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2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class vs. 2021 Nissan LEAF Review

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2020 Mercedes-Benz
S-Class

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2021 Nissan
LEAF

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MSRP*
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$130,150
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$31,670 to $43,970
Invoice* $122,341 $30,001 to $41,634
MPG - City 17 114 - 123
MPG - Hwy 26 94 - 99
Engine(s) V-8 147-hp, (electric), 214-hp, (electric)
Seating Capacity 4 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 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
The Mercedes-Benz S-Class offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Nissan LEAF with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, drivers may find the Nissan LEAF a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

Convenience
With the Mercedes-Benz S-Class you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Nissan LEAF, 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 S-Class will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Nissan LEAF, 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 will cost more in transportation costs than the Nissan LEAF.

Dimensions
Since the Mercedes-Benz S-Class is much wider than the Nissan LEAF, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. 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 Nissan LEAF.

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 Nissan LEAF.

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

Utility
The Mercedes-Benz S-Class has less seating than the Nissan LEAF, making the Nissan LEAF the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Mercedes-Benz S-Class has significantly less cargo room than the Nissan LEAF, 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 S-Class than that of the Nissan LEAF.