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2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Review

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2021 Mercedes-Benz
E-Class

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2020 Mercedes-Benz
S-Class

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MSRP*
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$71,950 to $74,450
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$138,600
Invoice* $67,633 to $69,983 $130,284
MPG - City 23 17
MPG - Hwy 29 - 30 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-6 V-8
Seating Capacity 4 4
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**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 Mercedes-Benz S-Class than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Mercedes-Benz E-Class will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Mercedes-Benz E-Class as you will with the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, 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). Based on MSRP, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class is clearly a better financial choice over the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. 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 E-Class will cost more in transportation costs than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

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

Drivetrain
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class has much less torque than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

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

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. The Mercedes-Benz E-Class has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

Warranty
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz S-Class.