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2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class vs. 2019 Mercedes-Benz SL 450 Review

New 2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

2020 Mercedes-Benz
S-Class

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New 2019 Mercedes-Benz SL 450

2019 Mercedes-Benz
SL 450

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MSRP*
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$138,600
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$89,150
Invoice* $130,284 $83,801
MPG - City 17 20
MPG - Hwy 26 N/A
Engine(s) V-8 V-6
Seating Capacity 4 2
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 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
The Mercedes-Benz SL 450 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 S-Class as you will with the Mercedes-Benz SL 450, 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 S-Class will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Mercedes-Benz SL 450, 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 Mercedes-Benz S-Class and the Mercedes-Benz SL 450 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Mercedes-Benz S-Class is a little wider than the Mercedes-Benz SL 450, 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 S-Class, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Mercedes-Benz SL 450.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Mercedes-Benz SL 450.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class is somewhat more powerful than the Mercedes-Benz SL 450.

Utility
The Mercedes-Benz S-Class offers greater seating capacity than the Mercedes-Benz SL 450, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. The Mercedes-Benz S-Class has less cargo capacity than the Mercedes-Benz SL 450, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The Mercedes-Benz S-Class comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz SL 450.