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2014 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class vs. 2014 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
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Mercedes-Benz CLS-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 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 a little wider than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class, which is slightly longer than 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 about the same turning radius as the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, allowing equal maneuverability 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. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class as you will in 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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2014 Mercedes-Benz
CLS-Class

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MSRP*: $72,100 - $106,500

2014 Mercedes-Benz
E-Class

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MSRP*: $51,400 - $99,770
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $3,500 Up to $3,500
Low APR Loan: As low as 1.99% As low as 1.99%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 16 - 18 16 - 28
Highway MPG: 22 - 27 23 - 45
Engine(s): V-8 Inline-4, V-6, V-8
Seating Capacity: 4 - 4 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $67,053 - $99,045 $47,802 - $92,786

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