2019 Kia K900 vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 | NewCars.com

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2019 Kia K900 vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 Review

New 2019 Kia K900

2019 Kia
K900

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New 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53

2020 Mercedes-Benz
AMG E 53

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MSRP*
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$59,900
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$73,800
Invoice* $55,887 $69,372
MPG - City 18 21
MPG - Hwy 25 N/A
Engine(s) V-6 Inline-6
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 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
The Kia K900 offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. The Kia K900 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53.

Convenience
The Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Kia K900, making it more convenient to drive.

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 Kia K900 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 Kia K900 and the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Kia K900 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. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Kia K900, which is slightly longer than the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Kia K900 and the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.

Performance
The Kia K900 has less horsepower than the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Kia K900 and the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Kia K900 than that of the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53.