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2014 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class vs. 2014 Volkswagen Eos Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Eos, the Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
The Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Volkswagen Eos, 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 SLK-Class will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Volkswagen Eos, 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 SLK-Class will cost more in transportation costs than the Volkswagen Eos.

Dimensions
The Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class is a little wider than the Volkswagen Eos, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. If you go with the Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Volkswagen Eos.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Volkswagen Eos.

Handling
The Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class has a smaller turning radius than the Volkswagen Eos, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

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

Utility
The Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class has less seating than the Volkswagen Eos, making the Volkswagen Eos the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class as you will in the Volkswagen Eos.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class than that of the Volkswagen Eos.


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2014 Mercedes-Benz
SLK-Class

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MSRP*: $43,525 - $68,925

2014 Volkswagen
Eos

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MSRP*: $35,595 - $42,095
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $1,500 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 1.99% As low as 1.90%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 19 - 22 22
Highway MPG: 28 - 32 --
Engine(s): Inline-4, V-6, V-8 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 2 - 2 4 - 4
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Safety Rating: Front
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Not Tested Good
Safety Rating: Side
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Not Tested Good
Safety Rating: Rear
IIHS Safety Information

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Not Tested Good
Invoice*: $40,478 - $64,100 $34,171 - $40,411

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