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2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class vs. 2016 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
With the Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class, which has a much lower MSRP. 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 will cost more in transportation costs than the Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class.

Dimensions
Since the Mercedes-Benz E-Class is much wider than the Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class.

Handling
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class has a larger turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz SLK-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 has a much more powerful engine than the Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class offers greater seating capacity than the Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class.

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

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2018 Mercedes-Benz
E-Class

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MSRP*: $66,300 - $68,800

2016 Mercedes-Benz
SLK-Class

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MSRP*: $47,000 - $59,200
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City MPG: 20 21 - 25
Highway MPG: 25 - 26 29 - 32
Engine(s): V-6 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity: 4 2
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
NHTSA Safety Information

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***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Invoice*: $61,659 - $63,984 $43,710 - $55,056

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 are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.