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2018 Mercedes-Benz C 300 Coupe vs. 2017 Lexus RC Coupe

2018 Mercedes-Benz C 300 Coupe vs. 2017 Lexus RC Coupe

Fuel-efficient performance, up-to-the-minute cabin features, and intelligent safety systems are at the tops of many Anthem luxury car shoppers’ lists. In that regard, the new C 300 Coupe soars above the 2017 Lexus RC Coupe, offering:

  • Greater torque
  • Memory settings
  • Multiple exclusive interior features
  • Standard driver assists

In the comparison below, you’ll get a closer look at the 2018 Mercedes-Benz C 300 Coupe vs. the 2017 Lexus RC. Continue reading to see which is the right pick for drivers in North Las Vegas and Boulder City!

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2018 Mercedes-Benz C 300 Coupe VS 2017 Lexus RC Coupe
273 lb-ft Torque 258 lb-ft
Standard Panorama Roof Feature Not Offered
Standard Driver Memory Settings Optional
Standard Forward Collision Mitigation with Automatic Braking Optional
Standard HomeLink™ Garage Door Opener Feature Not Offered

Engine Specs and Fuel Economy

The RC Turbo and C 300 are both motivated by a 2.0L turbo 4-cylinder engine that’s rated at 241 hp. Although they produce identical horsepower, their torque figures are anything but. The RC Turbo offers just 258 lb-ft of torque, falling behind the C 300 Coupe’s 273 lb-ft of torque. This means the Mercedes-Benz option delivers more power at low engine speeds. As a result, the RC Turbo is slightly more fuel-efficient on the highway, but the C 300 matches its city mpg rating of 22 mpg.

2017 C-Class Engine
C-Class Panorama Roof

Must-Have Features

The RC and C-Class Coupes house no shortage of desirable features. Their large central displays provide access to features like Bluetooth®* handsfree calling, audio streaming, and HD Radio. Additional luxuries, such as dual-zone automatic climate control and push-button start, are staples inside both cabins. However, when it comes to making Enterprise drivers and their passengers feel at home, the 2018 C 300 goes the extra mile with the following exclusives:

  • Panorama roof with a power sunshade
  • Driver memory settings for the seat and exterior mirrors
  • 4-way power lumbar support for the front seats
  • 40/20/40-split-folding rear seats
  • Remote trunk release
  • HomeLink garage door opener
  • Optional electronic trunk lid

Intelligent Safety Technology

For greater peace of mind on the road, the 2018 C 300 and 2017 RC include multi-airbag protection, brake assistance, LED headlamps, and a rearview camera. Roadside Assistance and a Vehicle Location System are standard for both, thanks to Mercedes-Benz mbrace® Connect and Lexus Enform Safety Connect. Clever safety systems, such as forward collision mitigation with automatic braking, are available for the Lexus RC, but an upgrade is required. The Mercedes-Benz C 300 saves you the hassle by including a plethora of intelligent safety systems from the get-go, including:

  • Crosswind Assist
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
Collision Prevention Assist Plus C-Class

Find Your Premium Vehicle Near North Las Vegas!

Offering a stronger engine, a more luxurious cabin, and a wider selection of safety-first systems, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz C 300 Coupe sets itself far apart from the 2017 Lexus RC Coupe. If you’d like to jump behind the wheel of the new C 300 Coupe or compare other Mercedes-Benz vs. Lexus models, contact Mercedes-Benz of Henderson, or visit us near Green Valley at 925 Auto Show Drive! Our doors are open Monday through Saturday!

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