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2020 Kia Cadenza vs. 2021 Mercedes-Benz A-Class Review

New 2020 Kia Cadenza

2020 Kia
Cadenza

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New 2021 Mercedes-Benz A-Class

2021 Mercedes-Benz
A-Class

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MSRP*
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$37,850 to $43,550
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$33,650 to $35,650
Invoice* $36,147 to $41,591 $31,631 to $33,511
MPG - City 20 25
MPG - Hwy 28 34 - 36
Engine(s) V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
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

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Kia Cadenza than the Mercedes-Benz A-Class. The Kia Cadenza will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz A-Class.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Kia Cadenza as you will with the Mercedes-Benz A-Class, 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). The Kia Cadenza is somewhat more expensive 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 Kia Cadenza and the Mercedes-Benz A-Class have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Kia Cadenza 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 Kia Cadenza, 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 somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Kia Cadenza transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Mercedes-Benz A-Class.

Handling
The Kia Cadenza has a larger turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz A-Class, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Kia Cadenza has a much more powerful engine than the Mercedes-Benz A-Class. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

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

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Kia Cadenza than that of the Mercedes-Benz A-Class.