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2019 Ford Shelby GT350 vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43 Review

New 2019 Ford Shelby GT350

2019 Ford
Shelby GT350

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New 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43

2020 Mercedes-Benz
AMG C 43

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MSRP*
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$59,140
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$58,500
Invoice* $56,183 $54,990
MPG - City 14 19
MPG - Hwy 21 N/A
Engine(s) V-8 V-6
Seating Capacity 4 4
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**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 AMG C 43 than the Ford Shelby GT350, due to its greater head- and legroom. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43, the Ford Shelby GT350 may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
With the Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43 you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Ford Shelby GT350, 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). Whether you pick the Ford Shelby GT350 or the Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43, it's going to cost you about the same. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Ford Shelby GT350 will cost more in transportation costs than the Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43.

Dimensions
Since the Ford Shelby GT350 is much wider than the Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43, 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 Shelby GT350, which is slightly longer than the Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Ford Shelby GT350 transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43.

Handling
The Ford Shelby GT350 has about the same turning radius as the Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Ford Shelby GT350 has a much more powerful engine than the Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Ford Shelby GT350 and the Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Ford Shelby GT350 will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Ford Shelby GT350 is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43.