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2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class vs. 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid 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 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid. The Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid 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 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid, 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). The Mercedes-Benz E-Class will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid, 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 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid.

Dimensions
Since the Mercedes-Benz E-Class is much wider than the Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid, 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 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid.

Handling
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class has a larger turning radius than the Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid, 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 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid. 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 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. The Mercedes-Benz E-Class has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class than that of the Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid.

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2014 Mercedes-Benz
E-Class

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MSRP*: $58,600 - $102,370

2014 Subaru
XV Crosstrek Hybrid

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MSRP*: $25,995 - $29,295
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $3,500 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 1.99% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 15 - 19 29
Highway MPG: 21 - 26 --
Engine(s): V-6, V-8 Horizontal
Seating Capacity: 5 - 7 5 - 5
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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Invoice*: $54,498 - $95,204 $24,735 - $27,804

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