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2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43 vs. 2020 Nissan LEAF Review

New 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43

2020 Mercedes-Benz
AMG C 43

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New 2020 Nissan LEAF

2020 Nissan
LEAF

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MSRP*
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$58,500
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$31,600 to $43,900
Invoice* $54,990 $29,935 to $41,568
MPG - City 19 114 - 123
MPG - Hwy 27 94 - 99
Engine(s) V-6 147-hp, (electric), 214-hp, (electric)
Seating Capacity 4 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 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 Nissan LEAF than the Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Nissan LEAF will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43.

Convenience
With the Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43 you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Nissan LEAF, due to its larger tank size and better 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). The Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Nissan LEAF, which has a much lower MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43 will cost more in transportation costs than the Nissan LEAF.

Dimensions
The Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43 is a little wider than the Nissan LEAF, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43, which is slightly longer than the Nissan LEAF.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43 does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Nissan LEAF.

Handling
The Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43 has a significantly larger turning radius than the Nissan LEAF, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

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

Utility
The Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43 has less seating than the Nissan LEAF, making the Nissan LEAF the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43 has significantly less cargo room than the Nissan LEAF, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43 than that of the Nissan LEAF.