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2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs. 2020 Kia Stinger | Mercedes-Benz of Smithtown
2020 Mercedes Benz C-Class

2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

2020 Kia Stinger

2020 Kia Stinger

2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs. 2020 Kia Stinger

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is built for comfort, exceptional performance, and luxurious style. These qualities made it one of the top cars among subcompacts. It bears some characteristics of the E and S-Class but what makes it so endearing is that it manages to keep all the good features in a tiny package.

Compared to the C-Class, the 2020 Kia Stinger looks mighty with a bigger body. This does not mean, however, that it has more to offer than the C-Class. Take a look at this comparison to see why being big is not enough to take down the small but undoubtedly wonderful C-Class.

Design & Style

The pleasing similarities of the C-Class and its siblings can be seen from its exterior, although in a shrunken scale. What makes it a standout in the style department is that its cabin spells put its opulence from the materials used down to the well-thought layout. Every detail on its exterior speaks of sophistication; including the way all the equipment was molded in such a way that everything looks cohesive with the styling cues.

The Stinger, on the other hand, still sports the same sharp lines it had during its debut. The streamlined hatchback styling looks fine but it is dampened by the ducts and spoilers at the rear that does not go with the theme. It will look more stylish if it would remove those unnecessary additions.

Technology & Safety

The C-Class does not disappoint with its impressive set of infotainment equipment. Even the standard equipment already exudes modern and intuitive technology. It is also highly rated for having exceptional driver aids that are not present on most cars in its segment.

The infotainment system for the Stinger is straightforward. The functions work fine but lack the advancement and innovative qualities that are expected from luxury vehicles.


The C-Class is appropriately remarkable with its 2.0-liter turbocharged engine that easily delivers 255-hp. It is already quick at the base model and it is also nice that it has responsive steering and handling.  The acceleration feels strong and transmission remains smooth through shifts. It is also supremely comfortable to drive with plenty of seat adjustments to accommodate different body types.

The Stinger also has a 255 hp, 2.0-liter engine under its hood. It is fun to drive but is hard to launch from a full stop. The big body gives a lot of body roll even in the Sport setting. The steering also feels moderate although it tends to get too light just like other Kias.

The Bottom Line

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is a real winner with a robust array of both standard and optional features. The 2020 Kia Stinger lacks premium qualities that the C-Class has, such as advanced technology and safety features.

Ready to Schedule a 2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Test Drive Today?

At Mercedes-Benz of Smithtown, we offer a wide variety of Mercedes-Benz models for you to choose from, including-g the 2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class and we are more than happy to arrange for a test drive so that you can experience the stellar features of this vehicle. Call us today to make an appointment or simply pay us a visit at our showroom today!


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630 Middle Country Road St. James, NY


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