2019 Lexus GS F vs. 2019 Mercedes AMG C 63 Sedan

Detailed Review, Specifications & Comparison

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Safety

For enhanced safety, the front shoulder belts of the Lexus GS F are height-adjustable, and the rear seat shoulder belts have child comfort guides to move the belt to properly fit children. A better fit can prevent injuries and the increased comfort also encourages children to buckle up. The Mercedes AMG C 63 Sedan has only front height-adjustable seat belts.

The GS F has standard Whiplash Injury Lessening Seats, which use a specially designed seat to protect the driver and front passenger from whiplash. During a rear-end collision, the Whiplash Injury Lessening Seats system allows the backrest to travel backwards to cushion the occupants and the headrests move forward to prevent neck and spine injuries. The AMG C 63 Sedan doesn’t offer a whiplash protection system.

Both the GS F and the AMG C 63 Sedan have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front and rear side-impact airbags, driver knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, front and rear seatbelt pretensioners, height adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, crash mitigating brakes, daytime running lights, blind spot warning systems, rearview cameras and rear cross-path warning.

Warranty

Lexus’ powertrain warranty covers the GS F 2 years and 20,000 miles longer than Mercedes covers the AMG C 63 Sedan. Any repair needed on the engine, transmission, axles, joints or driveshafts is fully covered for 6 years or 70,000 miles. Coverage on the AMG C 63 Sedan ends after only 4 years or 50,000 miles.

The GS F’s corrosion warranty is 1 year longer than the AMG C 63 Sedan’s (6 vs. 5 years).

Reliability

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2018 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that Lexus vehicles are better in initial quality than Mercedes vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Lexus 8th in initial quality, above the industry average. With 8 more problems per 100 vehicles, Mercedes is ranked 14th.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2018 survey of the owners of three-year-old vehicles provides the long-term dependability statistics that show that Lexus vehicles are more reliable than Mercedes vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Lexus first in reliability, above the industry average. With 48 more problems per 100 vehicles, Mercedes is ranked 15th.

From surveys of all its subscribers, Consumer Reports’ December 2018 Auto Issue reports that Lexus vehicles are more reliable than Mercedes vehicles. Consumer Reports ranks Lexus first in reliability. Mercedes is ranked 17th.

Brakes and Stopping

For better stopping power the GS F’s standard front brake rotors are larger than those on the AMG C 63 Sedan:

 

GS F

AMG C 63 Sedan

Front Rotors

14.9 inches

14.2 inches

Tires and Wheels

For better traction, the GS F has larger tires than the AMG C 63 Sedan (F:255/35R19 & R:275/35R19 vs. F:245/40R18 & R:265/40R18).

The GS F’s tires provide better handling because they have a lower 35 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the AMG C 63 Sedan’s standard 40 series tires.

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the GS F has standard 19-inch wheels. Smaller 18-inch wheels are standard on the AMG C 63 Sedan.

The GS F has a standard space-saver spare tire so you can replace a flat tire and drive to have the flat repaired or replaced. A spare tire isn’t available on the AMG C 63 Sedan; it requires you to depend on roadside assistance and your vehicle will have to be towed.

Passenger Space

The GS F has .9 inches more front headroom, 1.9 inches more front shoulder room, .7 inches more rear headroom and .7 inches more rear shoulder room than the AMG C 63 Sedan.

Cargo Capacity

The GS F has a much larger trunk than the AMG C 63 Sedan (14 vs. 12.6 cubic feet).

Servicing Ease

J.D. Power and Associates surveys of service recipients show that Lexus service is better than Mercedes. J.D. Power ranks Lexus third in service department satisfaction. With a 3% lower rating, Mercedes is ranked 6th.

Ergonomics

In poor weather, headlights can lose their effectiveness as grime builds up on their lenses. This can reduce visibility without the driver realizing. The GS F offers available headlight washers to keep headlight output high. The AMG C 63 Sedan doesn’t offer headlight washers.

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