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2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs. 2020 Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid Review

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2021 Mercedes-Benz
C-Class

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2020 Hyundai
Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid

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MSRP*
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$47,200 to $49,200
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$26,500 to $32,950
Invoice* $44,368 to $46,248 $25,589 to $31,387
MPG - City 23 - 24 N/A
MPG - Hwy 32 - 33 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 4 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 5 years/60,000 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 Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Mercedes-Benz C-Class and the Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid in the front seats.

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 C-Class will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid, 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. The Mercedes-Benz C-Class will cost more in transportation costs than the Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid.

Dimensions
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class is about the same width as the Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, which is slightly longer than the Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid.

Handling
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class has a larger turning radius than the Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class has a much more powerful engine than the Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class has less seating than the Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid, making the Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid.