2019 Mercedes-Benz SL 450 vs. 2019 Mercedes-Benz SL 550 | NewCars.com

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2019 Mercedes-Benz SL 450 vs. 2019 Mercedes-Benz SL 550 Review

New 2019 Mercedes-Benz SL 450

2019 Mercedes-Benz
SL 450

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New 2019 Mercedes-Benz SL 550

2019 Mercedes-Benz
SL 550

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MSRP*
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$89,150
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$113,550
Invoice* $83,801 $106,737
MPG - City 20 17
MPG - Hwy 28 N/A
Engine(s) V-6 V-8
Seating Capacity 2 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
As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Mercedes-Benz SL 450 and the Mercedes-Benz SL 550 in the front seats.

Convenience
The Mercedes-Benz SL 450 will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Mercedes-Benz SL 550, making it more convenient to drive.

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 SL 450 is clearly a better financial choice over the Mercedes-Benz SL 550. 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 SL 450 and the Mercedes-Benz SL 550 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Mercedes-Benz SL 450 is about the same width as the Mercedes-Benz SL 550. When looking at overall length, the Mercedes-Benz SL 450 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Mercedes-Benz SL 550.

Drivetrain
The Mercedes-Benz SL 450 has much less torque than the Mercedes-Benz SL 550, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Mercedes-Benz SL 450 has about the same turning radius as the Mercedes-Benz SL 550, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Mercedes-Benz SL 450 has less horsepower than the Mercedes-Benz SL 550, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Mercedes-Benz SL 450 and the Mercedes-Benz SL 550. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Mercedes-Benz SL 450 as you will in the Mercedes-Benz SL 550.

Warranty
The Mercedes-Benz SL 450 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz SL 550.