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2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class vs. 2015 Kia Cadenza Review

Comparison Review

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

Convenience
With the Kia Cadenza you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class, due to its tank size and 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Kia Cadenza. 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 Kia Cadenza.

Dimensions
Since the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class is much slimmer than the Kia Cadenza, 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 Kia Cadenza.

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

Handling
The Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class has about the same turning radius as the Kia Cadenza, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class is significantly less powerful than the Kia Cadenza. 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 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class and the Kia Cadenza. The Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class has significantly less cargo room than the Kia Cadenza, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

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

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2014 Mercedes-Benz
CLA-Class

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

2015 Kia
Cadenza

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MSRP*: $34,900 - $43,800
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $1,000
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Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 23 - 26 19
Highway MPG: 31 - 38 --
Engine(s): Inline-4 V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Invoice*: $27,807 - $44,129 $32,407 - $40,488

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