Compare 2021 INFINITI Q50 vs 2021 Mercedes-Benz C Class

2021 INFINITI Q50
2021 Mercedes-Benz C Class
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3.0t LUXE AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Q50 3.0t LUXE AWD 19 27 $41,391 $43,800
Q50 3.0t LUXE RWD 20 29 $39,501 $41,800
Q50 3.0t PURE AWD 19 27 $36,572 $38,700
Q50 3.0t PURE RWD 20 29 $34,682 $36,700
Q50 3.0t SENSORY AWD 19 27 $46,967 $49,700
Q50 3.0t SENSORY RWD 20 29 $45,077 $47,700
Q50 3.0t SIGNATURE EDITION AWD 19 27 $47,439 $50,200
Q50 3.0t SIGNATURE EDITION RWD 20 29 $45,549 $48,200
Q50 RED SPORT 400 AWD 19 26 $54,668 $57,850
Q50 RED SPORT 400 RWD 20 26 $52,778 $55,850
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AMG C 43 4MATIC Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
C-Class AMG C 43 4MATIC Convertible 19 27 $61,570 $65,500
C-Class AMG C 43 4MATIC Coupe 19 27 $55,460 $59,000
C-Class AMG C 43 4MATIC Sedan 18 27 $53,110 $56,500
C-Class AMG C 63 Convertible 17 25 $73,320 $78,000
C-Class AMG C 63 Coupe 17 26 $66,411 $70,650
C-Class AMG C 63 S Convertible 17 25 $80,464 $85,600
C-Class AMG C 63 S Coupe 17 26 $73,555 $78,250
C-Class AMG C 63 S Sedan 17 26 $71,628 $76,200
C-Class AMG C 63 Sedan 17 26 $64,484 $68,600
C-Class C 300 4MATIC Convertible 22 30 $53,298 $56,700
C-Class C 300 4MATIC Coupe 23 32 $46,248 $49,200
C-Class C 300 4MATIC Sedan 23 33 $40,984 $43,600
C-Class C 300 Convertible 23 31 $51,418 $54,700
C-Class C 300 Coupe 24 33 $44,368 $47,200
C-Class C 300 Sedan 23 35 $39,104 $41,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$41,391
$61,570
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$43,800
$65,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$730 / month
$1092 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.0
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Infiniti Q50 is a sleek, entertaining sedan, but it’s lagging behind newer rivals in comfort and handling. Svelte, sporty, and somewhat understated, the 2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class should be at the top of your compact luxury sedan shopping list.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100 -
Second Hip Room (in)
52.5 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.7 54.8
Second Head Room (in)
36.8 35.6
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 47.8
Front Leg Room (in)
44.5 42
Front Hip Room (in)
53.2 -
Second Leg Room (in)
35.1 32
Front Head Room (in)
39.5 38.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.8 63.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.9 3.6
Length, Overall (in)
189.6 184.8
Height, Overall (in)
57.2 55.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 61.3
Wheelbase (in)
112.2 111.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.8 71.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.5 8.8
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 14.2
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)
12.1 12.6
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20 17.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 38.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P225/50VR18 P225/45HR18
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA R02
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50VR18 P245/40HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA R02
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3888 4204
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 18 X 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 18 X 7.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 180
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
295 @ 1600 384 @ 2500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0 L/183 3.0 L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 6400 385 @ 6100
Engine Type
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 19
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.78 5.35
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.94 3.07
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.98 2.25
Trans Type
7 9
Drivetrain
All Wheel All Wheel
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.21
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 0.86
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.86 4.80
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.10 3.24
Trans Order Code
NA 421
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.64
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 1.00
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.72
Summary
Vehicle Name
INFINITI Q50 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Body Style
Sedan 4MATIC Cabriolet
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.1 8.0
Crash Test Ratings
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
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2021 Mercedes-Benz C Class
  • 2021 C-Class is available
  • Lease: From $449/mo.
  • Discounts: Up to $3,000 off (Sedan)
  • Finance: 1.99% APR for 36 mo.
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