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2019 FIAT 124 Spider vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz SLC 300 Review

New 2019 FIAT 124 Spider

2019 FIAT
124 Spider

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New 2020 Mercedes-Benz SLC 300

2020 Mercedes-Benz
SLC 300

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MSRP*
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$25,440 to $29,540
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$49,950
Invoice* $24,851 to $28,684 $46,953
MPG - City 26 23
MPG - Hwy 35 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 2 2
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 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
As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the FIAT 124 Spider and the Mercedes-Benz SLC 300 in the front seats.

Convenience
With the Mercedes-Benz SLC 300 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 SLC 300. 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 SLC 300.

Dimensions
Since the FIAT 124 Spider is much slimmer than the Mercedes-Benz SLC 300, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The FIAT 124 Spider is slightly shorter than the Mercedes-Benz SLC 300, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
The FIAT 124 Spider has much less torque than the Mercedes-Benz SLC 300, 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 SLC 300, 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 SLC 300. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the FIAT 124 Spider and the Mercedes-Benz SLC 300. The FIAT 124 Spider has significantly less cargo room than the Mercedes-Benz SLC 300, 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 SLC 300.