2021 Lexus IS 350 vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45 | NewCars.com

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2021 Lexus IS 350 vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45 Review

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2021 Lexus
IS 350

MSRP*: $42,950 to $44,950
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2020 Mercedes-Benz
AMG CLA 45

MSRP*: $54,800
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Invoice* $39,945 to $41,805 $51,512
MPG - City 19 - 20 MPG 20 MPG
MPG - Hwy 26 - 28 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 10.8 ft3 Info not available
Engine V-6 Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Rear-wheel All-wheel
Horsepower 311 hp 382 hp
Exterior Length 185.4 in 184.8 in
Exterior Width 72.4 in 72.2 in
Leg Room Front 44.8 in
Rear 32.2 in
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Head Room Front 38.2 in
Rear 36.9 in
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Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Info not available
Frontal Crash Rating** **** Info not available
Side Crash Rating** ***** Info not available

**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 45, 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). Based on MSRP, the Lexus IS 350 is clearly a better financial choice over 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 Lexus IS 350 and the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Lexus IS 350 is about the same width as the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45. 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 45.

Performance
The Lexus IS 350 has less horsepower than the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Powertrain
The Lexus IS 350 has much less torque than the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

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 45.

Warranty
The Lexus IS 350 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45.