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2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class vs. 2015 Ford Fusion Review

Comparison Review

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

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 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class is somewhat more expensive than the Ford Fusion. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class is much higher than that for the Ford Fusion.

Dimensions
Since the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class is much slimmer than the Ford Fusion, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Ford Fusion.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Ford Fusion.

Handling
The Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class has a smaller turning radius than the Ford Fusion, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class has less horsepower than the Ford Fusion, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

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

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class than that of the Ford Fusion.

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2014 Mercedes-Benz
CLA-Class

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MSRP*: $29,900 - $47,450

2015 Ford
Fusion

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MSRP*: $22,400 - $32,600
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City MPG: 23 - 26 --
Highway MPG: 31 - 38 --
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Invoice*: $27,807 - $44,129 $20,888 - $30,074

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