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2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs. 2015 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. 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.

Convenience
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.

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 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.

Dimensions
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.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as 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 is significantly less powerful than the Subaru WRX STI. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower 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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2015 Mercedes-Benz
C-Class

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MSRP*: $38,400 - $48,590

2015 Subaru
WRX STI

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MSRP*: $34,495 - $38,495
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $1,000 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 2.49% As low as 2.90%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 19 - 24 17
Highway MPG: 27 - 31 --
Engine(s): Inline-4, V-6 Horizontal
Seating Capacity: 4 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Invoice*: $35,712 - $45,189 $32,635 - $36,355

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