Compare 2014 Mercedes-Benz C Class vs 2014 INFINITI Q50

2014 Mercedes-Benz C Class
2014 INFINITI Q50
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4-Door Sedan RWD C250 Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD C250 Sport 22 31 $33,294 $35,800
4-Door Sedan RWD C250 Luxury 22 31 $33,713 $36,250
2-Door Coupe RWD C250 22 31 $35,526 $38,200
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC C300 Sport 20 27 $36,642 $39,400
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC C300 Luxury 20 27 $37,061 $39,850
4-Door Sedan RWD C350 Sport 20 29 $39,153 $42,100
2-Door Coupe RWD C350 20 28 $40,781 $43,850
2-Door Coupe 4MATIC C350 19 27 $42,641 $45,850
4-Door Sedan RWD C63 AMG 13 19 $56,033 $60,250
2-Door Coupe RWD C63 AMG 13 19 $58,358 $62,750
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4-Door Sedan RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 20 29 $34,550 $37,150
4-Door Sedan AWD 19 27 $36,224 $38,950
4-Door Sedan RWD Premium 20 29 $37,200 $40,000
4-Door Sedan AWD Premium 19 27 $38,874 $41,800
4-Door Sedan RWD Sport 20 29 $40,595 $43,650
4-Door Sedan RWD Hybrid Premium 29 36 $41,292 $44,400
4-Door Sedan AWD Sport 19 27 $42,269 $45,450
4-Door Sedan AWD Hybrid Premium 28 35 $42,966 $46,200
4-Door Sedan RWD Hybrid Sport 28 34 $43,524 $46,800
4-Door Sedan AWD Hybrid Sport 27 31 $45,198 $48,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,294
$34,550
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,800
$37,150
Monthly Payment Estimate
$597 / month
$619 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
For those who have a want a value-oriented car that projects the right image, the 2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class makes a lot of sense. With a hot new look, a Hybrid, some world-first technology, and much-improved cabin refinement--combined with a sharp, eager driving character--the 2014 Infiniti Q50 seeks new sport-sedan believers.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55 56.1
Front Head Room (in)
37.1 40.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
88.2 113.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 56.7
Second Leg Room (in)
33.4 35.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 44.5
Second Head Room (in)
36.9 37.5
Front Hip Room (in)
- 53.2
Second Hip Room (in)
- 52.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 59.8
Length, Overall (in)
180.8 188.3
Height, Overall (in)
56.3 56.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.6 60.2
Wheelbase (in)
108.7 112.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.7 71.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.4 13.5
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.6 12.6
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 12.1
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.4 20
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.3 -
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/40HR17 P225/55VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/45HR17 P225/55VR17
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3428 3574
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 8.5 17 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 17 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 150
Engine
Displacement
1.8 L/110 3.7 L/226
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
201 @ 5500 328 @ 7000
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
229 @ 2000 269 @ 5200
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 20
Transmission
Trans Type
7 7
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.97
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86 3.19
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.86
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.38 4.92
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 0.77
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.07 3.36
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 2.04
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz C-Class Infiniti Q50
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Double Wishbone
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6.0 (Est) -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.3 (Est) 7.8
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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