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

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2020 Kia Stinger vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Review

New 2020 Kia Stinger

2020 Kia
Stinger

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New 2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

2020 Mercedes-Benz
C-Class

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MSRP*
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$33,090 to $52,500
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$41,400 to $43,400
Invoice* $31,037 to $49,246 $38,916 to $40,796
MPG - City 17 - 22 23 - 24
MPG - Hwy 25 - 29 33 - 35
Engine(s) Inline-4, V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 4 years/50,000 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 Kia Stinger offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class. The Kia Stinger 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 Stinger, 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). Whether you pick the Kia Stinger or the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, it's going to cost you about the same. 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 Stinger and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Kia Stinger is much wider than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Kia Stinger, which is slightly longer than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

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

Handling
The Kia Stinger has a larger turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Kia Stinger has a much more powerful engine than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class. 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 Kia Stinger and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Kia Stinger 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 Stinger than that of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.