2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

2018 Lexus IS

2018 Lexus IS


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Is the 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class a Better Car than the 2018 Lexus IS?

With more top-tier performance and unique interior features, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class outpaces the 2018 Lexus IS in numerous categories that Palm Desert and La Quinta drivers care about:

  • More power in the high-powered AMG® models

  • An extra 15 lb-ft of torque in the base trim

  • Better standard features including automatic wipers

  • An available plug-in hybrid configuration

  • A stylish, well-crafted interior

2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe Exterior

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Performance Advantages

While the Lexus IS is offered in two performance configurations, they can’t compare to the C-Class. Let’s see how their highest powered models compare:

  • 2018 Lexus IS 350

    • Engine: 3.5L V6

    • Horsepower: 311 hp

    • Torque: 277 lb-ft

    • 0-60 mph: 5.6 Seconds

  • 2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG® C 63 S

    • Engine: AMG® 4.0L V8

    • Horsepower: 503 hp

    • Torque: 516 lb-ft

    • 0-60 mph: 3.9 seconds

As you can see, the Lexus IS just doesn’t deliver the same exciting speed as the AMG® C 63 S. If you want to combine luxury features with track ready performance, the C-Class is the stronger choice.

2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet Interior

Hybrid Options

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class is offered in a plug-in hybrid configuration for 2018, and it reaches the following specs:

  • 2018 Mercedes-Benz C 350e Plug-In Hybrid

    • Engine: 2.0L 4-Cylinder and 60 kW Electric Motor

    • Horsepower: 275 hp (combined)

    • Torque: 443 lb-ft (combined)

    • Fuel Economy (City): 45 MPGe in gas and electric mode

    • Fuel Economy (Highway): 61 MPGe in gas and electric mode

That strong combination of performance and efficiency allows the C 350e to stand out. Unfortunately, the Lexus IS isn’t offered in a hybrid model, and the most efficient version of the IS only reaches 32 mpg highway/22 mpg city in EPA estimates. On top of that, its 4-cylinder engine only supplies 241 hp and 258 lb-ft.

2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet Exterior

Visit Mercedes-Benz of Palm Springs to Drive the C-Class

If you’d prefer heart-pounding performance and cost-saving efficiency in your next luxury sedan, the C-Class is a stronger choice. Before you stop by Mercedes-Benz of Palm Springs to see the C-Class in person, take these steps:

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