2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs 2018 Lexus ES

2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs 2018 Lexus ES

The world of luxury cars is filled with amenities and options, so much so that it can be difficult to choose the right car when you're in the market for one. Some may say that all luxury cars are created equal, but although you may be a step above the economy class regardless, all luxury cars are most certainly not created equal. We'll show you why in this comparison between the 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs the 2018 Lexus ES.

While Mercedes-Benz provides a few different trims to choose from with the C-Class, Lexus takes a one-size fits all approach with the ES. You can either opt for the ES 350 model or the ES 300h model if you want hybrid power instead. The C-Class also offers that hybrid option, except in its case it is a plug-in hybrid model, giving you that added benefit of being able to enjoy pure electric power that can be recharged when at home.

2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class


2018 Lexus ES

241 hp, 273 lb-ft of torque Standard Engine Specs 268 hp, 248 lb-ft of torque
Available 4MATIC® AWD* AWD N/A
Available plug-in hybrid Hybrid variation Available hybrid
7 or 9-speed automatic Transmission 6-speed automatic

Differences Between the 2018 C-Class vs 2018 ES

If you decide to stick with the standard C-Class model instead, you'll still be delighted to find it can deliver 241 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque. That's a little less horsepower than the ES, but significantly more torque. For many drivers, it is the torque that they desire most in a vehicle, providing that thrilling driving feel. Moreover, the C-Class comes with either a 7-speed or 9-speed automatic, fitting for an exhilarating luxury car... but the ES disappoints with only a simple 6-speed automatic.

As you can see, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class has an edge over the 2018 Lexus ES in several ways, but don't just let us be the judge. Judge it for yourself by taking a test drive here at Luxury Imports of Bowling Green.

*Best performance on snow and ice obtained with winter tires. Please always drive carefully, consistent with road conditions.

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