The SLC-Class competes in a segment that has gotten increasingly edgy, leaving it as one of the more conservative and comfort-oriented roadsters in the group.
The Porsche 718 Boxster and its fixed-roof sibling, the Porsche 718 Cayman, are brilliant performers with some of the best steering and handling at any price.
The BMW Z4 has been one of the SLC's closest competitors, but it’s due for a complete redesign next year.
The Jaguar F-Type convertible and coupe offers good looks and huge power in top versions, but the price has escalated into six-figure range.
The recently redesigned Mazda MX-5 Miata is a sweet understudy to these pricey roadsters.
It doesn't have the SLC's luxurious accoutrements, but comes with unrivaled driving thrills at a much lower price.
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|2018 Mercedes-Benz SLC ClassBrowse Used Listings||2018 Jaguar F-TypeBrowse Used Listings||2018 Mazda MX-5 MiataBrowse Used Listings||2016 BMW Z4Browse Used Listings|
|20 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy||26 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy|
|Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Premium Unleaded I-4||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4|
|Two Seaters||Two-Seaters||Two Seaters||Two-Seaters|
|SLC 300 Roadster||Coupe Automatic 296HP||Sport Manual||2-Door Roadster sDrive28i|
|Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Manual||Manual w/OD|
|Detailed Spec Comparison|
|2018 Mercedes-Benz SLC Class vs. 2018 Jaguar F-Type||2018 Mercedes-Benz SLC Class vs. 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata||2018 Mercedes-Benz SLC Class vs. 2016 BMW Z4|