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2015 Mercedes-Benz E-Class vs. 2014 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen Review

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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 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.

Convenience
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.

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 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.

Dimensions
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.

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 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen.

Handling
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.

Performance
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.

Utility
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.

Warranty
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.

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2015 Mercedes-Benz
E-Class

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MSRP*: $59,000 - $103,200

2014 Volkswagen
Jetta SportWagen

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MSRP*: $20,995 - $26,565
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $2,000 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 1.99% As low as 3.55%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 15 - 20 23 - 30
Highway MPG: 21 - 27 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
Overall Safety Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $54,870 - $95,976 $20,155 - $25,503

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