When upgrading to the luxury segment, you expect next-level performance and amenities, no matter which category you’re exploring. That’s especially true in the ultra-popular sport sedan class, where the 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class and 2015 Lexus IS reside. While the two models have been long-time rivals, Mercedes-Benz asserts its dominance in a number of key categories for the 2015 model year. Although there are a varity of engine options available as you move through each models' configurations, we’ll take a closer look at the similarly priced 2015 Mercedes-Benz C300 vs. 2015 Lexus IS 250.
In terms of blending performance and efficiency, the C300 stands clearly ahead of its competition behind the power of a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. Capable of 241 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque, the C300 provides more kick than the Lexus IS. Although the C300 is the more powerful of the two sedans, it’s also the more efficient model. Thanks to the turbocharged four-cylinder engine, the C-Class is able to offer an additional four miles per gallon in both city and highway driving conditions, according to EPA estimates.
Differences between 2015 Mercedes-Benz C300 and 2015 Lexus IS 250
The more powerful and efficient 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class carries its advantages over the Lexus IS to the interior, where passengers will find a more spacious back seat with room to stretch their legs. Within its base trim, the 2015 Mercedes-Benz C300 is equipped with an exceptional feature package, which includes 10-way power adjustable front seats with 4-way lumbar support, a 7-inch touchscreen display, an in-car WiFi hotspot, and an 8-speaker audio system with HD radio and a full slate of connectivity options.
The Lexus IS also sports an impressive interior, however the WiFi capabilities are noticeably absent and issues controlling the electronics interface have been well-documented. See how the 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs 2015 Lexus IS stacks up for yourself behind the wheel. Test drive the Mercedes-Benz C-Class at Loeber Motors and see how it sets itself apart from its top luxury competitors.