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2017 Porsche 911 vs. 2016 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Review

Comparison Review

Convenience
The Mercedes-Benz SL-Class requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Porsche 911, 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 Porsche 911 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Mercedes-Benz SL-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 Destination Charge for the Porsche 911 is much higher than that for the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class.

Dimensions
The Porsche 911 is a little narrower than the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. When looking at overall length, the Porsche 911 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Porsche 911 transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class.

Handling
The Porsche 911 has about the same turning radius as the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Porsche 911 has a much more powerful engine than the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
The Porsche 911 offers greater seating capacity than the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. The Porsche 911 has significantly less cargo room than the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The Porsche 911 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class.

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Compare the 2017 Porsche 911 and the 2016 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class.

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2017 Porsche
911

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MSRP*: $101,700 - $200,400

2016 Mercedes-Benz
SL-Class

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MSRP*: $85,050 - $108,050
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City MPG: 18 - 20 16 - 20
Highway MPG: 24 - 29 24 - 27
Engine(s): Horizontal V-6, V-8
Seating Capacity: 4 - 4 2 - 2
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Invoice*: -- $79,097 - $100,487

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.