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2020 BMW 230 vs. 2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Review

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2020 BMW
230

MSRP*: $41,100 to $43,100
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2021 Mercedes-Benz
E-Class

MSRP*: $71,950 to $74,450
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Invoice* $38,725 to $40,585 $67,633 to $69,983
MPG - City 21 - 23 MPG 23 MPG
MPG - Hwy 31 - 34 MPG 29 - 30 MPG
Seating Capacity 4 seats 4 seats
Cargo Space Info not available Info not available
Engine 248-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel) 362-hp, 3.0-liter, Straight 6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline/Mild Electric Hybrid)
Transmission 8-Speed A/T 9-Speed A/T
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive
Horsepower 248 hp 362 hp
Exterior Length 174.7 in 190.0 in
Exterior Width 69.8 in 73.2 in
Leg Room Front 41.5 in
Rear 31.8 in
Front 41.8 in
Rear info not available
Head Room Front 40.5 in
Rear 37.0 in
Front 40.7 in
Rear 36.4 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Info not available *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Info not available *****
Side Crash Rating** Info not available *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*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.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the BMW 230 than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the BMW 230 and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class in the front seats.

Convenience
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class requires fewer visits to the gas station than the BMW 230, 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). Based on MSRP, the BMW 230 is clearly a better financial choice over the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. In this case, the BMW 230 will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

Dimensions
Since the BMW 230 is much slimmer than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the BMW 230, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

Handling
The BMW 230 has a smaller turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW 230 is significantly less powerful than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Powertrain
The BMW 230 has much less torque than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the BMW 230 and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

Warranty
The BMW 230 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.