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2015 Mercedes-Benz E-Class vs. 2013 BMW ActiveHybrid 3 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the BMW ActiveHybrid 3. The BMW ActiveHybrid 3 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

Convenience
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class will require fewer stops at the gas station than the BMW ActiveHybrid 3, 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 E-Class will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the BMW ActiveHybrid 3, 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 E-Class and the BMW ActiveHybrid 3 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Mercedes-Benz E-Class is much wider than the BMW ActiveHybrid 3, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the BMW ActiveHybrid 3.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the BMW ActiveHybrid 3.

Handling
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class has about the same turning radius as the BMW ActiveHybrid 3, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class is somewhat more powerful than the BMW ActiveHybrid 3.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and the BMW ActiveHybrid 3. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the BMW ActiveHybrid 3.

Warranty
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the BMW ActiveHybrid 3.

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2015 Mercedes-Benz
E-Class

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MSRP*: $51,800 - $100,600

2013 BMW
ActiveHybrid 3

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MSRP*: $49,650
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $2,000 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 1.99% --
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 20 - 28 25
Highway MPG: 28 - 42 --
Engine(s): Inline-4, V-6, V-8 Inline-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $48,174 - $93,558 $45,680

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