Lexus IS lacks the power offered by the Mercedes C 300 luxury sedan.
The base-level C 300 comes with a 2.0-liter turbo-4 engine making 241 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque, matched to a 9-speed automatic transmission. The IS base engine is a 2.0-liter turbo-4 engine, also with 241 horsepower but only 258 lb-ft of torque and an 8-speed automatic
The Mercedes-Benz C300 comes with standard features that are only options or not available on the Lexus IS.
These features include run-flat tires, genuine wood trim, front power memory seats, front dual power headrests and much more.
The C 300 has options not available on the Lexus IS include electronic trunk lid, power sunshade on roof and leather seats.
Mercedes Luxury sedan offers lush interior as compared to the Lexus IS.
The cabin quality of the C300 is much more impressive than the faux metal used in the Lexus IS.