2020 Lexus ES 300h vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 35 | NewCars.com

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2020 Lexus ES 300h vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 35 Review

New 2020 Lexus ES 300h

2020 Lexus
ES 300h

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New 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 35

2020 Mercedes-Benz
AMG CLA 35

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MSRP*
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$41,810 to $45,660
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$46,900
Invoice* $39,163 to $42,707 $44,086
MPG - City 43 23
MPG - Hwy 44 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** **** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*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 Lexus ES 300h you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 35, 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 Lexus ES 300h will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 35. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Lexus ES 300h and the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 35 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Lexus ES 300h is a little wider than the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 35, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. If you go with the Lexus ES 300h, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 35.

Drivetrain
The Lexus ES 300h has much less torque than the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 35, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Lexus ES 300h is significantly less powerful than the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 35. 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 Lexus ES 300h and the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 35.

Warranty
The Lexus ES 300h comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 35.