Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Lexus IS 250 than the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Lexus IS 250 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class.
With the Lexus IS 250 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.
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 Lexus IS 250. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class and the Lexus IS 250 have similar Destination Charges.
The Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class is a little narrower than the Lexus IS 250, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. When looking at overall length, the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Lexus IS 250.
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 Lexus IS 250.
The Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class has a larger turning radius than the Lexus IS 250, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.
In terms of horsepower, it's basically a tie between the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class and the Lexus IS 250.
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class and the Lexus IS 250. The Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class has less cargo capacity than the Lexus IS 250, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.
The Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Lexus IS 250.
Compare the 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class and the 2014 Lexus IS 250.
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|Low APR Loan:||As low as 2.49%||As low as 0.90%|
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|City MPG:||23 - 26||20 - 21|
|Highway MPG:||31 - 38||27 - 30|
|Seating Capacity:||5 - 5||5 - 5|
|Basic Warranty:||4 years/50,000 miles||4 years/50,000 miles|
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