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

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2020 Mercedes-Benz
AMG E 53

MSRP*: $73,800
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2021 Mercedes-Benz
E-Class

MSRP*: $54,250 to $62,000
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Invoice* $69,372 $50,995 to $58,280
MPG - City 21 MPG 22 - 23 MPG
MPG - Hwy 28 MPG 30 - 31 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 13.1 ft3 13.1 ft3
Engine Inline-6 Inline-4, Inline-6
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel All-wheel, Rear-wheel
Horsepower 429 hp 255 - 362 hp
Exterior Length 195.2 in 194.3 in
Exterior Width 73.2 in 72.9 - 73.7 in
Leg Room Front 41.3 in
Rear 35.8 in
Front 41.3 in
Rear 35.8 in
Head Room Front 37.9 in
Rear 38.2 in
Front 37.9 in
Rear 38.2 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 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 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 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. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class in the front seats.

Convenience
The Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, 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 E-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 E-Class.

Dimensions
The Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 is about the same width as the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. When looking at overall length, the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

Handling
The Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 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 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 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 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 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 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 as you will in the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

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