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2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs. 2014 Nissan 370Z Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Nissan 370Z 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 Mercedes-Benz C-Class as you will with the Nissan 370Z, 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 is somewhat more expensive than the Nissan 370Z. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Mercedes-Benz C-Class is much higher than that for the Nissan 370Z.

Dimensions
Since the Mercedes-Benz C-Class is much slimmer than the Nissan 370Z, 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 may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Nissan 370Z.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Nissan 370Z.

Handling
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class has a larger turning radius than the Nissan 370Z, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class is significantly less powerful than the Nissan 370Z. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class offers greater seating capacity than the Nissan 370Z, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Nissan 370Z.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class than that of the Nissan 370Z.

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2015 Mercedes-Benz
C-Class

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MSRP*: $39,200 - $62,750

2014 Nissan
370Z

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MSRP*: $29,990 - $43,020
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $2,000
Low APR Loan: As low as 1.99% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 3.05%
City MPG: 13 - 22 18
Highway MPG: 19 - 31 --
Engine(s): Inline-4, V-8 V-6
Seating Capacity: 4 - 4 2 - 2
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Invoice*: $36,456 - $58,358 $28,412 - $40,632

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.