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2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class vs. 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Review

Comparison Review

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
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Mercedes-Benz C-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 E-Class is somewhat more expensive than the Mercedes-Benz C-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 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
With its lower torque, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as 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
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class has less horsepower than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

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. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Mercedes-Benz E-Class as you will in 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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2016 Mercedes-Benz
E-Class

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MSRP*: $52,650 - $101,700

2016 Mercedes-Benz
C-Class

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MSRP*: $38,950 - $73,250
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City MPG: 15 - 28 18 - 25
Highway MPG: 22 - 42 25 - 34
Engine(s): Inline-4, V-6, V-8 Inline-4, V-6, V-8
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*: $48,965 - $94,581 $36,224 - $68,123

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 do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.