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2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs. 2014 Porsche Cayman Review

Comparison Review

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 Porsche Cayman, 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 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 and the Porsche Cayman have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class is a little narrower than the Porsche Cayman, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, which is slightly longer than the Porsche Cayman.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Porsche Cayman.

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class is significantly less powerful than the Porsche Cayman. 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 Porsche Cayman, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. The Mercedes-Benz C-Class has significantly less cargo room than the Porsche Cayman, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

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

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2015 Mercedes-Benz
C-Class

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

2014 Porsche
Cayman

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MSRP*: $52,600 - $63,800
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $2,000 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 1.99% As low as 2.49%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 0.72%
City MPG: 13 - 22 20
Highway MPG: 19 - 31 28 - 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*: $36,456 - $58,358 --

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