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2014 Ford Fusion Energi vs. 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Ford Fusion Energi than the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class. The Ford Fusion Energi will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class.

Convenience
The Ford Fusion Energi will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Ford Fusion Energi is somewhat more expensive than the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Ford Fusion Energi carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class.

Dimensions
Since the Ford Fusion Energi is much wider than the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Ford Fusion Energi, which is slightly longer than the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class.

Drivetrain
The Ford Fusion Energi has much less torque than the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Ford Fusion Energi has a larger turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Ford Fusion Energi is significantly less powerful than the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Ford Fusion Energi and the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class. The Ford Fusion Energi has significantly less cargo room than the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Ford Fusion Energi is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class.

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2014 Ford
Fusion Energi

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MSRP*: $34,700 - $36,500

2014 Mercedes-Benz
CLA-Class

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MSRP*: $29,900 - $47,450
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $1,000 Up to $1,000
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% --
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 40
Top 10 Fuel Efficient
23 - 26
Highway MPG: 36 31 - 38
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Invoice*: $32,011 - $33,671 $27,807 - $44,129

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