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2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs. 2021 Nissan Maxima Review

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2021 Mercedes-Benz
C-Class

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2021 Nissan
Maxima

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MSRP*
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$41,600 to $43,600
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$37,090 to $42,320
Invoice* $39,104 to $40,984 $34,623 to $39,497
MPG - City 23 20
MPG - Hwy 33 - 35 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4 V-6
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 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
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Mercedes-Benz C-Class than the Nissan Maxima. The Nissan Maxima will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

Convenience
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Nissan Maxima, 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). Whether you pick the Mercedes-Benz C-Class or the Nissan Maxima, it's going to cost you about the same. 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 Nissan Maxima.

Dimensions
Since the Mercedes-Benz C-Class is much slimmer than the Nissan Maxima, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The Mercedes-Benz C-Class is slightly shorter than the Nissan Maxima, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Nissan Maxima.

Performance
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class has less horsepower than the Nissan Maxima, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Mercedes-Benz C-Class and the Nissan Maxima. The Mercedes-Benz C-Class has less cargo capacity than the Nissan Maxima, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class than that of the Nissan Maxima.