Comparison - Mercedes-Benz C-Class AMG C 43 2018 - vs - Ford Taurus Limited 2019

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Average Price: 
53,400
Updated: 
09 Jun 2018
$
39,160
Updated: 
08 Jun 2018
Car Type: 
Car
Car
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2018
2019
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
9-speed Shiftable Automatic
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
17.40gals
19.00gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Burgundy Velvet
#612626
Magnetic
#676657
Ruby Red
#AC1115
White Platinum
#D5CEC8
Ingot Silver
#BEBFC1
Agate Black
#FAFAFA
Blue
#406A9A

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

There have been some changes to standard and optional equipment across the C-Class lineup, and Mercedes has simplified some options packages and stand-alone options. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are now available in the C-Class, too. A plug-in hybrid, the C350e, is essentially new, though it technically debuted very late in the 2017 model year.

PROS
Interior is impeccably crafted
Many available cutting-edge features
Exterior styling turns heads everywhere
Multiple high-horsepower powertrains available

CONS
Stiff standard suspension
Clumsy touchpad infotainment interface

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class ranked #10 in Luxury Small Cars. Currently the Mercedes-Benz C-Class has a score of 8.4 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 47 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Elegant interior with high-grade materials
Refined, powerful engines

Cons
Complicated infotainment system and controls
Small rear seats
Poor predicted reliability rating

By: 
usnews.com

Very expensive and still not very large, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class nonetheless leads its luxury niche with fabulous style and fantastic power and grip.

Pros
Coupe, convertible, or sedan
A great-looking family
Powertrains range from great to GREAT
Best C-Class handling ever

Cons
Automatic-only
From $$ to $$$$
Tight rear seats
Shy on cargo space
Plug-in hybrid adds little

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2019 Ford Taurus is a dead car driving. Look closely at its rivals.

Pros
Rides softly
Comfortable front seats
Advanced optional infotainment
Discounts readily available

Cons
Tight rear seat
Hard to see out of
Lacks key features
Will be dropped from lineup

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Pros
Steering feedback
Massive trunk
Seating comfort
Child-safety seat usability

Cons
Unresponsive transmission with non-turbo V-6
Undersized cabin for a full-size car
Visibility
Interior build quality

By: 
cars.com

The 2019 Ford Taurus Sedan comes with all wheel drive, and front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed shiftable automatic.

Pros
Rides comfortably and quietly on the highway
The giant trunk is one of the roomiest in the large sedan class
Available all-wheel drive for enhanced wet-weather traction

Cons
Skimpy list of standard features on base SE model
Performance SHO model lacks the punch of big-engine rivals
Feels slow and ponderous when driving around turns
The interior doesn't seem as airy or spacious as it should

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Flexible
Fuel Economy City USA: 
20.00mpg
17.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
27.00mpg
24.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Flexible-fuel vehicle (FFV)

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
24
Cylinders: 
6
V
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.00L
3.50L
Torque: 
384ft-lbs
at 2 000rpm
254ft-lbs
at 4 000rpm
Horsepower: 
362hp
at 5 550rpm
288hp
at 6 500rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
38.40Feet
39.50Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Heated Steering Wheel
Leather And Simulated Wood Steering Wheel
Adjustable Pedals
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Keyless Ignition

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
185.00in
203.00in
Width: 
71.30in
76.20in
Height: 
56.30in
60.70in
Wheel Base: 
111.80in
113.00in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
37.10
39.00
Rear Head Room: 
37.10
37.80
Front Leg Room: 
41.70in
44.20in
Rear leg room: 
35.20in
38.10in
Front Hip Room: 
56.30in
Front Shoulder Room: 
55.30in
57.90in
Rear Hip Room: 
55.80in
Rear Shoulder room: 
55.50in
56.90in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
20.10cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
12.60cu.ft
20.10cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
3759.00lbs
3917.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
no
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Heated Mirrors
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry
Heated Mirrors
1 One-Touch Power Windows

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
no
no
Front Seats Features: 
10 -Way Power Driver Seat
10 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Sport Front Seats
Leatherette/Suede
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Premium Leather
Driver Cooled Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Passenger Cooled Seat
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Rear Seats Features: 
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Multi-Level Heating

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Keyless Ignition

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
yes
More Entertainment: 
5 Total Speakers
Memory Card Slot
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
2 Subwoofer(S)
6 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
USB Connection
6 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
USB Connection
7 Total Speakers
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
Sony Premium Brand Speakers
Memory Card Slot

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 X 8.5
19 In
Wheels more: 
Run Flat Tires
Painted Alloy Wheels
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Ventilated front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Rear ventilated disc brakes
solid rear disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
no
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
no
no
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Blind Spot Warning Accident Avoidance System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Brake Drying
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Blind Spot Warning Accident Avoidance System
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Post-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt

Options

Packages: 
Designo Platinum White Pearl/Black Nappa Leather Package
Advanced Lighting Package
Designo Saddle Brown/Black Nappa Leather Package
AMG Night Package
Designo Saddle Brown/Black Nappa Leather W/AMG Performance Seats
Parking Assist Package
Multimedia Package
Designo Platinum White Pearl/Black Nappa Leather W/AMG Performance Seats
Premium Driver Assistance Package
Smartphone Integration Package
Driver Assist Package
Equipment Group 301A
Exterior Options: 
Carbon Fiber Rear Spoiler
19" AMG Split 5-Spoke W/Black Accents
Wheel Locks
19" AMG Multispoke Wheels W/Black Accents
Illuminated Star
LED Headlamps
AMG Exterior Carbon-Fiber Package
19" AMG Split 5-Spoke
Panorama Sunroof
19" AMG Multispoke Wheels
Chrome Door Handle Inserts
LED Logo Projectors
Daytime Running Lamps (Fleet)
Front License Plate Bracket
20" Polished Aluminum Wheels
Rear Spoiler
Power Moonroof
Interior Options: 
Head-Up Display
Burmester Surround Sound System
Rear-Side Window Sunshades
Replace Red Or Silver Seat Belts W/Black
Garmin MAP PILOT SD Card
AMG Nappa/DINAMICA Performance Steering Wheel
Power Rear-Window Sunshade
AMG Performance Seats
Heated And Ventilated Front Seats
Air Balance Cabin Air Purification And Fragrance System
AMG Track Pace Application
Smoker's Pack
Voice-Activated Navigation System
All Weather Floor Mats
Cargo Organizer

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Dune, leather
#A09B87
Charcoal Black, leather
#3D3D3D