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2016 Porsche Cayman vs. 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Review

Comparison Review

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

Dimensions
The Porsche Cayman is about the same width as the Mercedes-Benz C-Class. If you go with the Porsche Cayman, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Porsche Cayman and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.

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

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

Utility
The Porsche Cayman has less seating than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, making the Mercedes-Benz C-Class the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Porsche Cayman will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

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

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Compare the 2016 Porsche Cayman and the 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

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2016 Porsche
Cayman

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MSRP*: $52,600 - $84,600

2017 Mercedes-Benz
C-Class

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MSRP*: $42,650 - $44,650
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City MPG: 18 - 20 23
Highway MPG: 23 - 30 29 - 30
Engine(s): Horizontal Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 2 - 2 4 - 4
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Invoice*: -- $39,665 - $41,525

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 do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.