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2022 Kia Stinger vs. 2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Review

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2022 Kia
Stinger

MSRP*: $36,090 to $53,490
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2021 Mercedes-Benz
E-Class

MSRP*: $54,250 to $62,000
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Invoice* $34,465 to $51,082 $50,995 to $58,280
MPG - City 17 - 22 MPG 22 - 23 MPG
MPG - Hwy 24 - 32 MPG 30 - 31 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 40.9 ft3 13.1 ft3
Engine Inline-4, V-6 Inline-4, Inline-6
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Rear-wheel All-wheel, Rear-wheel
Horsepower 300 - 368 hp 255 - 362 hp
Exterior Length 190.2 in 194.3 in
Exterior Width 73.6 in 72.9 - 73.7 in
Leg Room Front 42.6 in
Rear 36.4 in
Front 41.3 in
Rear 35.8 in
Head Room Front 38.3 in
Rear 37.0 in
Front 37.9 in
Rear 38.2 in
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** *****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**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 Stinger offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Mercedes-Benz E-Class with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. The Kia Stinger will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

Convenience
With the Mercedes-Benz E-Class you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Kia Stinger, 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 Kia Stinger is clearly a better financial choice over 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 Kia Stinger and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Kia Stinger is about the same width as the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. The Kia Stinger is slightly shorter than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, which may make it easier to park.

Handling
The Kia Stinger has a smaller turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Kia Stinger 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.

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Kia Stinger does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Kia Stinger and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Kia Stinger will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

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