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2021 Chevrolet Corvette vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 Review

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2021 Chevrolet
Corvette

MSRP*: $59,900 to $71,850
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2020 Mercedes-Benz
AMG E 53

MSRP*: $74,950
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Invoice* $55,947 to $67,108 $70,453
MPG - City 15 MPG 21 MPG
MPG - Hwy 27 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 2 seats 4 seats
Cargo Space Info not available Info not available
Engine 490-hp, 6.2-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel) 429-hp, 3.0-liter, Straight 6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline/Mild Electric Hybrid)
Transmission 8-Speed A/T 9-Speed A/T
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Horsepower 490 hp 429 hp
Exterior Length 182.3 in 190.0 in
Exterior Width 76.1 in 73.2 in
Leg Room Front 42.8 in
Rear info not available
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Head Room Front 37.9 in
Rear info not available
Front 40.9 in
Rear 36.4 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles

*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
The Chevrolet Corvette will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Chevrolet Corvette as you will with the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53, 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Chevrolet Corvette will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Chevrolet Corvette will cost more in transportation costs than the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53.

Dimensions
Since the Chevrolet Corvette is much wider than the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. The Chevrolet Corvette is slightly shorter than the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53, which may make it easier to park.

Handling
The Chevrolet Corvette has a smaller turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Chevrolet Corvette is somewhat more powerful than the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Chevrolet Corvette transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53.

Utility
The Chevrolet Corvette has less seating than the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53, making the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Chevrolet Corvette is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53.