2020 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 | NewCars.com

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2020 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 Review

New 2020 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid

2020 Honda
Clarity Plug-In 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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$33,400 to $36,600
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$36,650 to $38,650
Invoice* $32,029 to $35,090 $34,451 to $36,331
MPG - City N/A 23 - 25
MPG - Hwy N/A 33 - 35
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 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

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid than the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250, the Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

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 Honda Clarity Plug-In 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. In this case, the Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250.

Dimensions
Since the Honda Clarity Plug-In 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 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid, which is slightly longer than the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250.

Drivetrain
The Honda Clarity Plug-In 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 Honda Clarity Plug-In 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 Honda Clarity Plug-In 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 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid and the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250. The Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250.