2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs. 2016 Subaru WRX STI Review

Comparison Review

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Subaru WRX STI with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. The Subaru WRX STI will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

With the Mercedes-Benz C-Class you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Subaru WRX STI, due to its larger tank size and better fuel economy.

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 Subaru WRX STI. 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 Subaru WRX STI.

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class is about the same width as the Subaru WRX STI. When looking at overall length, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Subaru WRX STI.

With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Subaru WRX STI.

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

When it comes to horsepower, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class is somewhat more powerful than the Subaru WRX STI.

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

You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class than that of the Subaru WRX STI.

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2015 Mercedes-Benz

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MSRP*: $38,400 - $71,900

2016 Subaru

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MSRP*: $34,695 - $39,995
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Low APR Loan: -- As low as 2.90%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 4.08%
City MPG: 18 - 25 17
Highway MPG: 25 - 34 --
Engine(s): Inline-4, V-6, V-8 Horizontal
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Invoice*: $35,712 - $66,867 $32,820 - $37,750

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