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Mercedes-Benz CLS vs. Mercedes-Benz E-Class

When comparing the Mercedes-Benz CLS to the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, the Mercedes-Benz CLS has the advantage in the area of base engine power. The Mercedes-Benz E-Class has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency, interior volume and overall quality score. Based on this comparison of the Mercedes-Benz CLS versus the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class is a better car than the Mercedes-Benz CLS.

Mercedes-Benz CLS versus Mercedes-Benz E-Class Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Mercedes-Benz CLS ranges from $66,551 to $89,899 while a used Mercedes-Benz E-Class from the same model year range is priced between $46,953 to $95,257. For a new model, the Mercedes-Benz CLS's price is between $76,278 and $92,745, with the Mercedes-Benz E-Class priced between $58,258 and $92,442.

Mercedes-Benz CLS versus Mercedes-Benz E-Class Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Mercedes-Benz CLS is 8.0 out of 10 while the Mercedes-Benz E-Class' quality rating is 8.5 out of 10. This results in the Mercedes-Benz CLS being ranked 5 out of 25 Best Luxury Large Cars and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class being ranked 4 out of 29 Best Luxury Midsize Cars.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Mercedes-Benz CLS’s base engine makes 362 horsepower, and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class base engine makes 255 horsepower. The CLS is rated to deliver an average of 25 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 633 miles. The E-Class is rated to deliver an average of 26 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 539 miles. Both models use premium unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class, a midsize car, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and trunk space. The Mercedes-Benz CLS, a large car, has the advantage in the area of front leg room. The Mercedes-Benz CLS and Mercedes-Benz E-Class are comparable in regards to front shoulder room.

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2022 Mercedes-Benz CLS

2022 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$76,278 - $92,745

Used Asking Price:

$66,551 - $89,899

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

53.8%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$58,258 - $92,442

Used Asking Price:

$46,953 - $95,257

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

56.8%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.0 / 10

Reliability:

8.4 / 10

Retained Value:

7.5 / 10

Safety:

Not available

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.5 / 10

Reliability:

8.7 / 10

Retained Value:

6.9 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

5 / 25
5 / 25

iSeeCars Rankings

3 / 29
4 / 29

Summary Review

Not yet available

Summary Review

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Available Body Styles

Sedan

Available Body Styles

Convertible

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

CLS 450 4MATIC

Trim Levels

AMG E 53, E 450 4MATIC, E 450

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years / 50000 miles

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

Not yet available

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK +

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

362 hp @ 5500 rpm

Torque:

369 foot-lbs @ 1600 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.085 hp per pound

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

255 hp @ 5800 rpm

Torque:

273 foot-lbs @ 1800 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.067 hp per pound

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

3 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

6

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

22 / 30 / 25

Range (city/hwy):

464 / 633 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

RWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

23 / 31 / 26

Range (city/hwy):

400 / 539 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Standard

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Standard

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Available

Lane Keeping Assist:

Available

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Not yet available

Pedestrian Detection:

Not yet available

Lane Departure Warning:

Not yet available

Lane Keeping Assist:

Not yet available

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Not yet available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Not yet available

360-Degree Camera:

Not yet available

Rear Seat Reminder:

Not yet available

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Not yet available

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

36.9 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.9 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

57.8 inches

Rear Head Room:

35.9 inches

Rear Leg Room:

35 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

56.5 inches

Cargo Space:

11.9 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

93.0 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

37.3 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.7 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

57.8 inches

Rear Head Room:

37.6 inches

Rear Leg Room:

36.2 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

57.1 inches

Cargo Space:

13.1 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

98.0 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4255 lbs

Width:

81.5 inches

Height:

56.3 inches

Length:

196.4 inches

Wheelbase:

115.7 inches

Ground Clearance:

3.7 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3781 lbs

Width:

81.3 inches

Height:

57.8 inches

Length:

194.3 inches

Wheelbase:

115.7 inches

Ground Clearance:

3.8 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

19.0 x 8.0 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

245/40R19

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 x 8.0 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

245/45R18