2020 Lexus IS 350 vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 35 | NewCars.com

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2020 Lexus IS 350 vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 35 Review

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2020 Lexus
IS 350

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2020 Mercedes-Benz
AMG CLA 35

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MSRP*
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$42,180 to $44,345
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$46,900
Invoice* $39,229 to $41,240 $44,086
MPG - City 19 - 20 23
MPG - Hwy 26 - 28 N/A
Engine(s) 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

Convenience
The Lexus IS 350 will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 35, making it more convenient to drive.

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 IS 350 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 IS 350 and the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 35 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Lexus IS 350 is a little narrower than the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 35, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. When looking at overall length, the Lexus IS 350 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 35.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Lexus IS 350 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 35.

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's basically a tie between the Lexus IS 350 and the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 35.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Lexus IS 350 and the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 35.

Warranty
The Lexus IS 350 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 35.