The width of the vehicle influences on passanger's inner room as well as stability of driving. The Mercury is 137 mm wider than the Mercedes C-Class W202 Estate T202. It is clearly perceptible by those sitting in front, who have more room for their elbows.
The wheelbase of a car means the distance between its front and rear wheels. The wheelbase significantly affects the driving due to better car's weight distribution. Mercury Sable III Estate 3.0 145HP has 2 percent longer wheelbase distance in comparison to Mercedes C-Class W202. Wheelbase dimensions are crucial to the stability and steering. Hence, the mass of Mercury Sable III should be better distributed and driving should be smoother and safer.
The Mercury Sable III Estate is 577 mm longer than the Mercedes C-Class W202 Estate T202. Long vehicles are more spacious and usually have more storage space. While the Mercury Sable III Estate occurs to be better choice for families or persons who value convenient driving that make them feel fresh and relaxed upon arriving, the Mercedes C-Class W202 may appeal to city drivers because it will not cause troubles with parking and will be easier for turning in narrow streets.
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Given that the Mercedes C-Class W202 was launched only 3 years before the Mercury Sable III Estate, the distance in technology applied in both vehicles shouldn’t be really huge, however, the Mercury Sable III Estate 3.0 145HP might have slightly more new solutions used in it.