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2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class vs. 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Review

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Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Mercedes-Benz E-Class than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class in the front seats.

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

Dimensions
Since the Mercedes-Benz E-Class is much wider than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, which is slightly longer than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

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

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

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 Mercedes-Benz C-Class. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

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

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2014 Mercedes-Benz
E-Class

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MSRP*: $51,400 - $99,770

2015 Mercedes-Benz
C-Class

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MSRP*: $38,400 - $48,590
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Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 16 - 28 19 - 24
Highway MPG: 23 - 45 27 - 31
Engine(s): Inline-4, V-6, V-8 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 4 - 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*: $47,802 - $92,786 $35,712 - $45,189

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