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2021 Genesis G80 vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45 Review

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2021 Genesis
G80

MSRP*: $47,700 to $62,250
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2020 Mercedes-Benz
AMG CLA 45

MSRP*: $54,800
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Invoice* $44,739 to $58,378 $51,512
MPG - City 18 - 23 MPG 20 MPG
MPG - Hwy 26 - 32 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 13.1 ft3 Info not available
Engine Inline-4, V-6 Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Rear-wheel All-wheel
Horsepower 300 - 375 hp 382 hp
Exterior Length 196.5 in 184.8 in
Exterior Width 75.8 in 72.2 in
Leg Room Front 42.5 in
Rear 38.7 in
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Head Room Front 39.4 - 41.1 in
Rear 37.5 - 38.1 in
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Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles

*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
With the Genesis G80 you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45, due to its larger tank size and better fuel economy.

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 Genesis G80 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Genesis G80 will cost more in transportation costs than the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45.

Dimensions
Since the Genesis G80 is much wider than the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Genesis G80, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Genesis G80 is significantly less powerful than the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Powertrain
With its lower torque, the Genesis G80 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Genesis G80 and the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Genesis G80 than that of the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45.