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2021 BMW 430 vs. 2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Review

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2021 BMW
430

MSRP*: $45,600 to $47,600
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2021 Mercedes-Benz
E-Class

MSRP*: $64,950 to $67,450
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Invoice* $42,910 to $44,770 $61,053 to $63,403
MPG - City 24 - 26 MPG 23 MPG
MPG - Hwy 33 - 34 MPG 30 - 31 MPG
Seating Capacity 4 seats 4 seats
Cargo Space 12.0 ft3 10.0 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Inline-6
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Rear-wheel All-wheel, Rear-wheel
Horsepower 255 hp 362 hp
Exterior Length 187.9 in 190.0 in
Exterior Width 72.9 in 73.2 in
Leg Room Front 41.8 in
Rear 34.5 in
Front 41.8 in
Rear info not available
Head Room Front 38.0 in
Rear 35.2 in
Front 40.9 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 430 than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. The Mercedes-Benz E-Class will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the BMW 430.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the BMW 430 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). Based on MSRP, the BMW 430 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 430 will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

Dimensions
The BMW 430 is about the same width as the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. When looking at overall length, the BMW 430 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

Handling
The BMW 430 has about the same turning radius as the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW 430 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 430 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 430 and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. The BMW 430 has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

Warranty
The BMW 430 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.