2023 Dodge Challenger vs. 2024 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 Review

Picture of the 2023 Dodge Challenger

2023 Dodge

MSRP*: $32,800 to $68,600
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Picture of the 2024 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250

2024 Mercedes-Benz
CLA 250

MSRP*: $43,200 to $45,200
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MPG - City 13 - 19 MPG 25 - 26 MPG
MPG - Hwy 22 - 30 MPG 35 - 36 MPG
Seating Capacity 1 - 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space Info not available Info not available
  • 303-hp, 3.6-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 372-hp, 5.7-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 485-hp, 6.4-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 717-hp, 6.2-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 221-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline/Mild Electric Hybrid)
Transmission Automatic, Manual Automatic
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 303 - 717 hp 221 hp
Exterior Length 197.5 - 197.9 in 184.6 in
Exterior Width 75.7 in 72.0 in
Leg Room Front 42.0 in
Rear 33.1 in
Front 41.8 in
Rear 33.9 in
Head Room Front 39.3 in
Rear 37.1 in
Front 38.5 in
Rear 35.7 in

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

The Dodge Challenger offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250, the Dodge Challenger may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

The Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Dodge Challenger, making it more convenient to drive.

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 Dodge Challenger will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250.

Since the Dodge Challenger is much wider than the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Dodge Challenger, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250.

The Dodge Challenger has a larger turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

When it comes to horsepower, the Dodge Challenger has a much more powerful engine than the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Dodge Challenger does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250.

In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Dodge Challenger and the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250.