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2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs. 2018 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 Mercedes-Benz C-Class, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Mercedes-Benz C-Class will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

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 Mercedes-Benz E-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 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.

Dimensions
Since the Mercedes-Benz C-Class 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 Mercedes-Benz C-Class, 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 Mercedes-Benz C-Class and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.

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

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's basically a tie between the Mercedes-Benz C-Class and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

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 Mercedes-Benz E-Class. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Mercedes-Benz C-Class as you will in the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

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

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2018 Mercedes-Benz
C-Class

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MSRP*: $40,250 - $47,900

2018 Mercedes-Benz
E-Class

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MSRP*: $52,950 - $55,450
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City MPG: 23 - 24 21 - 22
Highway MPG: 32 - 33 29 - 30
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
NHTSA Safety Information

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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $37,433 - $44,547 $49,244 - $51,569

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 are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.