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Lexus IS
2021 Lexus IS
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$39,050
Starting Price (MSRP)
7.9
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Lexus RC
2021 Lexus RC
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$42,220
Starting Price (MSRP)
8.4
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Mercedes-Benz C-Class Plug-in Hybrid
2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Plug-in Hybrid
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$47,900
Starting Price (MSRP)
8.9
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Overview

Engine
2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Engine
2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Engine
2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Plug-in Hybrid
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
Transmission
7-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 21 MPG
Hwy: 31 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 21 MPG
Hwy: 31 MPG
Fuel Economy
N/A
Fuel Tank Capacity
17.4 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
17.4 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
13.2 gallons
Range
N/A
Range
N/A
Range
10 miles
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
4 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Trunk Volume
10.8 ft³
Trunk Volume
10.4 ft³
Trunk Volume
11.8 ft³

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Plug-in Hybrid
Horsepower
241 hp @ 5200 rpm
241 hp @ 5200 rpm
275 hp @ 5550 rpm
Torque
258 lb-ft @ 1650 rpm
258 lb-ft @ 1650 rpm
443 lb-ft @ 1200 rpm
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
8-Speed Automatic
7-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Rear-Wheel Drive
Rear-Wheel Drive

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
3,715 lbs
3,737 lbs
3,924 lbs

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
25 MPG
25 MPG
30 MPG
City
21 MPG
21 MPG
N/A
Highway
31 MPG
31 MPG
N/A

Emissions

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

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
17.4 gallons
17.4 gallons
13.2 gallons
Cruising Range City
365.4 miles
365.4 miles
N/A
Cruising Range Highway
539.4 miles
539.4 miles
N/A

Battery Range & Charge Times

Range
N/A
N/A
10 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
185.4 in
185 in
184.5 in
Height
56.5 in
54.9 in
56.8 in
Max Width
72.4 in
72.4 in
72.1 in
Front Width
62.2 in
62.2 in
61.5 in
Rear Width
62 in
63 in
60.4 in
Wheelbase
110.2 in
107.5 in
111.4 in
Ground Clearance
5.5 in
5.3 in
N/A

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
4 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
44.8 in
45.4 in
41.7 in
Front Seat Headroom
38.2 in
39 in
40.9 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
55.9 in
54.7 in
55.3 in
Front Seat Hip Room
54.3 in
53.9 in
N/A
Rear Seat Leg Room
32.2 in
27.3 in
35.2 in
Rear Seat Headroom
36.9 in
34.8 in
37.1 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
53.4 in
50.8 in
55 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
54 in
44.9 in
N/A

Cargo Space

Trunk Volume
10.8 ft³
10.4 ft³
11.8 ft³

Wheels and Suspension

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
34.2 ft
34.2 ft
36.8 ft

Wheels

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

Suspension

Front Suspension
Double Wishbone
Double Wishbone
Strut
Rear Suspension
Multi-Link
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Tires

Front Tire
P235/45VR18
P235/45VR18
P225/45HR18
Rear Tire
P235/45VR18
P235/45VR18
P245/40HR18
Spare Tire
Compact
Compact
N/A

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Atomic Silver
  • Caviar
  • Cloudburst Gray
  • Eminent White Pearl
  • Grecian Water
  • Iridium
  • Matador Red Mica
  • Atomic Silver
  • Caviar
  • Eminent White Pearl
  • Grecian Water
  • Infrared
  • Obsidian
  • Black
  • Polar White

Optional Exterior Colors

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

Standard Interior Materials

  • Black, NuLuxe Seat Trim
  • Glazed Caramel, NuLuxe Seat Trim
  • Rioja Red, NuLuxe Seat Trim
  • Black, NuLuxe Seat Trim
  • Flaxen, NuLuxe Seat Trim
  • Glazed Caramel, NuLuxe Seat Trim
  • Black, Leather Upholstery
  • Black, MB-Tex Upholstery
  • Crystal Grey/Black, Leather Upholstery
  • Crystal Grey/Black, MB-Tex Upholstery
  • Silk Beige/Black, Leather Upholstery
  • Silk Beige/Black, MB-Tex Upholstery

Features and Options

Infotainment

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

Interior Trim

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

Comfort

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

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Standard
Standard
Cross-Traffic Alert
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Rear Parking Aid
Not Available
Optional
Not Available
Blind Spot Monitor
Standard
Not Available
Optional
Lane Departure Warning
Standard
Standard
Optional
Lane Keeping Assist
Standard
Standard
Optional
ABS
Standard
Standard
Standard
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Standard
Standard
Brake Assist
Standard
Standard
Standard
Stability Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Traction Control
Standard
Standard
Standard

US NHTSA crash test result

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
N/A
Rollover Rating
N/A
Overall Rating
N/A
N/A
Side Crash Rating
N/A
N/A

Airbags

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

Warranty

Warranty Summary

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