2020 Kia Optima vs 2020 Mercedes-Benz C 300 Coupe

White 2020 Kia Optima and red 2020 Mercedes-Benz C 300 Coupe

Kia is quickly making its way up the ranks to compete with top luxury brands, one being Mercedes-Benz. While competing against Mercedes-Benz previously may have seemed more like a pipe dream than a reality, these days the Kia brand is regularly being compared to these top dog luxury manufacturers and is continuing to hold its own, giving the competitors a run for their money.

One of the commonly compared vehicles is the 2020 Kia Optima and in this comparison guide we’re putting it head to head with the 2020 Mercedes-Benz C 300 Coupe. The Optima is a perfect blend of style and class with a price tag that shoppers will love. See how it stacks up against one of its rivals in this 2020 Kia Optima vs 2020 Mercedes-Benz C 300 Coupe comparison or click the link below to view our lineup of in-stock Kia Optima models at Friendly Kia.

2020 Kia Optima


2020 Mercedes-Benz C 300 Coupe

2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine Base Engine 2.0-liter inline-4 turbo engine
6-speed automatic transmission Transmission 9G-TRONIC® 9-speed automatic transmission
25 city/35 highway mpg EPA-estimated Fuel Economy 22 city/31 highway mpg
Android Auto™ | Apple CarPlay® | Bluetooth® Connectivity Integration Android Auto™ | Apple CarPlay® | Bluetooth®
45.5 inches/35.6 inches Front Legroom (Front/Rear) 42 inches/32 inches
15.9 cubic feet Trunk Space 10.5 cubic feet
10 years/100,000 miles Engine/Powertrain Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles
$23,390 Starting Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price $45,950

2020 Kia Optima Shines Against Luxury-Level Competitor

The 2020 Kia Optima not only sits at a comfortable price point but it delivers in every category, often offering more than its highly-priced competitors. While the nearly $23,000 price difference between the Optima and the competing Mercedes-Benz C 300 Coupe isn’t much of a shock, the number of amenities, space, and convenience features the Optima delivers over its competitor might have you doing a double take.

Beneath the hood of the 2020 Kia Optima is a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine paired to a 6-speed automatic transmission. This power duo delivers 185 horsepower and offers an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 25 city/35 highway mpg. The fuel economy of the competing Mercedes-Benz model falls short of this Kia, with an EPA-estimated 22 city/31 highway mpg with its 2.0-liter inline-4 turbo engine.

Drivers looking for a spacious sedan will find the Kia Optima does more than deliver. This Kia sedan is roomy without being bulky, offering 15.9 cubic feet of space in the trunk and an impressive 45.5 inches of front legroom. The competing C 300 Coupe falls short in terms of both legroom and trunk space, limiting the amount of room passengers and cargo will have.

As always, Kia blows everyone out of the water with its leading powertrain warranty. Behind the wheel of a new 2020 Kia Optima drivers are covered for up to 10 years or 100,000 miles. The Mercedes-Benz C 300 Coupe limits coverage to just 4 years or 50,000 miles.

For additional information on the knockout 2020 Kia Optima, contact a member of the Friendly Kia sales team today.