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Lexus ES 300h vs. Mercedes-Benz A-Class

When we compare the Lexus ES 300h to the Mercedes-Benz A-Class, the Lexus ES 300h has the advantage in the areas of fuel efficiency, interior volume and base engine power. The Mercedes-Benz A-Class has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing and typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars. Based on this comparison of the Lexus ES 300h versus the Mercedes-Benz A-Class, the Lexus ES 300h is a better car than the Mercedes-Benz A-Class.

Lexus ES 300h versus Mercedes-Benz A-Class Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Lexus ES 300h ranges from $37,869 to $48,709 while a used Mercedes-Benz A-Class from the same model year range is priced between $30,971 to $46,031. For a new model, the Lexus ES 300h's price is between $44,145 and $55,747, with the Mercedes-Benz A-Class priced between $36,838 and $51,733.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Lexus ES 300h’s base engine makes 215 horsepower, and the Mercedes-Benz A-Class base engine makes 188 horsepower. The ES 300h is rated to deliver an average of 44 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 581 miles. The A-Class is rated to deliver an average of 28 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 473 miles. The ES 300h uses regular unleaded, and the A-Class uses premium unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

The Lexus ES 300h, a hybrid midsize car, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front shoulder room, front leg room, rear head room, rear leg room, and trunk space. The Mercedes-Benz A-Class, a subcompact car, has the advantage in the area of front head room. The Lexus ES 300h and Mercedes-Benz A-Class are comparable in regards to rear shoulder room.

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2023 Lexus ES 300h

2022 Mercedes-Benz A-Class

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$44,145 - $55,747

Used Asking Price:

$37,869 - $48,709

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

48.2%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$36,838 - $51,733

Used Asking Price:

$30,971 - $46,031

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

44.4%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

9.1 / 10

Reliability:

8.6 / 10

Retained Value:

8.6 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

Not available

Reliability:

Not available

Retained Value:

8.6 / 10

Safety:

Not available

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Summary Review

Not yet available

Summary Review

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Available Body Styles

Sedan

Available Body Styles

Sedan

Available Drivetrain Options

Hybrid

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

Base, Ultra Luxury, F SPORT Handling, F SPORT Design, Luxury

Trim Levels

A 220 4MATIC, A 220

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

6 years / 70000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years / 50000 miles

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

Not yet available

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

215 hp @ 5700 rpm

Torque:

Not yet available

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.058 hp per pound

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

188 hp @ 5800 rpm

Torque:

221 foot-lbs @ 1600 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.057 hp per pound

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2.5 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT Automatic)

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

43 / 44 / 44

Range (city/hwy):

568 / 581 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

24 / 35 / 28

Range (city/hwy):

324 / 473 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Standard

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

N/A

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Standard

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Available

Lane Keeping Assist:

Available

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

37.5 inches

Front Leg Room:

42.4 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

55.9 inches

Rear Head Room:

37.4 inches

Rear Leg Room:

39.3 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

54 inches

Cargo Space:

13.9 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

97.4 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

40.3 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.8 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

55.1 inches

Rear Head Room:

37.2 inches

Rear Leg Room:

33.9 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

54 inches

Cargo Space:

8.6 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

90.7 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3730 lbs

Width:

73.4 inches

Height:

56.9 inches

Length:

195.9 inches

Wheelbase:

113 inches

Ground Clearance:

Not yet available

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3285 lbs

Width:

78.4 inches

Height:

56.9 inches

Length:

179.1 inches

Wheelbase:

107.4 inches

Ground Clearance:

4.3 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

17.0 x 7.5 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

215/55R17

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

17.0 x 6.5 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

205/55R17