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2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class vs. 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLS-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 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
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 CLS-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 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 about the same width as the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class. When looking at overall length, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class.

Drivetrain
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class has much less torque than the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class has a larger turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver 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. The Mercedes-Benz E-Class has less cargo capacity than the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

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

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2017 Mercedes-Benz
E-Class

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MSRP*: $52,150 - $54,650

2016 Mercedes-Benz
CLS-Class

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MSRP*: $66,900 - $76,600
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Low APR Loan: As low as 1.99% As low as 3.24%
Lease Incentive: As low as 2.47% As low as 2.16%
City MPG: 22 17 - 20
Highway MPG: 29 - 30 25 - 30
Engine(s): Inline-4 V-6, V-8
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 4 - 4
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Invoice*: $48,500 - $50,825 $62,217 - $71,238

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.