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2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class vs. 2016 Mercedes-Benz S-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 S-Class. The Mercedes-Benz S-Class 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 Mercedes-Benz S-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 S-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 S-Class have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class is a little narrower than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. If you go with the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

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

Handling
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class has a smaller turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, allowing you to more easily 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 S-Class. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower 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 S-Class.

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

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2017 Mercedes-Benz
E-Class

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

2016 Mercedes-Benz
S-Class

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MSRP*: $189,350
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Low APR Loan: As low as 1.99% --
Lease Incentive: As low as 2.47% --
City MPG: 22 13
Highway MPG: 29 - 30 --
Engine(s): Inline-4 V-12
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Invoice*: $48,500 - $50,825 $176,096

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.