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2021 Ford Mustang vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 Review

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2021 Ford
Mustang

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2020 Mercedes-Benz
AMG E 53

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MSRP*
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$32,705 to $45,785
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$81,650
Invoice* $31,397 to $43,496 $76,751
MPG - City 15 - 20 20
MPG - Hwy 24 - 27 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4, V-8 Inline-6
Seating Capacity 4 4
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
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Ford Mustang than the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53. The Ford Mustang 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 Ford Mustang 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). Based on MSRP, the Ford Mustang is clearly a better financial choice over 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 Destination Charge for the Ford Mustang is much higher than that for the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53.

Dimensions
Since the Ford Mustang 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. When looking at overall length, the Ford Mustang takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Ford Mustang doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53.

Handling
The Ford Mustang 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 Ford Mustang is significantly less powerful than the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53. 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 Ford Mustang and the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53. The Ford Mustang has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53.

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