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

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2021 Dodge
Charger

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Picture of the 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 35

2020 Mercedes-Benz
AMG CLA 35

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MSRP*
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$30,570 to $70,570
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$46,900
Invoice* $30,047 to $68,306 $44,086
MPG - City 12 - 19 23
MPG - Hwy 21 - 30 N/A
Engine(s) V-6, V-8 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** **** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**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.

Drivetrain
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.

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.

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.