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2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class vs. 2014 Toyota Avalon Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Toyota Avalon than the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class, due to its greater head- and legroom. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class, drivers may find the Toyota Avalon a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

Convenience
With the Toyota Avalon 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 Toyota Avalon. 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 Toyota Avalon.

Dimensions
Since the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class is much slimmer than the Toyota Avalon, 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 Toyota Avalon.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Toyota Avalon.

Handling
The Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class has a smaller turning radius than the Toyota Avalon, 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 Toyota Avalon. 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 Toyota Avalon. The Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class has significantly less cargo room than the Toyota Avalon, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

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

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2014 Mercedes-Benz
CLA-Class

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MSRP*: $29,900 - $47,450
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2014 Toyota
Avalon

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MSRP*: $31,340 - $39,650
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Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 2.49% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 1.34%
City MPG: 23 - 26 21
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
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $27,807 - $44,129 $28,206 - $35,686

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