2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class vs. 2016 Porsche Cayman Review

Comparison Review

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 Porsche Cayman, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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). When looking only at MSRP, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Porsche Cayman. 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 carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Porsche Cayman.

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class is about the same width as the Porsche Cayman. 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 Porsche Cayman.

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

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

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

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class offers greater seating capacity than the Porsche Cayman, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. The Mercedes-Benz E-Class has significantly less cargo room than the Porsche Cayman, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Porsche Cayman.

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2017 Mercedes-Benz

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MSRP*: $54,550 - $60,650

2016 Porsche

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MSRP*: $52,600 - $84,600
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City MPG: 18 - 20 18 - 20
Highway MPG: 26 - 29 23 - 30
Engine(s): V-6, V-8 Horizontal
Seating Capacity: 4 - 4 2 - 2
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Invoice*: $50,732 - $56,405 --

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.