2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 vs. 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman | NewCars.com

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2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 vs. 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman Review

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2020 Mercedes-Benz
AMG E 53

MSRP*: $74,950
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2020 Porsche
718 Cayman

MSRP*: $57,500 to $99,200
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MPG - City 21 MPG 16 - 20 MPG
MPG - Hwy 28 MPG 23 - 26 MPG
Seating Capacity 4 seats 2 seats
Cargo Space 10.0 ft3 14.7 - 14.9 ft3
Engine Inline-6 Horizontal
Transmission Auto Manual Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel Rear-wheel
Horsepower 429 hp 300 - 414 hp
Exterior Length 190.0 in 172.4 - 175.5 in
Exterior Width 73.2 in 70.9 - 71.0 in
Leg Room Info not available Info not available
Head Room Front 40.9 in
Rear 36.4 in
Info not available
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

Convenience
The Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Porsche 718 Cayman, 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 is somewhat more expensive than the Porsche 718 Cayman. 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 carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Porsche 718 Cayman.

Dimensions
Since the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 is much wider than the Porsche 718 Cayman, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Porsche 718 Cayman.

Handling
The Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 has a larger turning radius than the Porsche 718 Cayman, 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 is somewhat more powerful than the Porsche 718 Cayman.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Porsche 718 Cayman.

Utility
The Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 offers greater seating capacity than the Porsche 718 Cayman, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. The Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 has significantly less cargo room than the Porsche 718 Cayman, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Porsche 718 Cayman.