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2019 Ford Shelby GT350 vs. 2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 Review

New 2019 Ford Shelby GT350

2019 Ford
Shelby GT350

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New 2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53

2019 Mercedes-Benz
AMG E 53

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MSRP*
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$59,140
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$73,700
Invoice* $56,183 $69,278
MPG - City 14 21
MPG - Hwy 21 N/A
Engine(s) V-8 Inline-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
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Ford Shelby GT350 than the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53. The Ford Shelby GT350 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 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). Based on MSRP, the Ford Shelby GT350 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 Ford Shelby GT350 will cost more in transportation costs than the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53.

Dimensions
Since the Ford Shelby GT350 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 Shelby GT350 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53.

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 E 53.

Handling
The Ford Shelby GT350 has about the same turning radius as the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Ford Shelby GT350 is somewhat more powerful 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 Shelby GT350 and the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Ford Shelby GT350 will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Ford Shelby GT350 is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53.