2024 Honda Civic vs. 2023 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 Review

Picture of the 2024 Honda Civic

2024 Honda
Civic

MSRP*: $24,950 to $31,450
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Picture of the 2023 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250

2023 Mercedes-Benz
CLA 250

MSRP*: $39,350 to $41,350
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MPG - City 26 - 31 MPG 24 - 25 MPG
MPG - Hwy 36 - 39 MPG 33 - 36 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space Info not available Info not available
Engine
  • 158-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 180-hp, 1.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 221-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Continuously Variable, Manual Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 158 - 180 hp 221 hp
Exterior Length 179.0 in 184.6 in
Exterior Width 70.9 in 72.0 in
Leg Room Front 42.3 in
Rear 37.4 in
Front 41.8 in
Rear 33.9 in
Head Room Front 37.6 - 39.3 in
Rear 37.1 in
Front 38.5 in
Rear 35.7 in

*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 Honda Civic than the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Honda Civic and the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 in the front seats.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Honda Civic as you will with the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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). Based on MSRP, the Honda Civic is clearly a better financial choice over the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250.

Dimensions
The Honda Civic is a little narrower than the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. The Honda Civic is slightly shorter than the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250, which may make it easier to park.

Handling
The Honda Civic has about the same turning radius as the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Honda Civic has less horsepower than the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Powertrain
The Honda Civic has much less torque than the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Honda Civic and the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250.