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2021 Dodge Charger vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 35 Review

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2021 Dodge
Charger

MSRP*: $30,570 to $70,570
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2020 Mercedes-Benz
AMG CLA 35

MSRP*: $46,900
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Invoice* $30,047 to $68,306 $44,086
MPG - City 12 - 19 MPG 23 MPG
MPG - Hwy 21 - 30 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 16.5 ft3 Info not available
Engine V-6, V-8 Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Rear-wheel All-wheel
Horsepower 292 - 797 hp 302 hp
Towing Capacity 1,000 lbs Info not available
Exterior Length 198.4 - 201.0 in 184.8 in
Exterior Width 75.0 - 78.3 in 72.2 in
Leg Room Front 41.8 in
Rear 40.1 in
Info not available
Head Room Front 38.6 in
Rear 36.6 in
Info not available
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Info not available
Frontal Crash Rating** **** Info not available
Side Crash Rating** ***** Info not available

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*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

Convenience
The Dodge Charger will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 35, 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 Dodge Charger will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 35. 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 Dodge Charger is much higher than that for the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 35.

Dimensions
Since the Dodge Charger is much wider than the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 35, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Dodge Charger, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 35.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Dodge Charger has a much more powerful engine than the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 35. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Dodge Charger does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 35.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Dodge Charger and the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 35.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Dodge Charger is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 35.