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2016 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class vs. 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Mercedes-Benz E-Class than the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class in the front seats.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class as you will with the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, 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). The Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, 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 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class is about the same width as the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. When looking at overall length, the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

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

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

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

Utility
The Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class has less seating than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, making the Mercedes-Benz E-Class the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

Warranty
The Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

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2016 Mercedes-Benz
CLS-Class

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MSRP*: $66,900 - $76,600

2017 Mercedes-Benz
E-Class

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MSRP*: $52,150 - $54,650
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Low APR Loan: As low as 3.24% As low as 1.99%
Lease Incentive: As low as 2.16% As low as 2.47%
City MPG: 17 - 20 22
Highway MPG: 25 - 30 29 - 30
Engine(s): V-6, V-8 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 4 - 4 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Invoice*: $62,217 - $71,238 $48,500 - $50,825

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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.