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2021 Land Rover Defender vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45 Review

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2021 Land Rover
Defender

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

MSRP*: $54,800
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Invoice* $58,938 $51,512
MPG - City 17 MPG 20 MPG
MPG - Hwy 22 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 7 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 78.8 ft3 Info not available
Engine Inline-6 Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual Manual
Drivetrain Four-wheel All-wheel
Horsepower 395 hp 382 hp
Towing Capacity 8,201 lbs Info not available
Exterior Length 197.6 in 184.8 in
Exterior Width 79.1 in 72.2 in
Leg Room Front 39.1 in
Rear 39.1 in
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Head Room Front 40.6 in
Rear 40.4 in
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Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 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 Land Rover Defender 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). The Land Rover Defender is somewhat more expensive 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 Destination Charge for the Land Rover Defender is much higher than that for the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45.

Dimensions
Since the Land Rover Defender 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 Land Rover Defender, 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 Land Rover Defender is somewhat more powerful than the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Land Rover Defender transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45.

Utility
The Land Rover Defender offers greater seating capacity than the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around.

Warranty
The Land Rover Defender comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45.