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2015 Ford Taurus 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 Taurus than the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class. The Ford Taurus will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class.

Convenience
With the Ford Taurus you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class, due to its larger tank size and better fuel economy.

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 Taurus 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 Taurus carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class.

Dimensions
Since the Ford Taurus is much wider than the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Ford Taurus, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Ford Taurus and the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Ford Taurus has a much more powerful engine than the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Ford Taurus and the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Ford Taurus will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class.

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

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2015 Ford
Taurus

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MSRP*: $26,790 - $40,105

2014 Mercedes-Benz
CLA-Class

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MSRP*: $29,900 - $47,450
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $3,000 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% --
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 17 - 19 23 - 26
Highway MPG: 25 - 29 31 - 38
Engine(s): V-6 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*: $24,714 - $36,996 $27,807 - $44,129

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