Compare 2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs. 2020 Lexus IS

2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2020 Lexus IS
Engine Power
  255 241
Run Flat Tires
  Standard Not Available
Cargo Space
  12.6 cu. ft. 10.8 cu. ft.

2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs 2020 Lexus IS

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When shopping for a small luxury sedan, you’ll have quite a few options to choose from. However, the 2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is hard to beat. Drivers love its lively performance and upscale interior. Additional standard features make the latest C-Class even more rewarding. Let’s see how the 2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class compares to the 2020 Lexus IS.


Even the base C-Class packs a healthy dose of performance. Under the hood sits a 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine. It’s rated to develop an enjoyable 255 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. By comparison, the Lexus IS’ base engine produces 241 horsepower and 255 pound-feet of torque. When driving the new C-Class, look forward to experiencing stronger acceleration. Extra fuel savings give the C-Class another advantage. Expect it to return an EPA-estimated 24 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway. Meanwhile, the Lexus IS delivers 21 mpg in town and 30 mpg on the highway.


Both of these luxury sedans have a high-quality interior. However, there’s no overlooking the C-Class’ more spacious accommodations. It provides significantly more legroom for your rear-seat passengers. Front-seat cushion extension ensures greater comfort on the road. Whether you’re traveling locally or taking an out-of-town trip, expect the C-Class to offer your family the most relaxing ride. You can also take advantage of its larger trunk, which provides an extra 1.8 cubic feet of cargo space.


The 2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class comes loaded with an impressive list of features. Unlike the 2020 Lexus IS, it provides standard rain-sensing wipers. Power tilt/telescoping steering further separates the C-Class from the competition. For 2020, Mercedes-Benz has added digital gauges to the sedan’s list of standard equipment. While the Lexus IS doesn’t even offer Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, these smartphone integration technologies are conventional on the new C-Class.