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

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

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2020 Mercedes-Benz
AMG E 53

MSRP*: $73,800
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2020 Mercedes-Benz
S-Class

MSRP*: $94,250 to $109,750
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Invoice* $69,372 $88,595 to $103,165
MPG - City 21 MPG 17 - 19 MPG
MPG - Hwy 28 MPG 27 - 28 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 13.1 ft3 12.3 ft3
Engine Inline-6 V-6, V-8
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel All-wheel, Rear-wheel
Horsepower 429 hp 362 - 463 hp
Exterior Length 195.2 in 206.9 in
Exterior Width 73.2 in 74.8 in
Leg Room Front 41.3 in
Rear 35.8 in
Front 41.4 in
Rear 43.0 in
Head Room Front 37.9 in
Rear 38.2 in
Front 42.1 in
Rear 39.2 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Info not available
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** Info not available
Side Crash Rating** ***** Info not available

**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 Mercedes-Benz S-Class than the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Mercedes-Benz S-Class will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 as you will with the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 is clearly a better financial choice over the Mercedes-Benz S-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 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 and the Mercedes-Benz S-Class have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 is much slimmer than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

Handling
The Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 has about the same turning radius as the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

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

Powertrain
The Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 has much less torque than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

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 S-Class. The Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

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