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2021 Ford Mustang vs. 2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Review

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2021 Ford
Mustang

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2021 Mercedes-Benz
C-Class

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MSRP*
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$32,655 to $45,620
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$54,700 to $56,700
Invoice* $31,349 to $43,338 $51,418 to $53,298
MPG - City 15 - 20 22 - 23
MPG - Hwy 24 - 27 30 - 31
Engine(s) Inline-4, V-8 Inline-4
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
Passengers in the back seat will feel a little more squished in the Ford Mustang than in the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, due to the Ford Mustang's smaller rear head- and legroom. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, the Ford Mustang may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
With the Mercedes-Benz C-Class 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 C-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 Ford Mustang is much higher than that for the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

Dimensions
Since the Ford Mustang is much wider than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Ford Mustang, which is slightly longer than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Ford Mustang transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

Handling
The Ford Mustang has a larger turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Ford Mustang is somewhat more powerful than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

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 C-Class. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Ford Mustang will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Ford Mustang is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.