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2020 FIAT 124 Spider vs. 2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Review

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2020 FIAT
124 Spider

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2021 Mercedes-Benz
E-Class

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MSRP*
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$25,390 to $29,390
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$71,950 to $74,450
Invoice* $24,784 to $28,564 $67,633 to $69,983
MPG - City 25 - 26 23
MPG - Hwy 35 - 36 29 - 30
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-6
Seating Capacity 2 4
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Not Tested *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Not Tested *****
Side Crash Rating** Not Tested *****

**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
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the FIAT 124 Spider.

Convenience
With the Mercedes-Benz E-Class you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the FIAT 124 Spider, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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 FIAT 124 Spider 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. The Destination Charge for the FIAT 124 Spider is much higher than that for the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

Dimensions
Since the FIAT 124 Spider 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 FIAT 124 Spider, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

Drivetrain
The FIAT 124 Spider has much less torque than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The FIAT 124 Spider has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, allowing much better maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the FIAT 124 Spider 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.

Utility
The FIAT 124 Spider has less seating than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, making the Mercedes-Benz E-Class the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The FIAT 124 Spider has significantly less cargo room than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The FIAT 124 Spider comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.