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2013 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Base

E350 BlueTEC 4dr Sedan

2013 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0L TDI

4dr Sedan

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