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Lexus IS
2021 Lexus IS
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TBC
Starting Price (MSRP)
7.9
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Lexus LS
2021 Lexus LS
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$78,670
Starting Price (MSRP)
8.9
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Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan
2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan
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$41,400
Starting Price (MSRP)
8.5
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Overview

Engine
3.5-liter V6 Gas
Engine
3.5-liter Twin-Turbo V6 Gas
Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
Transmission
10-Speed Automatic
Transmission
9-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
N/A
Fuel Economy
City: 18 MPG
Hwy: 27 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 24 MPG
Hwy: 35 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
N/A
Fuel Tank Capacity
21.7 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
17.4 gallons
Seating Capacity
N/A
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Trunk Volume
N/A
Trunk Volume
16.9 ft³
Trunk Volume
12.6 ft³

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
3.5-liter V6 Gas
3.5-liter Twin-Turbo V6 Gas
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Horsepower
260 hp
416 hp @ 6000 rpm
255 hp @ 5800 rpm
Torque
236 lb-ft
442 lb-ft @ 1600 rpm
273 lb-ft @ 1800 rpm
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
10-Speed Automatic
9-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
All-Wheel Drive
Rear-Wheel Drive

Steering

Steering Type
N/A
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
N/A
19.7 ft
36.8 ft

Wheels

Wheels Type
N/A
N/A
Aluminum Wheels
Front Wheel Size
N/A
19" x 8"
18" x 7.5"
Rear Wheel Size
N/A
19" x 8"
18" x 8.5"

Suspension

Front Suspension
N/A
Multi-Link
Strut
Rear Suspension
N/A
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Tires

Front Tire
N/A
P245/50VR19
P225/45HR18
Rear Tire
N/A
P245/50VR19
P245/40HR18
Spare Tire
N/A
Compact
N/A

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
N/A
21 MPG
28 MPG
City
N/A
18 MPG
24 MPG
Highway
N/A
27 MPG
35 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
N/A
N/A
6.3 Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
N/A
21.7 gallons
17.4 gallons
Cruising Range City
N/A
390.6 miles
417.6 miles
Cruising Range Highway
N/A
585.9 miles
609 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
185.24 in
206.1 in
184.5 in
Height
56.49 in
57.9 in
57 in
Max Width
N/A
74.8 in
71.3 in
Front Width
72.4 in
64.2 in
61.5 in
Rear Width
N/A
64.4 in
60.9 in
Wheelbase
110.2 in
123 in
111.8 in
Ground Clearance
N/A
N/A
3.8 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
N/A
5 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
N/A
41 in
41.7 in
Front Seat Headroom
N/A
37.3 in
37.1 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
N/A
58.8 in
55.3 in
Front Seat Hip Room
N/A
55.5 in
N/A
Rear Seat Leg Room
N/A
38.9 in
35.2 in
Rear Seat Headroom
N/A
37.3 in
37.1 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
N/A
56.4 in
55 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
N/A
55.1 in
N/A

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
N/A
4,938 lbs
3,472 lbs

Cargo Space

Trunk Volume
N/A
16.9 ft³
12.6 ft³

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

N/A
  • Atomic Silver
  • Caviar
  • Eminent White Pearl
  • Liquid Platinum
  • Manganese Luster
  • Matador Red Mica
  • Nightfall Mica
  • Obsidian
  • Satin Cashmere Metallic
  • Black
  • Polar White

Optional Exterior Colors

N/A
N/A
  • Brilliant Blue Metallic
  • Iridium Silver Metallic
  • Lunar Blue Metallic
  • Mojave Silver Metallic
  • Obsidian Black Metallic
  • Selenite Grey Metallic
  • designo Cardinal Red Metallic
  • designo Diamond White Metallic

Standard Interior Materials

N/A
  • Black, Leather Seat Trim
  • Black, Quilted-Stitch Semi-Aniline Leather Seat Trim (LA)
  • Black, Quilted-Stitch Semi-Aniline Leather Seat Trim (LB)
  • Black, Quilted-Stitch Semi-Aniline Leather Seat Trim (LC)
  • Black, Quilted-Stitch Semi-Aniline Leather Seat Trim (LG)
  • Chateau, Leather Seat Trim
  • Chateau, Quilted-Stitch Semi-Aniline Leather Seat Trim (LG)
  • Flaxen, Leather Seat Trim
  • Noble Brown, Quilted-Stitch Semi-Aniline Leather Seat Trim (LA)
  • Noble Brown, Quilted-Stitch Semi-Aniline Leather Seat Trim (LG)
  • Parchment, Leather Seat Trim
  • Parchment, Quilted-Stitch Semi-Aniline Leather Seat Trim (LA)
  • Parchment, Quilted-Stitch Semi-Aniline Leather Seat Trim (LG)
  • White, Quilted-Stitch Semi-Aniline Leather Seat Trim (LH)
  • AMG Black, MB-Tex Upholstery
  • AMG Saddle Brown, MB-Tex Upholstery
  • AMG Silk Beige, MB-Tex Upholstery
  • Black, MB-Tex Upholstery
  • designo Platinum White, designo Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • Magma Grey, MB-Tex Upholstery
  • Silk Beige, MB-Tex Upholstery

Optional Interior Materials

N/A
N/A
  • AMG Black, Leather Upholstery
  • AMG Cranberry Red, Leather Upholstery
  • AMG Silk Beige, Leather Upholstery
  • Black, Leather Upholstery
  • Magma Grey, Leather Upholstery
  • Saddle Brown/Black, Leather Upholstery
  • Silk Beige, Leather Upholstery

Features and Options

Infotainment

HD Radio
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Bluetooth Connection
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Hard Disk Drive Media Storage
Not Available
Not Available
Optional
Premium Sound System
Not Available
Not Available
Optional
Satellite Radio
Not Available
Not Available
Optional
Smart Device Integration
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
WiFi Hotspot
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
MP3 Player
Not Available
Not Available
Standard

Interior Trim

Cloth Seats
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Leather Seats
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Leather Steering Wheel
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Vinyl Seats
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Woodgrain Interior Trim
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Sun/Moonroof
Not Available
Not Available
Standard

Comfort

Head-Up Display
Not Available
Not Available
Optional
Navigation System
Not Available
Not Available
Optional
Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Power Liftgate
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Power Mirror(s)
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
A/C
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control
Not Available
Not Available
Optional
Automatic Parking
Not Available
Not Available
Optional
Climate Control
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Cooled Front Seat(s)
Not Available
Not Available
Optional
Cruise Control
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Hands-Free Liftgate
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Heated Front Seat(s)
Not Available
Not Available
Optional
Heated Steering Wheel
Not Available
Not Available
Optional
Keyless Entry
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Multi-Zone A/C
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Power Driver Seat
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Power Passenger Seat
Not Available
Not Available
Optional
Remote Engine Start
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Remote Trunk Release
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Seat Memory
Not Available
Not Available
Optional
Universal Garage Door Opener
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Keyless Start
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Telematics
Not Available
Not Available
Standard

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Blind Spot Monitor
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Lane Departure Warning
Not Available
Not Available
Optional
Lane Keeping Assist
Not Available
Not Available
Optional
ABS
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Tire Pressure Monitor
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Brake Assist
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Stability Control
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Traction Control
Not Available
Not Available
Standard

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Front Head Air Bag
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Front Side Air Bag
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Knee Air Bag
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Passenger Air Bag
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Rear Head Air Bag
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Rear Side Air Bag
Not Available
Not Available
Standard

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
N/A
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Corrosion
N/A
6 Years / Unlimited Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Drivetrain
N/A
6 Years / 70,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Maintenance
N/A
1 Years / 10,000 Miles
N/A
Roadside Assistance
N/A
4 Years / Unlimited Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles