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

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Ford Fusion Energi than the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class, due to its greater head- and legroom. 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 requires fewer visits to 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Ford Fusion Energi. 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 Energi.

Dimensions
Since the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class is much slimmer than the Ford Fusion Energi, 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 Energi.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Ford Fusion Energi.

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class has a much more powerful engine than the Ford Fusion Energi. 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 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class and the Ford Fusion Energi. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Ford Fusion Energi.

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 Energi.

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2014 Mercedes-Benz
CLA-Class

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

2014 Ford
Fusion Energi

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MSRP*: $34,700 - $36,500
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $1,000
Low APR Loan: As low as 2.49% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 5.85%
City MPG: 23 - 26 40
Top 10 Fuel Efficient
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
Overall Safety Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $27,807 - $44,129 $32,011 - $33,671

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

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