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2020 Lexus IS 300 vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 Review

New 2020 Lexus IS 300

2020 Lexus
IS 300

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New 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250

2020 Mercedes-Benz
CLA 250

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MSRP*
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$38,560 to $41,010
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$36,650 to $38,650
Invoice* $35,861 to $38,139 $34,451 to $36,331
MPG - City 18 - 21 23 - 25
MPG - Hwy 24 - 30 33 - 35
Engine(s) Inline-4, V-6 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

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Lexus IS 300 than the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250. The Lexus IS 300 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Lexus IS 300 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). The Lexus IS 300 is somewhat more expensive 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. The Lexus IS 300 and the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Lexus IS 300 is about the same width as the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250. When looking at overall length, the Lexus IS 300 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Lexus IS 300 and the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.

Handling
The Lexus IS 300 has a smaller turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Lexus IS 300 is somewhat more powerful than the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Lexus IS 300 and the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250. The Lexus IS 300 has significantly less cargo room than the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The Lexus IS 300 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250.