2021 Lexus IS vs 2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
$41,400MSRP
Overview
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2021 Lexus IS
2021 Lexus IS
$39,050MSRP
Overview
Overview
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2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
$41,400MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
2021 Lexus IS
$39,050MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
Overview

MSRP

$41,400

MSRP

$39,050

Average price

$31,763

Average price

$35,404

Listings

820

Listings

361
Ratings & Reviews
User Reviews
User Reviews

Expert reviews

Expert reviews

7.3 out of 10
Pros
  • Stylish design
  • Multiple powertrain options
  • Great handling
Cons
  • Underwhelming base engine
  • Irritating transmission
  • Outdated technology

2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Reviews Summary

2021 Lexus IS Reviews Summary

The Lexus IS enters its fourth generation of production, embodying lessons learned from the LC and RC. The 2021 IS targets enthusiast drivers and luxury buyers who might be thinking German first, and it seeks to recalibrate expectations of what a compact luxury sports sedan can be.
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Popular Features & Specs

Engine

2.0L 255 hp I4

Engine

2.0L 241 hp I4

Drive Train

RWD

Drive Train

RWD

Seating Capacity

5

Seating Capacity

5

Horsepower

255 hp @ 5800 rpm

Horsepower

241 hp @ 5800 rpm

MPG City

24

MPG City

21

MPG Highway

35

MPG Highway

31
2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
$41,400MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
2021 Lexus IS
2021 Lexus IS
$39,050MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
$41,400MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
2021 Lexus IS
$39,050MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
Overview
MSRP
$41,400
$39,050
Average price
$31,763
$35,404
Listings
Ratings & Reviews
User reviews
4.4
4.5
Expert reviews

7.3 out of 10

Read full review
Pros & cons
Pros
  • Stylish design
  • Multiple powertrain options
  • Great handling
Cons
  • Underwhelming base engine
  • Irritating transmission
  • Outdated technology
Summary
The Lexus IS enters its fourth generation of production, embodying lessons learned from the LC and RC. The 2021 IS targets enthusiast drivers and luxury buyers who might be thinking German first, and it seeks to recalibrate expectations of what a compact luxury sports sedan can be.
Video
No video found
Popular Features & Specs
Engine
2.0L 255 hp I4
2.0L 241 hp I4
Drive Train
RWD
RWD
Seating Capacity
5
5
Horsepower
255 hp @ 5800 rpm
241 hp @ 5800 rpm
MPG City
24
21
MPG Highway
35
31
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