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

Picture of the 2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

2021 Mercedes-Benz
E-Class

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2020 Porsche
718 Cayman

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MSRP*
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$64,950 to $67,450
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$57,500 to $99,200
Invoice* $61,053 to $63,403 --
MPG - City 23 16 - 20
MPG - Hwy 30 - 31 23 - 26
Engine(s) Inline-6 Horizontal
Seating Capacity 4 2
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

Convenience
With the Mercedes-Benz E-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). When looking only at MSRP, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class will have less of an impact on your bank account than 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 E-Class carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Porsche 718 Cayman.

Dimensions
Since the Mercedes-Benz E-Class is much wider than the Porsche 718 Cayman, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Porsche 718 Cayman.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Porsche 718 Cayman.

Handling
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class has a larger turning radius than the Porsche 718 Cayman, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class is somewhat more powerful than the Porsche 718 Cayman.

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