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2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class vs. 2016 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Mercedes-Benz SL-Class will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

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 SL-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 SL-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 SL-Class have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Mercedes-Benz E-Class is much slimmer than the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. 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 SL-Class.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.

Handling
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class has a smaller turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's basically a tie between the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class.

Utility
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class offers greater seating capacity than the Mercedes-Benz SL-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 SL-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 SL-Class.

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2017 Mercedes-Benz
E-Class

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MSRP*: $62,600 - $69,100

2016 Mercedes-Benz
SL-Class

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MSRP*: $85,050 - $108,050
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City MPG: 17 - 20 16 - 20
Highway MPG: 25 - 29 24 - 27
Engine(s): V-6, V-8 V-6, V-8
Seating Capacity: 4 - 4 2 - 2
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Invoice*: $58,218 - $64,263 $79,097 - $100,487

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.