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2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs. 2016 Subaru WRX STI Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
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. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Mercedes-Benz C-Class and the Subaru WRX STI in the front seats.

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 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Subaru WRX STI, which has a much lower MSRP. 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.

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

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 Subaru WRX STI.

Handling
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.

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

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 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.

Warranty
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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2017 Mercedes-Benz
C-Class

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MSRP*: $39,500 - $72,800

2016 Subaru
WRX STI

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MSRP*: $34,695 - $39,995
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City MPG: 24 17
Highway MPG: 31 - 34 --
Engine(s): Inline-4, V-8 Horizontal
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Invoice*: $36,735 - $67,704 $32,820 - $37,750

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.