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2018 Mercedes-Benz C 300 vs 2018 Lexus ES 350

Continuing a tradition of luxury craftsmanship, the 2018 C-Class delivers aggressive style, budget-friendly pricing, and thrilling performance. Available in three body styles—Coupe, Sedan, and Cabriolet—the C-Class lineup defines versatility. The C 300 is the base model for all C-Class body styles. Discover how it fares against the competition with this 2018 Mercedes-Benz C 300 vs 2018 Lexus ES 350 comparison.  

Although both the C 300 and ES 350 are affordably priced, the C 300's slightly higher starting price indicates higher value—meaning more standard bells and whistles to enhance the drive. The 3 C00 sports a 2.0L I4 engine while the ES 350 boasts a 3.5L V6, which results in more horsepower for the ES 350. The C 300, however, is more efficient—which means C 300 drivers get an ideal balance of power and efficiency. Take the 2018 C 300 Coupe, Sedan, or Cabriolet for a test drive today!  

2018 C 300 vs 2018 ES 350

2018 Mercedes-Benz C 300 


2018 Lexus ES 350

$40,250* Starting MSRP $38,900
2.0L inline-4 turbo Engine 3.5L V6
241 horsepower & 273 lb-ft of torque  Max Horsepower & Torque 268 horsepower & 248 lb-ft of torque
Up to 24 city /  33 highway mpg Max Fuel Economy Up to 21 city / 30 highway mpg


2018 C 300 Available Package Options 

Drivers who choose the fun and sporty C 300 will have an array of package and accessory options to personalize their new Mercedes-Benz. The C 300 offers several ways to customize including appearance packages, technology packages, safety packages, connectivity packages, and additional wheel options. The available AMG® line package adds Mercedes AMG®-inspired design details like gloss black accents and stylish black wheels. A list of some of the available C 300 packages is included below.  

  • Advanced Lighting Package – adds LED lighting 
  • Premium Package – adds premium convenience features 
  • Multimedia Package – adds COMAND navigation 
  • Night Package – adds AMG® line package and other black accents 
  • Smartphone Integration Package – adds Apple CarPlay and Android Auto  
  • Parking Assist Package – adds PARKTRONIC® and a Surround View System 
  • Premium Driver Assistance Package – adds several driver-assists  
  • ...and much more!  

*MSRP does/does not include transportation charge. Excludes options, taxes, title, registration, [and dealer prep]. Options, model availability, and price may vary. [See dealer for details.] 

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