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2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs. 2020 Toyota Avalon Review

New 2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

2020 Mercedes-Benz
C-Class

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New 2020 Toyota Avalon

2020 Toyota
Avalon

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MSRP*
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$41,400 to $43,400
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$35,875 to $42,575
Invoice* $38,916 to $40,796 $32,288 to $38,319
MPG - City 23 - 24 22
MPG - Hwy 33 - 35 31 - 32
Engine(s) Inline-4 V-6
Seating Capacity 5 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
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Toyota Avalon than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Mercedes-Benz C-Class and the Toyota Avalon in the front seats.

Convenience
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Toyota Avalon, 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). The Mercedes-Benz C-Class is somewhat more expensive than the Toyota Avalon. 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 C-Class and the Toyota Avalon have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Mercedes-Benz C-Class is much slimmer than the Toyota Avalon, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Toyota Avalon.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class and the Toyota Avalon do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.

Handling
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class has a smaller turning radius than the Toyota Avalon, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class has less horsepower than the Toyota Avalon, 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 C-Class and the Toyota Avalon. The Mercedes-Benz C-Class has significantly less cargo room than the Toyota Avalon, 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 C-Class than that of the Toyota Avalon.