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2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class vs. 2014 Nissan 370Z Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, drivers may find the Nissan 370Z a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

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 Nissan 370Z, 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). The Mercedes-Benz E-Class will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Nissan 370Z, 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 Destination Charge for the Mercedes-Benz E-Class is much higher than that for the Nissan 370Z.

Dimensions
Since the Mercedes-Benz E-Class is much slimmer than the Nissan 370Z, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. 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 Nissan 370Z.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and the Nissan 370Z do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.

Handling
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class has a larger turning radius than the Nissan 370Z, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class has less horsepower than the Nissan 370Z, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class offers greater seating capacity than the Nissan 370Z, 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 Nissan 370Z.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class than that of the Nissan 370Z.

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2014 Mercedes-Benz
E-Class

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MSRP*: $60,200 - $67,300

2014 Nissan
370Z

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MSRP*: $41,470 - $44,170
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $3,500 Up to $2,000
Low APR Loan: As low as 1.99% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 3.05%
City MPG: 17 - 19 17 - 18
Highway MPG: 26 - 28 --
Engine(s): V-6, V-8 V-6
Seating Capacity: 4 - 4 2 - 2
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 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*: $55,986 - $62,589 $38,836 - $41,361

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

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