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2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs. 2021 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Review

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2021 Mercedes-Benz
C-Class

MSRP*: $41,600 to $43,600
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2021 Toyota
Avalon Hybrid

MSRP*: $37,100 to $43,400
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Invoice* $39,104 to $40,984 $33,391 to $39,060
MPG - City 23 MPG 43 MPG
MPG - Hwy 33 - 35 MPG 43 - 44 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 12.6 ft3 16.1 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Rear-wheel Front-wheel
Horsepower 255 hp 176 hp
Exterior Length 184.5 in 195.9 in
Exterior Width 71.3 in 72.8 in
Leg Room Front 41.7 in
Rear 35.2 in
Front 42.1 in
Rear 40.4 in
Head Room Front 37.1 in
Rear 37.1 in
Front 37.4 - 38.5 in
Rear 37.1 - 37.9 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Info not available *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Info not available ****
Side Crash Rating** Info not available *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*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 Toyota Avalon 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 Toyota Avalon Hybrid in the front seats.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Mercedes-Benz C-Class as you will with the Toyota Avalon Hybrid, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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 is somewhat more expensive than the Toyota Avalon Hybrid. 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 Toyota Avalon Hybrid.

Dimensions
Since the Mercedes-Benz C-Class is much slimmer than the Toyota Avalon Hybrid, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Toyota Avalon Hybrid.

Handling
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class has a smaller turning radius than the Toyota Avalon Hybrid, allowing you to more easily 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 Toyota Avalon Hybrid. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

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 Toyota Avalon Hybrid.

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 Toyota Avalon Hybrid. The Mercedes-Benz C-Class has significantly less cargo room than the Toyota Avalon Hybrid, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

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