Compare 2012 Mercedes-Benz E Class vs 2012 Hyundai Genesis

2012 Mercedes-Benz E Class
2012 Hyundai Genesis
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2-Door Coupe RWD E350
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe RWD E350 19 28 $46,314 $49,800
4-Door Sedan RWD E350 Luxury 20 30 $46,956 $50,490
4-Door Sedan RWD E350 Sport 20 30 $46,956 $50,490
4-Door Sedan RWD E350 Luxury BlueTEC 21 32 $48,072 $51,690
4-Door Sedan RWD E350 Sport BlueTEC 21 32 $48,072 $51,690
2-Door Coupe 4MATIC E350 19 29 $48,639 $52,300
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E350 Luxury 19 28 $49,281 $52,990
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E350 Sport 19 28 $49,281 $52,990
2-Door Coupe RWD E550 17 27 $52,629 $56,590
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC E350 Luxury 19 27 $53,150 $57,150
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC E350 Sport 19 27 $53,150 $57,150
2-Door Cabriolet RWD E350 18 28 $53,680 $57,720
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E550 Sport 16 26 $55,605 $59,790
2-Door Cabriolet RWD E550 16 25 $60,264 $64,800
4-Door Sedan RWD E63 AMG 16 24 $82,677 $88,900
4-Door Wagon RWD E63 AMG 15 23 $85,095 $91,500
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4-Door Sedan V6 3.8L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan V6 3.8L 18 28 $32,070 $34,200
4-Door Sedan V8 4.6L 16 25 $41,204 $44,500
4-Door Sedan V8 5.0L 17 25 $42,124 $45,500
4-Door Sedan V8 5.0L R-Spec 16 25 $43,044 $46,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$46,314
$32,070
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$49,800
$34,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$830 / month
$570 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Mercedes-Benz E Class models have sharper driving appeal than in the past, while also returning to the classy interior appointments and vault-like construction that have made them longtime luxury benchmarks. The Genesis' impressive details and execution make it a pragmatic luxury-car choice, especially in the quick, plush V-6 version.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Large car
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
48.9 57.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.0 44.3
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.9
Second Leg Room (in)
32.9 38.6
Front Head Room (in)
40.2 40.4
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
40.4 58.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 109.4
Second Head Room (in)
35.8 37.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.8 64.4
Wheelbase (in)
108.7 115.6
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.9 74.4
Track Width, Front (in)
60.5 63.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
3.0 5.2
Length, Overall (in)
185.0 196.3
Height, Overall (in)
55.0 58.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.9 15.9
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x 0.9 12.4 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.7 x 1.3 13.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.0 19.3
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.7 15.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.3 36.0
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/40R17 P225/55R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/45R17 P225/55R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3759 3971
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.5 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 5.2
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
273 @ 3500-5250 291 @ 5100
Engine Order Code
NA - TBD -
Displacement
3.5L/213 3.8L/231
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
302 @ 6500 333 @ 6400
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 18 (Est)
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 22 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 28 (Est)
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42/2.23 2.27
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86 2.39
Trans Order Code
NA - TBD -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.82 3.90
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.19
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/manual shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.82
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 0.64
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.38 3.66
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 1.61
Trans Type
7 8
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.55
Summary
Body Style
Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz E-Class Hyundai Genesis
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.7
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.0
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.3 - TBD -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 -

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