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.
With the Nissan Maxima 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). Whether you pick the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class or the Nissan Maxima, it's going to cost you about the same. 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.
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. The Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class is slightly shorter than the Nissan Maxima, which may make it easier to park.
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.
The Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class has a smaller turning radius than the Nissan Maxima, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.
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.
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.
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.
Compare the 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class and the 2014 Nissan Maxima.
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MSRP*: $29,900 - $47,450
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MSRP*: $31,290 - $34,380
|Cash Back Rebate:||Visit Rebate Center||Up to $2,000|
|Low APR Loan:||As low as 2.49%||As low as 0.00%|
|Lease Incentive:||--||As low as 0.07%|
|City MPG:||23 - 26||19|
|Highway MPG:||31 - 38||--|
|Seating Capacity:||5 - 5||5 - 5|
|Basic Warranty:||4 years/50,000 miles||3 years/36,000 miles|
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|Invoice*:||$27,807 - $44,129||$28,988 - $31,845|
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