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Lexus IS 350 vs Mercedes-Benz C300


When competition between luxury sedans is close, like between the Lexus IS 350 and the Mercedes-Benz C300, you’re undoubtedly going to want to review their differences before waving a checkered flag.

The race isn’t over if you don’t know what gets you over the finish line in Bedford, Manchester, and Merrimack, NH. To help with your decision-making, Ira Lexus of Manchester combed the elements that make each of these impressive modes of transportation a contender. Read the following comparison for the winner!

2020 Lexus IS Interior

Interior Dimensions

The difference between each car’s interior dimensions can easily determine which one ends up winning the race. See the table below:


Front Headroom

Front Legroom

Front Shoulder Room

Lexus IS 350

38.2 inches

44.8 inches

55.9 inches

Mercedes-Benz C300

37.1 inches

41.7 inches

55.3 inches

If you want more extensive room in the front row, the Lexus IS 350 might be the one for you since it provides you and your co-pilot with 38.2 inches of headroom, 44.8 inches of legroom, and 55.9 inches of shoulder room.

The Mercedes C300, provides considerably less, with 37.1 inches of headroom, 41.7 inches of legroom, and 55.3 inches of shoulder room. These numbers make it clear that the Lexus makes it possible for the two of you to really stretch out!

Seating Comfort

When you start thinking about how spacious the Lexus is, you may start wondering how comfortable the seating is.

Feel good about the fact that you can enjoy standard heated and ventilated front seats in the Lexus during the varying New England seasons. While the Mercedes-Benz does come standard with heated front seats, ventilation is part of an additional package.

Before you drive, you may need to adjust your seat due to your height, comfort level, and more. Lexus outfits the IS 350 with a standard 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with lumbar support and a front passenger’s seat with 8-way power adjustment.

The Mercedes-Benz comes standard with power-adjustable front seats. The driver’s seat also includes 3-position memory; however, to get the same memory feature on the front-passenger’s seat, you’ll need to upgrade to a higher trim.

Lexus IS Performance

Engine Power Lexus IS 350 vs Mercedes C300

If you happen to be a driver who doesn’t hesitate on the road, you will be pleased by the awesome horsepower offered by the standard 3.5L V6 engine that you’ll find under the hood of the Lexus. Here are the horsepower specs for each car:

  • Lexus IS 350: 311 horsepower
  • Mercedes-Benz C300: 255 horsepower

Infotainment Tech

Enjoy the rich color and high-resolution of the available 10.3-inch high-resolution touchscreen multimedia display to view navigation, identify songs, and see who’s calling you while driving your Lexus.

A slightly smaller 10.25-inch color center display shows you your apps and other important information in the Mercedes.

Pick Between the Lexus IS 350 & Mercedes-Benz C300

As we stated at the outset of this comparison, before one of the Lexus IS 350 or the Mercedes C300 reaches the finish line, it’s best to look at their differences.

Once you take a test drive, declare a winner and wave the checkered flag in Merrimack, Bedford, and Manchester, New Hampshire. To arrange one, contact Ira Lexus of Manchester at your earliest convenience. We look forward to meeting with you and want you to know that our inventory is stocked with the IS 350!

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