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2018 Mercedes-Benz C 300 Sedan vs. 2018 Lexus IS 350 RWD

2018 Mercedes-Benz C 300 Sedan vs. 2018 Lexus IS 350 RWD

Choosing the right sedan is no small decision. Both renowned compact luxury and sport sedans, the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class and 2018 Lexus IS have much to offer Eastvale and Rancho Cucamonga drivers. To save you time comparing and contrasting the Mercedes-Benz C 300 vs. Lexus IS 350 RWD, we’ve placed these two vehicles side-by-side to see how their performance abilities, interior features and safety features measure up.

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2018 Mercedes-Benz C 300 Sedan VS 2018 Lexus IS 350 RWD
$40,250 Starting MSRP $41,830
24 City MPG 20
33 Highway MPG 28
Standard Driver Attention Monitor Feature Not Offered
Standard Rain-Sensing Wipers Optional
Standard Genuine Wood Interior Trim Feature Not Offered


  • Engine: The Mercedes-Benz C 300 RWD and the Lexus IS 350 RWD come equipped with a 241-hp 2.0L turbo 4-cylinder engine and 311-hp 3.5L V6 engine, respectively.
  • Auto Start/Stop: The Mercedes-Benz C 300’s engine includes ECO Start/Stop, while the Lexus IS 350’s engine gets paired with Smart Stop Technology.
  • MPG Ratings: The C 300 Sedan outdoes the IS 350 in the fuel economy department with an EPA-estimated 24 mpg city/33 mpg highway, making it an excellent choice for both urban and rural driving. The IS 350, on the other hand, scores a 20 mpg city/28 mpg highway rating.

So, while the Lexus may output greater horsepower, it falls short in both city and highway fuel economy.

2018 Mercedes-Benz C 300 Sedan Performance
2018 Mercedes-Benz C 300 Sedan Features


Both of these small luxury sedans come packed with cutting-edge features. Inside the IS 350 and C 300 interior, you’ll find a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a dual-zone automatic climate control system, and optional cooled seats for warm San Bernardino weather. If you’re looking for an all-around relaxing drive, though, you’ll find more to love inside the C 300 Sedan, such as:

  • Genuine wood trim
  • FrontBass® system
  • Driver-seat memory settings
  • Memory settings for the side mirrors and steering column
  • Remote trunk release
  • Optional leather upholstery

Driver Assists

The Mercedes-Benz C 300 includes a variety safety features Lexus buyers need an upgrade to access. Fontana and Chino drivers will get greater peace of mind with the C 300 Sedan’s arsenal of standard driver assists at their backs:

  • ATTENTION ASSIST®monitors your driving behaviors during long trips, ensuring your eyes remain open and on the road.
  • COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS®scans the road ahead, and lets you know if you’re approaching a vehicle too quickly.
  • PRESAFE®senses a probable collision; it automatically tightens seatbelts, closes windows, and adjusts seats for occupant protection.
2018 Mercedes-Benz C 300 Sedan

Your New C 300 Awaits at Mercedes-Benz of Ontario!

When it comes to overall value, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class outdoes the Lexus IS 350 RWD, as well as the Audi A4 and BMW 3-Series. Contact our sales department any day of the week to learn more about the benefits of the Mercedes-Benz C 300 vs. Lexus IS 350 RWD. Or, schedule a test drive online!

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