Lexus ES vs. Mercedes-Benz C-Class

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Key Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$39,750
$41,400 - $53,850

Expert Rating

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews
4.08 / 5
12 Reviews

Horsepower

Horsepower
302 hp
255 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

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

HeadsUp Display

HeadsUp Display
Optional
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
Optional

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
Optional
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.4 in.
41.7 - 42 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
37.5 - 37.6 in.
37.1 - 38.8 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
39.2 in.
32 - 35.2 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.8 in.
35.6 - 37.1 in.

Trunk Volume

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

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional

WiFi Hotspot

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input

Climate Control

Climate Control

Dual Zone

Dual Zone

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional

Passengers

Passengers
5
4 - 5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional
Optional

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Front Seats
Optional
Optional

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Optional

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar

Exterior Features

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum
Aluminum

Tire Width

Tire Width
235/45R18 - P215/55VR17
225/40ZR19 - P225/50HR17

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
113 in.
111.8 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
38 ft.
36.8 ft.

Length

Length
195.9 in.
184.5 in.

Width

Width
73.4 in.
71.3 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
3649 lbs.
3472 - 4012 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
302 hp
255 hp

Torque

Torque
267 ft. lbs.
273 ft. lbs.

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
15.9 gal.
17.4 gal.

Combined

Combined
28 mpg
25 - 29 mpg

City

City
22 mpg
21 - 23 mpg

Highway

Highway
33 mpg
29 - 34 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

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Auto Leveling Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlights
Optional
Optional

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
Optional

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

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

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
99.9 ft³.
79.3 - 81.4 ft³.

Base Curb Weight

Base Curb Weight
3649 lbs.
3472 - 4012 lbs.

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

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

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
22 mpg.
21 - 23 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
33 mpg.
29 - 34 mpg.

Engine Type

Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4

Displacement

Displacement
3.5 L/211
2.0 L/121

Fuel System

Fuel System
Port/Direct Injection
Gasoline Direct Injection

Trans Type

Trans Type
8
9

Trans Description Cont.

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD
Automatic w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)

First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.52
5.35

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.18
3.24

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.05
2.25

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.49
1.64

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.23
1.21

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00
1.00

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.22
4.80

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.56
3.07

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

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.8
6.6, 6.8, 7.1, 7.3, 7.4

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
Strut
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
235/45R18 - P215/55VR17
225/40ZR19, 225/45R18, P225/40ZR19, P225/45HR18, P225/45R18, P225/50HR17

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
235/45R18 - P215/55VR17
245/40R18, 255/35ZR19, P225/50HR17, P245/35ZR19, P245/40HR18, P245/40R18, P255/35ZR19

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
17 X 7.5 - 18 X 8 in.
17 X 7 - 19 X 7.5 in.

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
17 X 7.5 - 18 X 8 in.
17 X 7 - 19 X 8.5 in.

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum
Aluminum

Steering Type

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
38 ft.
36.8 ft.

Brake Type

Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc
4-Wheel Disc

Brake ABS System

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
4-Wheel

Disc - Front

Disc - Front
Yes
Yes

Disc - Rear

Disc - Rear
Yes
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12 in.
13 in.

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.1 in.
11.8 in.

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
15.9 gal.
17.4 gal.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
37.5 - 37.6 in.
37.1 - 38.8 in.

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.4 in.
41.7 - 42 in.

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
55.9 in.
54.8 - 55.3 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.8 in.
35.6 - 37.1 in.

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
39.2 in.
32 - 35.2 in.

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
54.3 in.
51.7 - 55 in.

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
113 in.
111.8 in.

Length, Overall

Length, Overall
195.9 in.
184.5 in.

Width, Max w/o mirrors

Width, Max w/o mirrors
73.4 in.
71.3 in.

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
56.9 in.
55.3 - 56.8 in.

Track Width, Front

Track Width, Front
62.9 in.
61.5 - 61.7 in.

Track Width, Rear

Track Width, Rear
63.4 in.
60.8 - 61.1 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
16.7 ft³.
8.8 - 12.6 ft³.

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.80
0.86

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67
0.72

Model Group

Model Group
ES350
C-Class

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Intermediate Luxury
Intermediate Luxury

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Sedan
Convertible, Coupe, Sedan

Engine Displacement Units

Engine Displacement Units
3.5
2.0

Engine Camshaft

Engine Camshaft
DOHC
DOHC

Engine Block Type

Engine Block Type
aluminum
aluminum

Engine Cylinder Count

Engine Cylinder Count
6
4

Engine Valve Count

Engine Valve Count
4
4