Lexus ES vs. Mercedes-Benz C-Class

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Key Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$38,950
$40,250 - $53,200

Expert Rating

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews
4.89 / 5
28 Reviews
4.69 / 5
49 Reviews

Horsepower

Horsepower
268 hp
241 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.5L V6 DOHC 24V Dual VVT
2.0L Turbo I4

Interior Features

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Optional

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Optional

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Optional

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows
Optional

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering
Optional

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.9 in.
41.7 - 42 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
37.5 - 37.7 in.
38.8 - 40.9 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
40 in.
32 - 35.2 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
36.9 - 37.5 in.
35.6 - 37.1 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
15.2 cu. ft.
8.8 - 12.6 cu. ft.

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Optional
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional

Climate Control

Climate Control

Dual Zone

Dual Zone

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional

Standard Seat

Standard Seat

Passengers

Passengers
5
4 - 5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Optional

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Optional

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional
Optional

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Front Seats
Optional
Optional

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Optional
Optional

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar

Exterior Features

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional

Tire Width

Tire Width
P215/55VR17 - P225/45R18
225/40ZR19 - P225/50HR17

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
111 in.
111.8 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
37.4 ft.
35.3 - 37.6 ft.

Length

Length
193.3 in.
184.5 in.

Width

Width
71.7 in.
71.3 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
3571 lbs.
3836 - 3957 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
268 hp
241 hp

Torque

Torque
248 ft. lbs.
273 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
100 lbs.

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional
Optional

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
17.2 gal.
17.4 gal.

Combined

Combined
26 mpg
26 - 29 mpg

City

City
21 mpg
22 - 24 mpg

Highway

Highway
30 mpg
29 - 33 mpg

Manual Mode

Manual Mode

Safety Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control
Optional

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Optional

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Optional
Optional

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keeping Assist
Optional

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
Optional

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Optional

Rear Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag
Optional

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
Lexus ES
Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Body Style

Body Style
Sedan
4MATIC Cabriolet, 4MATIC Coupe, 4MATIC Sedan, Cabriolet, Coupe, Sedan

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive - Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Classification

EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars
Compact Cars

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
5
4 - 5

Passenger Volume

Passenger Volume
100.1 ft³.
88.2 ft³.

Base Curb Weight

Base Curb Weight
3571 lbs.
3836 - 3957 lbs.

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
24 mpg.
25 - 27 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
21 mpg.
22 - 24 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
30 mpg.
29 - 33 mpg.

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1000 lbs.
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
100 lbs.
2.0 L/121

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1000 lbs.
Gasoline Direct Injection

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
100 lbs.
421

Engine Type

Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6
9

Displacement

Displacement
3.5 L/211
Automatic w/OD

Fuel System

Fuel System
Sequential MPI
5.35

Trans Type

Trans Type
6
3.24

Trans Description Cont.

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD
2.25

First Gear Ratio (:1)

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.30
1.64

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.90
1.21

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.42
1.00

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00
4.93

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71
3.07

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.61
6.6, 6.7, 7.1

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.15
150

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.46
Strut

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.4
Multi-Link

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130
Strut

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
Strut
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Strut
R01 - R02

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut
R01 - R02

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Strut
225/40ZR19, 225/45R18, P225/40ZR19, P225/45HR18, P225/45R18, P225/50HR17

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
P215/55VR17 - P225/45R18
245/40R18, 255/35ZR19, P225/50HR17, P245/35ZR19, P245/40HR18, P245/40R18, P255/35ZR19

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
P215/55VR17 - P225/45R18
17 X 7 - 19 X 7.5 in.

Spare Tire Size

Spare Tire Size
Compact
17 X 7 - 19 X 8.5 in.

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
17 - 18 X 7.5 in.
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
17 - 18 X 7.5 in.
Aluminum

Spare Wheel Size

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in.
Rack-Pinion

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum
35.3 - 37.6 ft.

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum
4-Wheel Disc

Spare Wheel Material

Spare Wheel Material
Steel
4-Wheel

Steering Type

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Yes

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
37.4 ft.
Yes

Brake Type

Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc
13 in.

Brake ABS System

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
11.8 in.

Disc - Front

Disc - Front
Yes
17.4 gal.

Disc - Rear

Disc - Rear
Yes
38.8 - 40.9 in.

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.6 in.
41.7 - 42 in.

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11 in.
54.8 - 55.3 in.

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
17.2 gal.
35.6 - 37.1 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
37.5 - 37.7 in.
32 - 35.2 in.

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.9 in.
51.7 - 55 in.

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
57.6 in.
111.8 in.

Front Hip Room

Front Hip Room
54.8 in.
184.5 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
36.9 - 37.5 in.
71.3 in.

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
40 in.
55.3 - 56.8 in.

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
55 in.
61.5 - 61.6 in.

Second Hip Room

Second Hip Room
53.8 in.
60.8 - 60.9 in.

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
111 in.
8.8 - 12.6 ft³.

Length, Overall

Length, Overall
193.3 in.
0.86

Width, Max w/o mirrors

Width, Max w/o mirrors
71.7 in.
0.72

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
57.1 in.
C-Class

Track Width, Front

Track Width, Front
62.6 in.
Intermediate Luxury

Track Width, Rear

Track Width, Rear
62 in.
Convertible, Coupe, Sedan

Min Ground Clearance

Min Ground Clearance
6.1 in.
2.0

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
15.2 ft³.
DOHC

Model Group

Model Group
ES350
aluminum

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Intermediate Luxury
4

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Sedan
4