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2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs. 2016 Buick LaCrosse Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Buick LaCrosse than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, due to its greater head- and legroom. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, drivers may find the Buick LaCrosse a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Mercedes-Benz C-Class as you will with the Buick LaCrosse, 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 Mercedes-Benz C-Class will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Buick LaCrosse, which has a much lower MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Mercedes-Benz C-Class and the Buick LaCrosse have similar Destination Charges.

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

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Buick LaCrosse.

Handling
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class has a smaller turning radius than the Buick LaCrosse, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class is somewhat more powerful than the Buick LaCrosse.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Mercedes-Benz C-Class and the Buick LaCrosse. The Mercedes-Benz C-Class has less cargo capacity than the Buick LaCrosse, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Buick LaCrosse.

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2016 Mercedes-Benz
C-Class

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MSRP*: $38,950 - $73,250

2016 Buick
LaCrosse

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MSRP*: $31,065 - $40,675
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $750
Low APR Loan: As low as 3.24% As low as 2.90%
Lease Incentive: As low as 3.10% As low as 1.08%
City MPG: 18 - 25 17 - 18
Highway MPG: 25 - 34 26 - 28
Engine(s): Inline-4, V-6, V-8 V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
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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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $36,224 - $68,123 $30,910 - $39,048

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.