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2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Are you looking for a sporty new luxury sedan? Not sure where to look? Mercedes-Benz is one of the most recognizable names in the luxury automotive industry, and they’ve earned that reputation for a reason. There are many options to choose from, from the entry-level CLA Coupe to the prestigious and austere Mercedes-Maybach sedan. Somewhere in between those is the 2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, which both hold value that exceeds that of your more conventional sedan. The E-Class, a bit larger than the C-Class, has more standard features and is a bit larger than the C-Class (the base C 300 is a compact sedan while the base E 350 is a midsize sedan). Take a look at the table below for some additional helpful comparisons!

2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class


2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

$41,400* MSRP $54,050*
2.0L 4-cylinder turbo Base Engine 2.0L 4-cylinder turbo
12.6 cubic ft Cargo Volume 13.1 cubic ft
Optional COMAND® Navigation Standard

Highlights in the C-Class and E-Class

Despite their differences, both the C-Class and E-Class now come with the same 2.0L 4-cylinder turbocharged engine, getting 255 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque each. Both classes have sedan, coupe, and cabriolet options to choose from, but the E-Class also comes with two different wagon options. Additionally, the E-Class comes with Car-to-X Communication, which allows drivers to get an early notice about upcoming traffic or roadblocks while offering alternative routes to take to avoid heavy traffic.

As far as the interior goes, the E-Class has a few advantages like a larger 12.3 inch infotainment screen. However, the C-Class still has a respectable 10.25-inch infotainment screen, which is larger than most infotainment screens you’ll find out there. The E-Class also has advantages like 8 audio speakers (5 in the C-Class), active multicontour front seats with massage (the C-Class comes with front power seats with a memory function), and 64-color ambient lighting (optional in the C-Class). Both models come available with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, in-car Wi-Fi hotspot, DYNAMIC SELECT®, and much more.

Could the C-Class or E-Class be the right choice for you? Learn more about these two by contacting us here at Mercedes-Benz of Gilbert or schedule a test drive right here on our website!

*MSRP does not include transportation charge. Excludes options, taxes, title, registration, and dealer prep. Options, model availability, and price may vary. See dealer for details.