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2020 Ford Fusion Hybrid vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 Review

New 2020 Ford Fusion Hybrid

2020 Ford
Fusion Hybrid

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New 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250

2020 Mercedes-Benz
CLA 250

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MSRP*
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$28,000 to $34,595
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$36,650 to $38,650
Invoice* $26,600 to $32,865 $34,451 to $36,331
MPG - City 43 23 - 25
MPG - Hwy 41 33 - 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 Hybrid than the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250. The Ford Fusion Hybrid will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250.

Convenience
The Ford Fusion Hybrid will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250, 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 Hybrid will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250. 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 Hybrid is much higher than that for the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250.

Dimensions
Since the Ford Fusion Hybrid is much wider than the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Ford Fusion Hybrid, which is slightly longer than the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250.

Drivetrain
The Ford Fusion Hybrid has much less torque than the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Ford Fusion Hybrid is significantly less powerful than the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250. 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 Ford Fusion Hybrid and the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250. The Ford Fusion Hybrid has less cargo capacity than the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Ford Fusion Hybrid is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250.