2017 Mercedes-Benz C 300 vs. 2017 Lexus RC 350

2017 MB C 300 White

C 300

2017 Lexus RC 350 Orange

RC 350

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz C 300 is a byword for luxury performance in a way that the 2017 Lexus RC 350 can never be. The Mercedes-Benz brand is one that only deals with models cut from the finest cloth, while Lexus is nothing more than an upscale wing of Toyota. As such, the Mercedes-Benz C 300 — an entry-level model of the C-Class lineup — offers a level of comfort, safety, and convenience drawn right from the cutting-edge.


It’s hard to put the pure indulgence of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz C 300 into words, but it’s easy to spot on the roadways of River Island or Evans. Even as standard, you’ll sink into 10-way power front seats with four-way power lumbar support, ensuring sumptuous support to match your own size and shape.

Available features include:

  • Air Balance Cabin-Air Purification System: An ionizer and dual activated charcoal filters eliminate airborne impurities and odors.

  • Air Balance Cabin Fragrance System: One of four gentle aromas is released at set intervals.

The 2017 Lexus RC 350 might claim to rival the Mercedes-Benz C 300, but it lacks these creature comforts.


Mercedes-Benz truly leads the way when it comes to driver assistance technology, and the new Mercedes-Benz C 300 benefits enormously. Here are just a few of the features it can provide as standard that simply aren’t available with the Lexus RC 350:

  • ATTENTION ASSIST®: Monitors numerous indicators of driving behavior, then provides a warning if you seem to be losing focus.

  • Crosswind Assist: Detects the effects of strong side winds, then adjusts your ride to compensate.

  • PRESAFE®: Detects when a collision or rollover might be imminent, then tightens the front seat belts, adjusts the front-passenger seat, and closes the sunroof and windows.

Entertainment and Convenience

The Mercedes-Benz C 300 complements its generous range of comfort features and safety technologies with several high-end amenities, including:

  • Surround View System: Provides a top-down view for easy low-speed maneuvering.

  • FrontBass: Utilizes rigid front frame members to create an under-dash subwoofer

  • Burmester Surround Sound System: Delivers immersive audio through 13 speakers and a 590-watt 9-channel digital amplifier.

Once again, these features aren’t available with the 2017 Lexus RC 350.

Find Your 2017 C 300 from Mercedes-Benz of Augusta

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz C 300 is a step above even the closest competitor, and the 2017 Lexus RC 350 is far from the closest competitor. If you’d like to explore finance options or take a test drive, just contact Mercedes-Benz of Augusta or visit our showroom — we’re only a short drive from River Island, Evans, and other surrounding areas.