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2015 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class vs. 2015 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Mercedes-Benz SL-Class will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class as you will with the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, 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 SL-Class will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, 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 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class is much wider than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. When looking at overall length, the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

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

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class has a much more powerful engine than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
The Mercedes-Benz SL-Class has less seating than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, making the Mercedes-Benz E-Class the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Mercedes-Benz SL-Class has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

Warranty
The Mercedes-Benz SL-Class comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

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2015 Mercedes-Benz
SL-Class

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MSRP*: $84,000 - $215,250

2015 Mercedes-Benz
E-Class

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MSRP*: $61,350 - $67,750
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $2,000 Up to $2,000
Low APR Loan: As low as 1.99% As low as 1.99%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 14 - 20 17 - 20
Highway MPG: 21 - 27 26 - 29
Engine(s): V-12, V-6, V-8 V-6, V-8
Seating Capacity: 2 - 2 4 - 4
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $78,120 - $200,183 $57,056 - $63,008

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