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2015 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class vs. 2016 Nissan Maxima Review

Comparison Review

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

Convenience
The Nissan Maxima 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 Nissan Maxima. 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 Nissan Maxima.

Dimensions
Since the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class is much slimmer than the Nissan Maxima, 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 Nissan Maxima.

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class is significantly less powerful than the Nissan Maxima. 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 Nissan Maxima. The Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class has less cargo capacity than the Nissan Maxima, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

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

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2015 Mercedes-Benz
CLA-Class

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MSRP*: $31,500 - $48,500

2016 Nissan
Maxima

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MSRP*: $32,410 - $39,860
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Low APR Loan: As low as 1.99% As low as 2.29%
Lease Incentive: As low as 2.90% As low as 3.05%
City MPG: 23 - 26 22
Highway MPG: 31 - 38 --
Engine(s): Inline-4 V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Invoice*: $29,295 - $45,105 $30,261 - $37,205

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