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2020 Ford Fusion vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz A-Class Review

New 2020 Ford Fusion

2020 Ford
Fusion

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New 2020 Mercedes-Benz A-Class

2020 Mercedes-Benz
A-Class

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MSRP*
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$23,170 to $36,450
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$32,800 to $34,800
Invoice* $22,243 to $34,628 $30,832 to $32,712
MPG - City 20 - 23 24
MPG - Hwy 29 - 34 34 - 35
Engine(s) Inline-4 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

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Ford Fusion than the Mercedes-Benz A-Class. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz A-Class, the Ford Fusion may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
The Ford Fusion will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Mercedes-Benz A-Class, 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 Ford Fusion will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Mercedes-Benz A-Class. 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 Ford Fusion is much higher than that for the Mercedes-Benz A-Class.

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

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Ford Fusion doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Mercedes-Benz A-Class.

Performance
The Ford Fusion has less horsepower than the Mercedes-Benz A-Class, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Ford Fusion and the Mercedes-Benz A-Class.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Ford Fusion is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Mercedes-Benz A-Class.