2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 vs. 2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class | NewCars.com

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2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 vs. 2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Review

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2020 Mercedes-Benz
AMG E 53

MSRP*: $74,950
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2021 Mercedes-Benz
C-Class

MSRP*: $47,200 to $49,200
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Invoice* $70,453 $44,368 to $46,248
MPG - City 21 MPG 23 - 24 MPG
MPG - Hwy 28 MPG 32 - 33 MPG
Seating Capacity 4 seats 4 seats
Cargo Space 10.0 ft3 10.5 ft3
Engine Inline-6 Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel All-wheel, Rear-wheel
Horsepower 429 hp 255 hp
Exterior Length 190.0 in 184.5 in
Exterior Width 73.2 in 71.3 in
Leg Room Info not available Front 42.0 in
Rear 32.0 in
Head Room Front 40.9 in
Rear 36.4 in
Front 38.8 in
Rear 35.6 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles

*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 Mercedes-Benz C-Class than the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Mercedes-Benz C-Class 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 C-Class requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53, 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). The Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, 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. In this case, the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

Dimensions
Since the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 is much wider than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, 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 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53, which is slightly longer than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

Handling
The Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 has a larger turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 has a much more powerful engine than the Mercedes-Benz C-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 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class. The Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 has less cargo capacity than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.