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2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs. 2016 Porsche Cayman Review

Comparison Review

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 Porsche Cayman. 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 carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Porsche Cayman.

Dimensions
Since the Mercedes-Benz C-Class is much wider than the Porsche Cayman, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. 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 Porsche Cayman.

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 Porsche Cayman.

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class has a much more powerful engine than the Porsche Cayman. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class offers greater seating capacity than the Porsche Cayman, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around.

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

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2017 Mercedes-Benz
C-Class

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MSRP*: $42,650 - $75,000

2016 Porsche
Cayman

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MSRP*: $52,600 - $84,600
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Low APR Loan: As low as 1.99% As low as 2.49%
Lease Incentive: As low as 2.88% As low as 1.27%
City MPG: 23 18 - 20
Highway MPG: 29 - 30 23 - 30
Engine(s): Inline-4, V-8 Horizontal
Seating Capacity: 4 - 4 2 - 2
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Invoice*: $39,665 - $69,750 --

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.