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2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class vs. 2014 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Review

Comparison Review

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

Convenience
With the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution. 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 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution.

Dimensions
The Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class is a little narrower than the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class, which is slightly longer than the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution.

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

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class is significantly less powerful than the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution. 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 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution.

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

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2014 Mercedes-Benz
CLA-Class

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

2014 Mitsubishi
Lancer Evolution

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MSRP*: $34,995 - $38,195
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Low APR Loan: As low as 2.49% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 4.74%
City MPG: 23 - 26 17
Highway MPG: 31 - 38 22 - 23
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 $33,518 - $36,584

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

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