Compare 2021 Kia Stinger vs 2021 Mercedes-Benz C Class

2021 Kia Stinger
2021 Mercedes-Benz C Class
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GT AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Stinger GT AWD 17 25 $39,200 $41,790
Stinger GT RWD 17 25 $37,136 $39,590
Stinger GT-Line AWD 21 29 $33,101 $35,290
Stinger GT-Line RWD 22 29 $31,037 $33,090
Stinger GT1 AWD 17 25 $44,732 $47,690
Stinger GT1 RWD 17 25 $42,669 $45,490
Stinger GT2 AWD 17 25 $49,330 $52,590
Stinger GT2 RWD 17 25 $47,266 $50,390
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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
$39,200
$61,570
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$41,790
$65,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$697 / month
$1092 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Kia Stinger puts a pretty face to well-balanced ride 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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TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.8 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 47.8
Front Leg Room (in)
42.6 42
Front Hip Room (in)
55.5 -
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Second Leg Room (in)
36.4 32
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 38.8
Second Hip Room (in)
56.1 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.4 54.8
Second Head Room (in)
37 35.6
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
55.1 55.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.7 61.3
Wheelbase (in)
114.4 111.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.6 71.3
Track Width, Front (in)
62.8 63.1
Length, Overall (in)
190.2 184.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 3.6
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.4 12.6
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.8 14.2
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 17.4
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.4 38.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/35HR19 P245/40HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA R02
Front Tire Size
P225/40HR19 P225/45HR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA R02
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4023 4204
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8.5 18 X 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 18 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
740 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 180
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
376 @ 1300 384 @ 2500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.3 L/204 3.0 L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
365 @ 6000 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)
20 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 19
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.67 5.35
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.54 3.07
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.61 2.25
Trans Type
8 9
Drivetrain
All Wheel All Wheel
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.21
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.56 0.72
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.27 4.80
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.40 3.24
Trans Order Code
NA 421
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.19 1.64
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.64 0.86
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 1.00
Summary
Vehicle Name
Kia Stinger Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Body Style
Sedan 4MATIC Cabriolet
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.9 8.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 8.8
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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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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2021 Kia Stinger
  • 2021 Stinger available; 2022s arriving
  • Lease: From $299 for 36 months
  • Rebate: Up to $2,500 cash on 2021s
  • Finance: From 0.0% APR for 66 months
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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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