2019 Mercedes-Benz SL 550 vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz SLC 300 | NewCars.com

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2019 Mercedes-Benz SL 550 vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz SLC 300 Review

New 2019 Mercedes-Benz SL 550

2019 Mercedes-Benz
SL 550

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New 2020 Mercedes-Benz SLC 300

2020 Mercedes-Benz
SLC 300

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MSRP*
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$113,550
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$49,950
Invoice* $106,737 $46,953
MPG - City 17 23
MPG - Hwy 25 N/A
Engine(s) V-8 Inline-4
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
Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz SLC 300, the Mercedes-Benz SL 550 may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Mercedes-Benz SL 550 as you will with the Mercedes-Benz SLC 300, 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 SL 550 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Mercedes-Benz SLC 300, 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 SL 550 and the Mercedes-Benz SLC 300 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Mercedes-Benz SL 550 is much wider than the Mercedes-Benz SLC 300, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Mercedes-Benz SL 550, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Mercedes-Benz SLC 300.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Mercedes-Benz SL 550 does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Mercedes-Benz SLC 300.

Handling
The Mercedes-Benz SL 550 has about the same turning radius as the Mercedes-Benz SLC 300, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Mercedes-Benz SL 550 has a much more powerful engine than the Mercedes-Benz SLC 300. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Mercedes-Benz SL 550 and the Mercedes-Benz SLC 300. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Mercedes-Benz SL 550 will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Mercedes-Benz SLC 300.

Warranty
The Mercedes-Benz SL 550 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz SLC 300.