2019 Kia Cadenza vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class: Compare reviews, safety ratings, fuel economy, etc.

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2019 Kia Cadenza vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Review

New 2019 Kia Cadenza

2019 Kia
Cadenza

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New 2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

2020 Mercedes-Benz
C-Class

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MSRP*
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$33,100 to $44,100
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$41,400 to $43,400
Invoice* $31,502 to $41,216 $38,916 to $40,796
MPG - City 20 23 - 24
MPG - Hwy 27 33 - 35
Engine(s) V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 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
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Kia Cadenza than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class. The Kia Cadenza will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

Convenience
With the Mercedes-Benz C-Class you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Kia Cadenza, due to its tank size and 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Kia Cadenza will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Kia Cadenza and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class have similar Destination Charges.

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

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Kia Cadenza doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

Handling
The Kia Cadenza has about the same turning radius as the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Kia Cadenza is somewhat more powerful than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

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

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Kia Cadenza than that of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.