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

Picture of the 2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

2021 Mercedes-Benz
C-Class

MSRP*: $47,200 to $49,200
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2020 Porsche
718 Cayman

MSRP*: $57,500 to $99,200
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MPG - City 23 - 24 MPG 16 - 20 MPG
MPG - Hwy 32 - 33 MPG 23 - 26 MPG
Seating Capacity 4 seats 2 seats
Cargo Space 10.5 ft3 14.7 - 14.9 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Horizontal
Transmission Auto Manual Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Rear-wheel Rear-wheel
Horsepower 255 hp 300 - 414 hp
Exterior Length 184.5 in 172.4 - 175.5 in
Exterior Width 71.3 in 70.9 - 71.0 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
With the Mercedes-Benz C-Class you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Porsche 718 Cayman, due to its larger tank size and better fuel economy.

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 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 C-Class carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Porsche 718 Cayman.

Dimensions
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class is about the same width as the Porsche 718 Cayman. 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 Cayman.

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class is significantly less powerful than the Porsche 718 Cayman. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Powertrain
With its lower torque, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Porsche 718 Cayman.

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