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2014 BMW 328d vs. 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Mercedes-Benz E-Class than the BMW 328d, due to its greater head- and legroom. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, the BMW 328d may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
The BMW 328d will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Based on MSRP, the BMW 328d is clearly a better financial choice over the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The BMW 328d and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the BMW 328d is much slimmer than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the BMW 328d, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the BMW 328d and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.

Handling
The BMW 328d has about the same turning radius as the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW 328d is significantly less powerful than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
The BMW 328d has less seating than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, making the Mercedes-Benz E-Class the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The BMW 328d has less cargo capacity than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The BMW 328d comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

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2014 BMW
328d

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MSRP*: $42,950
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2014 Mercedes-Benz
E-Class

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MSRP*: $58,600 - $102,370
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Cash Back Rebate: Up to $1,250 Up to $3,000
Low APR Loan: As low as 3.19% As low as 1.99%
Lease Incentive: As low as 3.12% --
City MPG: 31 15 - 19
Highway MPG: 43 21 - 26
Engine(s): Inline-4 V-6, V-8
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 7
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $39,515 $54,498 - $95,204

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