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2013 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Base

E350 BlueTEC 4dr Sedan

2013 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0L TDI

4dr Sedan

2014 Kia Forte LX

4dr Sedan

2013 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
(2013 Mercedes-Benz E350 BlueTEC 4dr Sedan shown)
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2013 Volkswagen Jetta
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2014 Kia Forte
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*Does not include customer cash-back incentives or options
N/A N/A    $16,541*
MSRP $52,200 $23,055 $15,900
Destination Charge $905 $795 $800
Invoice Price $48,546 $22,133 $15,599
Total List Price $53,105 $23,850 $16,700
Available Engines 210-hp, 3.0-liter V-6 (diesel) 140-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (diesel) 148-hp, 1.8-liter I-4 (regular gas)
Available Transmissions 7-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual 6-speed auto-shift manual w/OD and auto-manual 6-speed manual w/OD 6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual 6-speed manual w/OD
Fuel Economy City 22 mpg 30 mpg 25 mpg
Fuel Economy Highway 32 mpg 42 mpg 37 mpg
NHTSA Crash Test Data      
Other, Overall Rollover Rating
Side - Pole, Side - Pole -
Side - Barrier, Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat -
Side - Barrier, Side Barrier Rating Driver -
Overall, Overall -
Side - Pole Barrier combined, Side - Pole Barrier combined (REAR) -
Front, Overall Front -
Side - Pole Barrier combined, Side - Pole Barrier combined (FRONT) -
Front, Driver's -
Side - Barrier, Side - Barrier -
Front, Passenger's -
Side, Overall Side -
IIHS Crash Test Data      
Front, Head/Neck - - Acceptable
Moderate overlap front, Right Leg/Foot Good Good Good
Side, Driver Torso Good Acceptable Acceptable
Side, Driver Pelvis/Leg Good Good Good
Moderate overlap front, Restraints Good Good Good
Head Restraints and Seats, Seat Head/Restraint Geometry Good Good Good
Side, Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg Good Good Good
Moderate overlap front, Head/Neck Good Good Good
Side, Driver Head and Neck Good Good Good
Side, Rear Passenger Head Protection Good Good Good
Front, Retraints and dummy kinematics - - Poor
Side, Rear Passenger Head and Neck Good Good Good
Side, Rear Passenger Torso Good Acceptable Good
Head Restraints and Seats, Overall Rear Good Good Good
Front, Chest - - Good
Moderate overlap front, Chest Good Good Good
Front, Lower leg/foot - - Marginal
Front, Structure and safety cage - - Poor
Moderate overlap front, Left Leg/Foot Good Good Good
Head Restraints and Seats, Dynamic Rating Good Good Good
Moderate overlap front, Overall Front Good Good Good
Side, Structure/safety cage Good Good Good
Moderate overlap front, Structure/safety cage Good Good Good
Other, Roof Strength Good Good Good
Front, Overall evaluation - Marginal Poor
Front, Hip/thigh - - Poor
Side, Overall Side Good Good Good
Side, Driver Head Protection Good Good Good
Overview 2013 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Base 2013 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0L TDI 2014 Kia Forte LX
Safety Overview Standard:
driver and passenger front impact airbags, rear center 3 point seatbelt, ABS brakes, immobilizer
Standard:
driver and passenger front impact airbags, rear center 3 point seatbelt, ABS brakes, immobilizer
driver and passenger front impact airbags, rear center 3 point seatbelt, ABS brakes
Available:
driver and passenger front impact airbags
Available:
immobilizer
N/A
In-Vehicle Assistance Service Standard N/A N/A
Drive-Type Overview rear wheel drive front wheel drive front wheel drive
Audio Overview Standard:
AM/FM/Satellite-prep, seek-scan, in-dash mounted 6-disc CD changer, MP3 decoder, 8, amplifier, theft deterrent, window grid antenna, radio steering wheel controls
Standard:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder, 6, theft deterrent, window grid diversity antenna
Standard:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder, 4, window grid antenna, radio steering wheel controls
Available:
amplifier, theft deterrent, radio steering wheel controls
Available:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder
Available:
6
Available:
AM/FM/Satellite-prep, seek-scan, in-dash mounted 6-disc CD changer, MP3 decoder, amplifier, theft deterrent, radio steering wheel controls
Available:
9 brand, amplifier, theft deterrent
N/A
Available:
AM/FM/Satellite-prep, seek-scan, in-dash mounted 6-disc CD changer, MP3 decoder
N/A N/A
Available:
AM/FM/HD/Satellite, seek-scan, in-dash mounted 6-disc CD changer, MP3 decoder
N/A N/A
Available:
14 brand, premium amplifier, theft deterrent, radio steering wheel controls
N/A N/A
Interior 2013 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Base 2013 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0L TDI 2014 Kia Forte LX
Air conditioning, front dual zone front automatic manual manual
Air filter Standard Standard Standard
Underseat ducts Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary visors dual N/A N/A
Cargo concealed storage N/A N/A Standard
Cargo net N/A Available Available
Cargo tie downs Standard Standard N/A
Clock analog in-dash in-dash
Compass N/A N/A Available
Cruise control Standard Standard Available
Adaptive cruise control Available N/A N/A
Cup holders front and rear front and rear front and rear
Gear shift knob trim leather/metal-look leather urethane
12V DC power outlet 3 2 2
Lighter elements front N/A N/A
Ashtray Standard N/A N/A
Overhead console mini mini with storage N/A
Floor console full full full
Floor mats carpeted front & rear Standard:
carpeted front & rear
Available:
carpeted front & rear
N/A Available:
rubber front & rear
N/A
Front windows power power power
Rear windows power power power
1-Touch Window Up front and rear front and rear N/A
1-Touch Window Down front and rear front and rear driver
Programmable garage door opener Standard N/A Available
Instrumentation analog analog analog
Driver information center Standard Standard N/A
Tachometer Standard Standard Standard
Trip computer Standard Standard Standard
Water temp gauge Standard N/A Standard
Low fuel warning Standard Standard Standard
Service interval warning Standard Standard Standard
Exterior temperature display Standard Standard Standard
Lighting - glovebox Standard Standard Standard
Lighting - map lights front & rear front & rear N/A
Lighting - dome light fade fade fade
Lighting - cargo light Standard Standard Standard
Illuminated vanity mirrors driver and passenger driver and passenger Available:
driver and passenger
Rear window defogger Standard Standard Standard
Rearview mirror auto-dimming day-night day-night Standard:
day-night
N/A N/A Available:
auto-dimming day-night
Mirrors - visor vanity mirrors driver and passenger driver and passenger driver and passenger
Fuel door release keyfob N/A mechanical
Remote trunk release power power mechanical
Retained accessory power Standard Standard Standard
Seatback storage pockets 2 1 Available:
1
Tilt-Wheel adjustable steering column Standard Standard Standard
Steering wheel material Standard:
leather
leather urethane
Available:
leather/genuine wood
N/A N/A
Tire inflator N/A N/A Standard
Seats 2013 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Base 2013 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0L TDI 2014 Kia Forte LX
Front seat type bucket bucket bucket
Seating capacity 5 passengers 5 passengers 5 passengers
Front seat driver direction controls Standard:
8-way power
Standard:
2-way power
6-way
Available:
12-way power
Available:
6-way power
N/A
Front passenger seat direction controls 8-way power 2-way power 4-way
Lumbar support Standard:
driver and passenger
Available:
driver
N/A
Available:
driver
N/A N/A
Front armrests center center sliding Standard:
center
N/A N/A Available:
center sliding
Front head restraints adjustable adjustable adjustable
Heated front seats Available:
driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback
driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback N/A
Cooled front seats Available:
driver and passenger
N/A N/A
Memory driver and passenger N/A N/A
Rear seats Standard:
bench
60-40 bench 60-40 bench
Available:
60-40 bench
N/A N/A
Rear armrest Standard with pass-thru Available
Rear head restraints 3 - adjustable 3 - adjustable 3 - adjustable
Seat trim Standard:
leatherette
leatherette cloth
Available:
leather
N/A N/A
Entertainment 2013 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Base 2013 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0L TDI 2014 Kia Forte LX
Radio Standard:
AM/FM/Satellite-prep, seek-scan
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan
Available:
AM/FM/HD/Satellite, seek-scan
N/A N/A
CD player in-dash mounted 6-disc in-dash mounted single in-dash mounted single
MP3 capability Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary audio input Standard Standard Standard
DVD-Audio Standard N/A N/A
Steering wheel audio controls Standard N/A Standard
Voice recognition Available N/A N/A
Speakers Standard:
8
Standard:
6
Standard:
4
Available:
14 brand
Available:
9 brand
Available:
6
Amplifier Standard:
Standard
Available N/A
Available:
premium
N/A N/A
Speed-Sensitive Volume Standard Standard Standard
Entertainment system Available:
with DVD and digital media
N/A N/A
Navigation system Available:
with voice activation
Available N/A
1st row LCD screen 1 Available:
1
N/A
2nd row LCD screen Available:
2
N/A N/A
Bluetooth Compatibility Standard Standard Standard
Safety and Security 2013 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Base 2013 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0L TDI 2014 Kia Forte LX
Airbags, frontal driver and front passenger driver and front passenger driver and front passenger
Airbags, side impact seat mounted, driver and passenger seat mounted, driver and passenger seat mounted, driver and passenger
Airbags, side curtain curtain 1st and 2nd row curtain 1st and 2nd row curtain 1st and 2nd row
Airbags, knee protection driver N/A N/A
Occupant sensor Standard Standard Standard
Traction control ABS and driveline ABS and driveline ABS and driveline
In-Vehicle Assistance Service Standard N/A N/A
Stolen-vehicle tracking Standard N/A N/A
Height adjustable safety belts front front front
Seatbelt pretensioners front and rear front front
Headlights Standard:
halogen
halogen halogen
Available:
high intensity low/high beam
N/A N/A
Exterior light control fully automatic N/A auto off
Delay off headlamps Standard N/A Standard
Headlight washer Standard N/A Standard
Cornering lights Available N/A N/A
Daytime running lights Standard Standard N/A
Directionally adaptive headlights Available N/A N/A
LED brakelights Standard N/A N/A
Door curb lights 4 N/A N/A
Illuminated entry Standard Standard Standard
Parking assist Available N/A N/A
Remote keyless entry keyfob (all doors) keyfob (all doors) Available:
keyfob (all doors)
Keyless access system Available Available N/A
Panic alarm Standard Standard Available
Door locks power with 2 stage unlock power with 2 stage unlock power with 2 stage unlock
Rear child safety door locks Standard Standard Standard
Content theft-deterrent alarm system Standard Standard N/A
Ignition disable Standard Standard N/A
Lane departure Available N/A N/A
First aid kit Standard Available N/A
Theft deterrent radio Standard Standard N/A
Blind spot sensor Available N/A N/A
Low tire pressure warning Standard Standard Standard
Warranty 2013 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Base 2013 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0L TDI 2014 Kia Forte LX
Warranty - Basic (mths/miles) 48/50,000 36/36,000 60/60,000
Warranty - Power Train (mths/miles) 48/50,000 60/60,000 120/100,000
Warranty - Corrosion/Perforation (mths/miles) 48/50,000 144/unlimited 60/100,000
Warranty - Roadside Assistance (mths/miles) unlimited/unlimited 36/36,000 60/60,000
Warranty - Maintenance (mths/miles) N/A 36/36,000 N/A
Exterior 2013 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Base 2013 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0L TDI 2014 Kia Forte LX
Antenna window grid window grid window grid
Body material galvanized steel/aluminum fully galvanized steel fully galvanized steel
Paint Standard:
clearcoat monotone
clearcoat monotone clearcoat monotone
Available:
metallic monotone
N/A N/A
Bodyside moldings body-colored N/A N/A
Bodyside insert chrome N/A N/A
Grille trim chrome black w/chrome accents black w/chrome surround
Fog/driving lights front and rear N/A N/A
Door count 4 doors 4 doors 4 doors
Rear cargo door Standard:
trunk
trunk trunk
Available:
power open and close trunk
N/A N/A
Tinted windows light light light
Rear window type fixed fixed fixed
Mirrors power remote driver, power remote w/tilt down passenger dual power remote dual power remote
Heated side mirrors Standard Standard Standard
Mirrors, auto dimming driver N/A N/A
Sunroof Standard:
1st row regular express open/close sliding and tilting glass
Available:
1st row regular express open/close sliding and tilting glass
N/A
Available:
1st and 2nd row exterior express open/close sliding and tilting glass
N/A N/A
Spoiler Available:
lip
Available:
lip
Available:
lip
Tires P245/45HR17.0 BSW run flat AS Standard:
P205/55HR16.0 BSW AS
Standard:
P195/65HR15.0 BSW AS
N/A Available:
P225/45HR17.0 BSW AS
Available:
P205/55HR16.0 BSW AS
Wheels Standard:
17" silver aluminum
Standard:
16" silver aluminum
Standard:
15" steel
Available:
silver aluminum
Available:
17" silver aluminum
Available:
16" silver aluminum
N/A Available:
17" painted aluminum
Available:
steel
Spare tire and wheel N/A full-size steel N/A
Windshield wipers - front variable intermittent variable intermittent variable intermittent
Windshield wipers - rain sensing Standard N/A N/A
Mud flaps N/A Available Available
Mechanical 2013 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Base 2013 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0L TDI 2014 Kia Forte LX
Engine 3.0L V-6 2.0L I-4 1.8L I-4
Engine - valvetrain DOHC DOHC DOHC
Turbocharger intercooled turbo intercooled turbo N/A
Brakes 4-wheel disc 4-wheel disc 4-wheel disc
Antilock braking system (ABS) 4-wheel 4-wheel 4-wheel
Brake assist Standard Standard Standard
Drive type rear-wheel front-wheel front-wheel
Exhaust stainless steel stainless steel stainless steel
Steering rack & pinion rack & pinion rack & pinion
Speed sensitive steering Standard Standard N/A
Suspension tuning Standard:
regular
regular regular
Available:
sport
N/A N/A
Front suspension type strut strut strut
Front anti-roll bar Standard Standard Standard
Front shocks gas-pressurized gas-pressurized gas-pressurized
Front springs coil coil coil
Rear suspension type multi-link torsion beam semi-independent torsion beam
Rear anti-roll bar Standard Standard N/A
Rear shocks gas-pressurized gas-pressurized gas-pressurized
Rear springs coil coil coil
Electronic stability system Standard Standard Standard
Tiptronic automatic Standard Available Available
Transmission 7-spd auto w/OD Standard:
6-spd man w/OD
Standard:
6-spd man w/OD
N/A Available:
6-spd auto-shift man w/OD
Available:
6-spd auto w/OD
Axle ratio 3.07 Standard:
3.45
Standard:
4.33
N/A Available:
4.12
Available:
3.07
Remote vehicle starting system N/A N/A Available
Specifications 2013 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Base 2013 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0L TDI 2014 Kia Forte LX
Exterior length 191.7 " 182.2 " 179.5 "
Exterior body width 73.0 " 70.0 " 70.1 "
Exterior height 57.9 " 57.2 " 56.5 "
Engine 3.0L V-6 2.0L I-4 1.8L I-4
Horsepower 210 @ 3,400 rpm 140 @ 4,000 rpm 148 @ 6,500 rpm
Torque 400 @ 1,600 rpm 236 @ 1,750 rpm 131 @ 4,700 rpm
Fuel economy - city 22 mpg 30 mpg 25 mpg
Fuel economy - highway 32 mpg 42 mpg 37 mpg
Bore-and-Stroke 3.27 / 3.62 " 3.19 / 3.76 " 3.19 / 3.43 "
Curb weight 4,059 lbs. Standard:
3,161 lbs.
Standard:
2,736 lbs.
N/A Available:
3,210 lbs.
Available:
2,776 lbs.
Gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) N/A Standard:
4,256 lbs.
N/A
N/A Available:
4,300 lbs.
N/A
Payload N/A Standard:
1,076 lbs.
N/A
N/A Available:
1,071 lbs.
N/A
Wheelbase 113.2 " 104.4 " 106.3 "
Front track 63.0 " 60.4 " Standard:
61.5 "
N/A N/A Available:
61.1 "
Rear track 63.7 " 60.3 " Standard:
62.0 "
N/A N/A Available:
61.7 "
Turning radius 18.5 ' 18.2 ' 17.4 '
Drag coefficient .28 .30 .27
Front legroom 41.3 " 41.2 " 42.2 "
Rear legroom 35.8 " 38.1 " 35.9 "
Front headroom 37.9 " 37.0 " 39.1 "
Rear headroom 38.2 " 37.0 " 37.3 "
Front hiproom N/A N/A 53.8 "
Rear hiproom N/A N/A 53.1 "
Front shoulder room 57.8 " 55.2 " 56.1 "
Rear shoulder room 56.9 " 53.6 " 54.9 "
Luggage volume 15.9 cu.ft. 15.5 cu.ft. 14.9 cu.ft.
Luggage volume (max) 15.9 cu.ft. 15.5 cu.ft. 14.9 cu.ft.
Passenger volume N/A 94 cu.ft. 96 cu.ft.
Fuel tank 21.1 gal. 14.5 gal. 13.2 gal.