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2020 FIAT 124 Spider vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Review

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2020 FIAT
124 Spider

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2020 Mercedes-Benz
S-Class

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MSRP*
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$25,390 to $29,390
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$138,600
Invoice* $24,784 to $28,564 $130,284
MPG - City 25 - 26 17
MPG - Hwy 35 - 36 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4 V-8
Seating Capacity 2 4
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles

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Comparison Review

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

Convenience
With the Mercedes-Benz S-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 S-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 S-Class.

Dimensions
Since the FIAT 124 Spider is much slimmer than the Mercedes-Benz S-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 S-Class.

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the FIAT 124 Spider is significantly less powerful than the Mercedes-Benz S-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 S-Class, making the Mercedes-Benz S-Class the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The FIAT 124 Spider has significantly less cargo room than the Mercedes-Benz S-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 S-Class.