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2021 Ford Mustang vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Review

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2021 Ford

MSRP*: $32,705 to $45,785
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2020 Mercedes-Benz

MSRP*: $138,600
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Invoice* $31,397 to $43,496 $130,284
MPG - City 15 - 20 MPG 17 MPG
MPG - Hwy 24 - 27 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 4 seats 4 seats
Cargo Space 11.4 ft3 12.4 ft3
Engine Inline-4, V-8 V-8
Transmission Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain Rear-wheel Rear-wheel
Horsepower 330 - 460 hp 463 hp
Exterior Length 188.3 in 198.9 in
Exterior Width 75.4 in 74.8 in
Leg Room Front 44.5 in
Rear 30.8 in
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Head Room Front 37.6 in
Rear 35.7 in
Front 37.7 in
Rear 37.6 in
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

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

With the Mercedes-Benz S-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.

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 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 Ford Mustang is much higher than that for the Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

The Ford Mustang is about the same width as the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. If you go with the Ford Mustang, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

When it comes to horsepower, the Ford Mustang 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.

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

In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Ford Mustang and the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. The Ford Mustang has less cargo capacity than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

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