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

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2021 Ford
Mustang

MSRP*: $27,205 to $52,400
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2020 Mercedes-Benz
S-Class

MSRP*: $130,150
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Invoice* $26,117 to $49,780 $122,341
MPG - City 14 - 21 MPG 17 MPG
MPG - Hwy 22 - 29 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 4 seats 4 seats
Cargo Space 13.5 ft3 14.1 ft3
Engine Inline-4, V-8 V-8
Transmission Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain Rear-wheel All-wheel
Horsepower 330 - 480 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 30.6 in
Front 41.7 in
Rear 33.4 in
Head Room Front 37.6 in
Rear 34.8 in
Front 40.0 in
Rear 36.7 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
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Mercedes-Benz S-Class than the Ford Mustang, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Ford Mustang and the Mercedes-Benz S-Class in the front seats.

Convenience
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.

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 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.

Dimensions
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.

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's basically a tie between the Ford Mustang and the Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

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

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