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2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs. 2019 Lexus RC | Mercedes-Benz of Smithtown
2019 Benz C-Class

2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

2019 Lexus RC

2019 Lexus RC

2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs. 2019 Lexus RC

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is a stunner, no question about that. It is also brilliant at being able to display characteristics that are needed for having a winning ride. This goes to say that the esteemed German auto maker is successful again at bringing forth a car that will impress not only in looks but also with its performance.

Another looker in the same segment as the C-Class is the 2019 Lexus RC. While the C-Class is expected to dominate, how will the RC compete against it? Here is a comprehensive outlook for both cars’ characteristics to see if the refreshed RC has the potential to win against the C-Class.

Design & Style

The C-Class looks striking at all forms. The new diamond-patterned grille only made look more stunning, especially with the restyled and brighter LED head and taillights. Other than the lovely exterior, the interior is where true luxury can be best appreciated. The choices for the trim are amazing as one can truly make the already-exceptional cabin look more amazing.

Although it is not a popular choice, the RC does look good and plays the luxurious vehicle role really well. The fascia is visually appealing with the new design for the headlights. Its cabin is also improved using high-quality materials so that it can appear more upscale.

Technology & Safety

The 2019 version of the C-Class get an updated infotainment. Although the predecessor already had impressive in-car tech, the newer one sports an enviable set of technology. It has a standard 7-inch display that shows clear and crisp graphics, the audio system sounds excellent, and the driver aids are well-calibrated.

One thing that Lexus can’t perfect is the infotainment system for almost all their cars not only with the RC. This is such a shame especially that the RC has the modern look that most people wanted. Aside from dated equipment, the interface is also frustrating thus making it distractive to use while on the road.


The C-Class delivers a sufficiently- spirited drive with its 2.0-liter 255 hp engine. If this is not enough, the AMG® trims will definitely impress with the 3.0-liter V-6 engine than provide as much as 503 hp.

The RC is equipped with a 241-hp engine. Although it rides well, it is significantly slower to drive. It has a nice steering feel but other than that, the performance is pretty basic and not sporty at all.

The Bottom Line

There are many reasons why the 2019 Lexus RC simply cannot compete against the 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class. Other than the beautiful exterior, the RC failed to offer what the C-Class has perfected through the years. The C-Class truly deserves to be recognized for its impressive styling, the best set of in-car tech, and undeniably great performance.

Ready to Schedule a 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Test Drive Today?

At Mercedes-Benz of Smithtown, we offer a wide variety of Mercedes-Benz models for you to choose from, including the 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class and we are more than happy to arrange for a test drive so that you can experience the stellar features of this vehicle. Call us today to make an appointment or simply pay us a visit at our showroom today!


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