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2014 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class vs. 2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Mercedes-Benz S-Class than the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Mercedes-Benz S-Class will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class.

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 S-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). Based on MSRP, the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class is clearly a better financial choice over the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. 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 S-Class have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class is about the same width as the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. The Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class is slightly shorter than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
The Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class has much less torque than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

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

Performance
The Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class has less horsepower than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
The Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class has less seating than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, making the Mercedes-Benz S-Class the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers.

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

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2014 Mercedes-Benz
CLS-Class

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

2015 Mercedes-Benz
S-Class

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MSRP*: $94,400 - $222,000
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Low APR Loan: As low as 1.99% As low as 1.99%
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City MPG: 16 - 18 13 - 17
Highway MPG: 22 - 27 20 - 26
Engine(s): V-8 V-12, V-8
Seating Capacity: 4 - 4 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Invoice*: $67,053 - $99,045 $87,792 - $206,460

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