Compare 2011 Mercedes-Benz E Class vs 2011 Hyundai Genesis

2011 Mercedes-Benz E Class
2011 Hyundai Genesis
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2-Door Coupe RWD E 350
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe RWD E 350 17 26 $45,430 $48,850
4-Door Sedan RWD E 350 Luxury 17 24 $45,942 $49,400
4-Door Sedan RWD E 350 Sport 17 24 $45,942 $49,400
4-Door Sedan RWD E 350 Luxury BlueTEC 22 33 $47,337 $50,900
4-Door Sedan RWD E 350 Sport BlueTEC 22 33 $47,337 $50,900
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E 350 Luxury 17 24 $48,267 $51,900
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E 350 Sport 17 24 $48,267 $51,900
2-Door Coupe RWD E 550 15 23 $51,568 $55,450
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC E 350 Luxury 16 23 $52,266 $56,200
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC E 350 Sport 16 23 $52,266 $56,200
2-Door Cabriolet RWD E 350 17 25 $52,870 $56,850
4-Door Sedan RWD E 550 Luxury 15 23 $53,103 $57,100
4-Door Sedan RWD E 550 Sport 15 23 $53,103 $57,100
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E 550 Luxury 15 23 $55,428 $59,600
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E 550 Sport 15 23 $55,428 $59,600
2-Door Cabriolet RWD E 550 15 22 $60,264 $64,800
4-Door Sedan RWD E 63 AMG 13 20 $81,468 $87,600
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4-Door Sedan V6
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan V6 18 27 $30,954 $33,000
4-Door Sedan V8 17 25 $39,824 $43,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$45,430
$30,954
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$48,850
$33,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$814 / month
$550 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan swings to the masculine side of the pendulum and sharpens its driving appeal in the process. If you can do without a luxury logo, the 2011 Hyundai Genesis provides performance, features, and comfort—including impressive detailing—to match premium-brand sedans costing much more.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Large car
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.5 63.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
3.0 5.2
Length, Overall (in)
185.0 195.9
Height, Overall (in)
55.0 58.1
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.9 15.9
Brakes
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 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 12.6 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.0 19.3
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.7 15.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.3 36.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 2.93
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/45R17 P225/55R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/40R17 P225/55R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3683 3748
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.5 17 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 5.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 150
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 2400 - 5000 264 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA - TBD -
Displacement
3.5L/213 3.8L/231
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
268 @ 6000 290 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SFI MPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 21
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 1.40
Trans Type
7 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.72
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA SHIFTRONIC
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42/2.23 3.22
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86 2.04
Trans Order Code
NA - TBD -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.82 3.90
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.59
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.38 3.52
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz E-Class Hyundai Genesis
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.02
Suspension Type - Rear
5-arm Multi-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA 5-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.67
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA 5-link
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 4
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.3 8.9
Crash Test Ratings
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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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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