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2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs. 2014 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Toyota Avalon Hybrid than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, due to its greater head- and legroom. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, drivers may find the Toyota Avalon Hybrid a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

Convenience
The Toyota Avalon Hybrid requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, making it more convenient to drive.

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 Toyota Avalon Hybrid. 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 Toyota Avalon Hybrid.

Dimensions
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class is a little narrower than the Toyota Avalon Hybrid, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. If you go with the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Toyota Avalon Hybrid.

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 Toyota Avalon Hybrid.

Handling
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class has about the same turning radius as the Toyota Avalon Hybrid, 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 Toyota Avalon Hybrid. 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 Toyota Avalon Hybrid. The Mercedes-Benz C-Class has less cargo capacity than the Toyota Avalon Hybrid, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class than that of the Toyota Avalon Hybrid.

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2015 Mercedes-Benz
C-Class

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

2014 Toyota
Avalon Hybrid

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MSRP*: $35,805 - $41,650
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $1,500
Low APR Loan: As low as 1.99% --
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 0.02%
City MPG: 19 - 24 40
Top 10 Fuel Efficient
Highway MPG: 27 - 31 --
Engine(s): Inline-4, V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 4 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $35,712 - $45,189 $32,224 - $37,486

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