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2019 Ford Shelby GT350 vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Review

New 2019 Ford Shelby GT350

2019 Ford
Shelby GT350

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New 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

2020 Mercedes-Benz
E-Class

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MSRP*
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$59,140
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$64,350 to $66,850
Invoice* $56,183 $60,489 to $62,839
MPG - City 14 19 - 20
MPG - Hwy 21 26 - 28
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
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 E-Class. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Ford Shelby GT350 and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class in the front seats.

Convenience
With the Mercedes-Benz E-Class 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Ford Shelby GT350 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Mercedes-Benz E-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 Ford Shelby GT350 will cost more in transportation costs than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

Dimensions
Since the Ford Shelby GT350 is much wider than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, 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 E-Class.

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

Handling
The Ford Shelby GT350 has a larger turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver 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 E-Class. 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 E-Class. The Ford Shelby GT350 has less cargo capacity than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

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