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2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs. 2020 Subaru BRZ Review

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2021 Mercedes-Benz
C-Class

MSRP*: $47,200 to $49,200
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2020 Subaru
BRZ

MSRP*: $28,845 to $31,495
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Invoice* $44,368 to $46,248 $27,367 to $29,831
MPG - City 23 - 24 MPG 20 - 21 MPG
MPG - Hwy 32 - 33 MPG 27 - 29 MPG
Seating Capacity 4 seats 4 seats
Cargo Space 10.5 ft3 6.9 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Horizontal
Transmission Auto Manual Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Rear-wheel Rear-wheel
Horsepower 255 hp 205 hp
Exterior Length 184.5 in 166.7 in
Exterior Width 71.3 in 69.9 in
Leg Room Front 42.0 in
Rear 32.0 in
Front 41.9 in
Rear 29.9 in
Head Room Front 38.8 in
Rear 35.6 in
Front 37.1 in
Rear 35.0 in
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 Subaru BRZ. The Mercedes-Benz C-Class will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Subaru BRZ.

Convenience
With the Mercedes-Benz C-Class you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Subaru BRZ, 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). The Mercedes-Benz C-Class will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Subaru BRZ, 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 Destination Charge for the Mercedes-Benz C-Class is much higher than that for the Subaru BRZ.

Dimensions
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class is a little wider than the Subaru BRZ, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. 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 Subaru BRZ.

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class is somewhat more powerful than the Subaru BRZ.

Powertrain
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 Subaru BRZ.

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 Subaru BRZ. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Subaru BRZ.

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