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2013 Infiniti M56 vs. 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class Review

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Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Infiniti M56 than the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class. The Infiniti M56 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Infiniti M56 as you will with the Mercedes-Benz CLS-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). Based on MSRP, the Infiniti M56 is clearly a better financial choice over the Mercedes-Benz CLS-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 Infiniti M56 and the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Infiniti M56 is much slimmer than the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. When looking at overall length, the Infiniti M56 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class.

Drivetrain
The Infiniti M56 has much less torque than the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Infiniti M56 has about the same turning radius as the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Infiniti M56 is significantly less powerful than the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
The Infiniti M56 offers greater seating capacity than the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Infiniti M56 as you will in the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class.

Warranty
The basic warranty for the Infiniti M56 offers a little more coverage than the basic warranty of the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class in terms of months/miles.

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2013 Infiniti
M56

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MSRP*: $61,200
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2014 Mercedes-Benz
CLS-Class

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MSRP*: $72,100 - $106,500
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Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $3,500
Low APR Loan: -- As low as 1.99%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 16 16 - 18
Highway MPG: 24 22 - 27
Engine(s): V-8 V-8
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 4 - 4
Basic Warranty: 4 years/60,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating
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**** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Invoice*: $56,916 $67,053 - $99,045

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