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2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class vs. 2019 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack Review

New 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

2020 Mercedes-Benz
E-Class

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New 2019 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack

2019 Volkswagen
Golf Alltrack

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MSRP*
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$66,100
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$26,895 to $34,995
Invoice* $62,134 $25,819 to $33,595
MPG - City 19 21
MPG - Hwy 26 N/A
Engine(s) V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 7 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 6 years/72,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**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
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Volkswagen Golf Alltrack with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and the Volkswagen Golf Alltrack in the front seats.

Convenience
With the Mercedes-Benz E-Class you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Volkswagen Golf Alltrack, 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 E-Class will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Volkswagen Golf Alltrack, 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 E-Class is much higher than that for the Volkswagen Golf Alltrack.

Dimensions
Since the Mercedes-Benz E-Class is much wider than the Volkswagen Golf Alltrack, 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 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Volkswagen Golf Alltrack.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class has a much more powerful engine than the Volkswagen Golf Alltrack. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class offers greater seating capacity than the Volkswagen Golf Alltrack, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Mercedes-Benz E-Class as you will in the Volkswagen Golf Alltrack.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Volkswagen Golf Alltrack.