The 2017 Mercedes-Benz C 300 vs the 2017 Lexus RC 350

2017 Mercedes-Benz C 300

2017 Mercedes-Benz C 300

2017 Lexus RC 350

2017 Lexus RC 350


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Will the 2017 Lexus RC 350 prove the plucky upstart sedan able to dethrone the established 2017 Mercedes-Benz C 300? No. Even a cursory comparison shows the 2017 Mercedes-Benz C 300 — an entry-level C-Class model — leading the erstwhile Lexus in terms of everything from power and efficiency to comfort and safety. Just take a look at how the two stack up against each other.

Power and Efficiency

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz C 300 delivers three engine options to the 2017 Lexus RC 350’s one, including:

  • 2.0L Inline-4 Turbo: Makes up to 241 hp, plus up to 24 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway.
  • AMG®-Enhanced 3.0L V6 bi-Turbo: Makes up to 362 hp.
  • AMG® 4.0L V8 bi-Turbo: Makes up to a staggering 503 hp.

The 2017 Lexus RC 350 ekes out 306 hp and makes just 19 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway. Whether you’re hitting the gas between Kerrville and Fredericksburg or zipping through the city streets, the Mercedes-Benz is going to suit you better.


You’ll find several features as standard with the new Mercedes-Benz C 300 that are absent or missing entirely from the 2017 Lexus RC 350, including:

  • 14-Way Power Driver’s Seat with 4-Way Power Lumbar Support and Three-Position Memory.
  • An innovative FrontBass system that uses the vehicle’s bodyshell to create an incredibly resonant under-dash subwoofer.

The Lexus also misses out on some of the Lexus’s choicer available features, including a surround view camera and a 13-speaker Burmester surround sound system.


The 2017 Mercedes-Benz C 300 severely outpaces the 2017 Lexus RC 350 in terms of comfort and convenience technology, but it exhibits even more dramatic superiority in terms of safety, with technologies including:

  • Crosswind Assist
  • Speed Limit Assist

You can look for these features with the Lexus, but that doesn’t mean you’ll find them. For outstanding peace of mind, it’s Mercedes-Benz C 300 all the way.

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz C 300 is an Exceptional Sedan

It’s tough for any other luxury sedan to touch the benchmark set by the Mercedes-Benz C 300, and the Lexus RC 350 certainly isn’t up to that formidable task. If you’d like to find out more, contact Mercedes-Benz of Boerne today. You can also apply for financing straight away using our online form.