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

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2021 Ford
Mustang

MSRP*: $27,205 to $52,400
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2020 Mercedes-Benz
AMG E 53

MSRP*: $74,950
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Invoice* $26,117 to $49,780 $70,453
MPG - City 14 - 21 MPG 21 MPG
MPG - Hwy 22 - 29 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 4 seats 4 seats
Cargo Space 13.5 ft3 10.0 ft3
Engine Inline-4, V-8 Inline-6
Transmission Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain Rear-wheel All-wheel
Horsepower 330 - 480 hp 429 hp
Exterior Length 188.3 in 190.0 in
Exterior Width 75.4 in 73.2 in
Leg Room Front 44.5 in
Rear 30.6 in
Info not available
Head Room Front 37.6 in
Rear 34.8 in
Front 40.9 in
Rear 36.4 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Info not available
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** Info not available
Side Crash Rating** ***** Info not available

**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
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
With the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Ford Mustang, 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 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.

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 somewhat more powerful than the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53.

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

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. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Ford Mustang will be able to haul more equipment or luggage 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.