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2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 vs. 2019 Porsche 718 Cayman Review

New 2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53

2019 Mercedes-Benz
AMG E 53

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New 2019 Porsche 718 Cayman

2019 Porsche
718 Cayman

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MSRP*
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$73,700
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$56,900 to $80,700
Invoice* $69,278 --
MPG - City 21 19 - 21
MPG - Hwy 28 25 - 28
Engine(s) Inline-6 Horizontal
Seating Capacity 4 2
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
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 Porsche 718 Cayman, 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). 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.

Drivetrain
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.

Handling
The Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 has a significantly larger turning radius than the Porsche 718 Cayman, making it much 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.

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.