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 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and the Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in the front seats.
With the Mercedes-Benz E-Class you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen, due to its larger tank size and better fuel economy.
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 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen, 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 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen.
Since the Mercedes-Benz E-Class is much wider than the Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen, 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 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen.
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 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen.
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class has a larger turning radius than the Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.
When it comes to horsepower, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class has a much more powerful engine than the Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class offers greater seating capacity than the Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. The Mercedes-Benz E-Class has less cargo capacity than the Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class than that of the Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen.
Compare the 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class and the 2014 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen.
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MSRP*: $58,600 - $102,370
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MSRP*: $20,795 - $26,250
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|Low APR Loan:||--||As low as 0.90%|
|City MPG:||15 - 19||23 - 30|
|Highway MPG:||21 - 26||30 - 42|
|Engine(s):||V-6, V-8||Inline-4, Inline-5|
|Seating Capacity:||5 - 7||5 - 5|
|Basic Warranty:||4 years/50,000 miles||3 years/36,000 miles|
|Invoice*:||$54,498 - $95,204||$19,963 - $25,201|
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