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2016 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class vs. 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Review

Comparison Review

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. In this case, the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

Dimensions
The Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class is about the same width as the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. If you go with the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

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. The Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class has significantly less cargo room than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

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

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Compare the 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class and the 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

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2016 Mercedes-Benz
CLS-Class

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

2018 Mercedes-Benz
S-Class

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MSRP*: $89,900 - $102,900
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City MPG: 17 - 20 17 - 19
Highway MPG: 25 - 30 27 - 28
Engine(s): V-6, V-8 V-6, V-8
Seating Capacity: 4 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Invoice*: $62,217 - $71,238 $83,607 - $95,697

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

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 are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.