suggestive steering $0$0$0$0
Transmission 
Launch control   $100$100
Total Value of Features$5,740$5,665$8,965$7,715$9,165
Value of Feature Adjustments$75$0$3,300$2,050$3,500
Value of Feature Adjustments-690-3,073-1,909-3,258

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Specifications Comparison: Lexus IS vs. Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Model Year20172018
ModelISC-Class
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Wheelbase110.2 in111.8 in
Length184.3 in184.5 in
Width71.3 in71.3 in
Height56.3 in56.8 in
Curb Weight3,584 lb.3,418 lb.
Fuel Capacity17.4 gal.17.4 gal.
Row 1 Headroom38.2 in37.1 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room55.9 in55.3 in
Row 1 Hip Room54.3 in0.0 in
Row 1 Legroom44.8 in41.7 in
Row 2 Headroom36.9 in37.1 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room53.4 in55.0 in
Row 2 Hip Room54.0 in0.0 in
Row 2 Legroom32.2 in35.2 in
Cargo Volume10.8 ft312.6 ft3

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Option Package Details
Lexus IS 350

F Sport Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Adaptive dampers - electrical500Yes
Electronic engine sound enhancement0No
Large color reconfigurable instrument cluster display250No
Sport suspension (upgrade)250Yes
Special exterior trim0No
Special interior trim0No
Metal pedals75Yes
Dark-colored headliner (optional)0No
Performance meter150No
LED headlights500Yes
High performance brake pads (optional)0No
Front sport buckets100Yes
255/35YR18 tires200No
225/40YR18 tires200No
Heated front seats200Yes
Cooled or ventilated front seats300Yes
Rearview camera200Yes
Total Requested212573%
Total Not Requested80027%
Navigation System / Mark Levinson Pkg.
FeatureValueRequested?
Surround sound250Yes
DVD-compatible player0No
Mark Levinson, 835W, 15 speakers (with subwoofer)350No
Navigation system550Yes
Voice control for nav and audio75Yes
SMS text-to-speech reader25Yes
Speed limit information0No
Vehicle health reports0No
App support0No
Total Requested90072%
Total Not Requested35028%

Option Package Details
Mercedes-Benz C-Class C300

Garmin Map Pilot
FeatureValueRequested?
Navigation system600Yes
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
Traffic information25Yes
Total Requested725100%
Total Not Requested00%
Premium 1 Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Satellite radio200Yes
Proximity key250Yes
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Total Requested650100%
Total Not Requested00%
Advanced Lighting Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Illuminated door sill trim plates100Yes
LED tail lights0No
Interior ambient lighting, configurable150No
Steering-linked headlights150No
Cornering lights50No
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
LED headlights250Yes
Total Requested55061%
Total Not Requested35039%
AMG Line
FeatureValueRequested?
Rear spoiler200Yes
Front sport buckets100Yes
245/40HR18 tires200No
225/45HR18 tires200No
Sport suspension (upgrade)250Yes
Body kit0No
Sport front fascia (optional)0No
Metal pedals75Yes
Sport rear fascia, e.g. diffuser (optional)0No
Dark-colored headliner (optional)0No
Total Requested62561%
Total Not Requested40039%

Option Package Details
Mercedes-Benz C-Class AMG C43

Garmin Map Pilot
FeatureValueRequested?
Navigation system600Yes
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
Traffic information25Yes
Total Requested725100%
Total Not Requested00%
Advanced Lighting Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Illuminated door sill trim plates100Yes
LED tail lights0No
Interior ambient lighting, configurable150No
Steering-linked headlights150No
Cornering lights50No
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
LED headlights250Yes
Total Requested55061%
Total Not Requested35039%

Option Package Details
Mercedes-Benz C-Class AMG C63

Garmin Map Pilot
FeatureValueRequested?
Navigation system600Yes
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
Traffic information25Yes
Total Requested725100%
Total Not Requested00%
Advanced Lighting Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Interior ambient lighting, configurable150No
Steering-linked headlights150No
Cornering lights50No
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
LED headlights-500Yes
Total Requested-300-600%
Total Not Requested350700%

Option Package Details
Mercedes-Benz C-Class AMG C63 S

Garmin Map Pilot
FeatureValueRequested?
Navigation system600Yes
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
Traffic information25Yes
Total Requested725100%
Total Not Requested00%
Advanced Lighting Package
FeatureValueRequested?
LED tail lights0No
Interior ambient lighting, configurable150No
Steering-linked headlights150No
Cornering lights50No
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
LED headlights250Yes
Total Requested45056%
Total Not Requested35044%

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