2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs. 2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Review

Comparison Review

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Mercedes-Benz E-Class with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Mercedes-Benz C-Class and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class in the front seats.

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 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 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 Mercedes-Benz C-Class and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class have similar Destination Charges.

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class is about the same width as the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. The Mercedes-Benz C-Class is slightly shorter than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, which may make it easier to park.

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

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

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class has less horsepower than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Mercedes-Benz C-Class and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. The Mercedes-Benz C-Class has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

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2015 Mercedes-Benz

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MSRP*: $39,400 - $63,000

2016 Mercedes-Benz

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MSRP*: $54,200 - $60,300
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $2,250 Up to $3,000
Low APR Loan: As low as 1.99% As low as 1.99%
Lease Incentive: As low as 2.62% As low as 1.85%
City MPG: 13 - 22 18 - 20
Highway MPG: 19 - 31 26 - 29
Engine(s): Inline-4, V-6, V-8 V-6, V-8
Seating Capacity: 4 - 4 4 - 4
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Invoice*: $36,642 - $58,590 $50,406 - $56,079

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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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