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Lexus ES 350 vs. Mercedes-Benz C-Class

When we compare the Lexus ES 350 to the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, the Lexus ES 350 has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, interior volume, overall quality score and base engine power. The Mercedes-Benz C-Class has the advantage in the area of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars. Based on this comparison of the Lexus ES 350 versus the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, the Lexus ES 350 is a better car than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

Lexus ES 350 versus Mercedes-Benz C-Class Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Lexus ES 350 ranges from $36,899 to $47,674 while a used Mercedes-Benz C-Class from the same model year range is priced between $35,990 to $63,434. For a new model, the Lexus ES 350's price is between $43,029 and $54,458, with the Mercedes-Benz C-Class priced between $43,465 and $53,773.

Lexus ES 350 versus Mercedes-Benz C-Class Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Lexus ES 350 is 9.2 out of 10 while the Mercedes-Benz C-Class' quality rating is 8.9 out of 10. This results in the Lexus ES 350 being ranked 1 out of 29 Best Luxury Midsize Cars and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class being ranked 3 out of 39 Best Luxury Small Cars.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Lexus ES 350’s base engine makes 302 horsepower, and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class base engine makes 255 horsepower.

Passenger Space Comparison

The Lexus ES 350, a midsize car, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, front leg room, rear head room, rear leg room, and trunk space. The Mercedes-Benz C-Class, a compact car, has the advantage in the area of rear shoulder room.

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2023 Lexus ES 350

2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$43,029 - $54,458

Used Asking Price:

$36,899 - $47,674

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

40.6%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$43,465 - $53,773

Used Asking Price:

$35,990 - $63,434

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

46.8%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

9.2 / 10

Reliability:

8.9 / 10

Retained Value:

8.9 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.9 / 10

Reliability:

8.4 / 10

Retained Value:

8.5 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

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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

Convertible

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

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

Trim Levels

AMG C 43, C 300 4MATIC, C 300

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:

TOP SAFETY PICK +

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK +

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

302 hp @ 6600 rpm

Torque:

267 foot-lbs @ 4700 rpm

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

0.082 hp per pound

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

255 hp @ 5800 rpm

Torque:

295 foot-lbs @ 1800 rpm

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

0.067 hp per pound

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

3.5 liters

Engine Configuration:

V

Number of Cylinders:

6

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD

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

22 / 32 / 26

Range (city/hwy):

350 / 509 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:

RWD / AWD

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

Not yet available

Range (city/hwy):

Not yet available

Recommended Fuel Type:

Not yet available

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:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Available

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:

37.8 inches

Rear Leg Room:

39.2 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

54.3 inches

Cargo Space:

13.9 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

99.9 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

37.1 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.7 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

55.3 inches

Rear Head Room:

37.1 inches

Rear Leg Room:

35.2 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

55 inches

Cargo Space:

12.6 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

90.0 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3690 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:

3825 lbs

Width:

80 inches

Height:

56.6 inches

Length:

187 inches

Wheelbase:

112.8 inches

Ground Clearance:

3.8 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:

18.0 x 7.5 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

225/45R18