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2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class vs. 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLS-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 CLS-Class. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class in the front seats.

Convenience
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Mercedes-Benz CLS-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). Based on MSRP, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class is clearly a better financial choice over the Mercedes-Benz CLS-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 CLS-Class have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class is a little narrower than the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. The Mercedes-Benz E-Class is slightly shorter than the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class, which may make it easier to park.

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 CLS-Class.

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class is significantly less powerful than the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class offers greater seating capacity than the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. 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 CLS-Class.

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

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2014 Mercedes-Benz
E-Class

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

2014 Mercedes-Benz
CLS-Class

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MSRP*: $72,100 - $106,500
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $3,000 Up to $2,000
Low APR Loan: As low as 1.99% As low as 1.99%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 16 - 28 16 - 18
Highway MPG: 23 - 45 22 - 27
Engine(s): Inline-4, V-6, V-8 V-8
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 4 - 4
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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***** Not Tested
Invoice*: $47,802 - $92,786 $67,053 - $99,045

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