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2013 BMW ActiveHybrid 3 vs. 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The BMW ActiveHybrid 3 offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Mercedes-Benz C-Class with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. The BMW ActiveHybrid 3 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the BMW ActiveHybrid 3 as you will with the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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). The BMW ActiveHybrid 3 is somewhat more expensive than the Mercedes-Benz C-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 ActiveHybrid 3 and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The BMW ActiveHybrid 3 is about the same width as the Mercedes-Benz C-Class. When looking at overall length, the BMW ActiveHybrid 3 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the BMW ActiveHybrid 3 transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

Handling
The BMW ActiveHybrid 3 has about the same turning radius as the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW ActiveHybrid 3 is somewhat more powerful than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the BMW ActiveHybrid 3 and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class. The BMW ActiveHybrid 3 has significantly less cargo room than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The BMW ActiveHybrid 3 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

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2013 BMW
ActiveHybrid 3

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MSRP*: $49,650

2015 Mercedes-Benz
C-Class

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MSRP*: $38,400 - $48,590
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $2,000
Low APR Loan: -- As low as 1.99%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 25 19 - 24
Highway MPG: 33 27 - 31
Engine(s): Inline-6 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 4 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Invoice*: $45,680 $35,712 - $45,189

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