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2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs. 2020 Porsche 718 Boxster Review

Picture of the 2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

2021 Mercedes-Benz
C-Class

MSRP*: $54,700 to $56,700
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Picture of the 2020 Porsche 718 Boxster

2020 Porsche
718 Boxster

MSRP*: $59,600 to $72,000
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MPG - City 22 - 23 MPG 19 - 20 MPG
MPG - Hwy 30 - 31 MPG 24 - 26 MPG
Seating Capacity 4 seats 2 seats
Cargo Space 8.8 ft3 9.6 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Horizontal
Transmission Auto Manual Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Rear-wheel Rear-wheel
Horsepower 255 hp 300 - 350 hp
Exterior Length 184.5 in 172.4 in
Exterior Width 71.3 in 70.9 in
Leg Room Front 42.0 in
Rear 32.0 in
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Head Room Front 38.8 in
Rear 35.6 in
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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 C-Class will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Porsche 718 Boxster, 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). Based on MSRP, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class is clearly a better financial choice over the Porsche 718 Boxster. 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 carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Porsche 718 Boxster.

Dimensions
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class is about the same width as the Porsche 718 Boxster. If you go with the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Porsche 718 Boxster.

Handling
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class has about the same turning radius as the Porsche 718 Boxster, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class has less horsepower than the Porsche 718 Boxster, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Powertrain
With similar torque, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class and the Porsche 718 Boxster do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.

Utility
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class offers greater seating capacity than the Porsche 718 Boxster, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. The Mercedes-Benz C-Class has less cargo capacity than the Porsche 718 Boxster, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Porsche 718 Boxster.