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2020 Lincoln MKZ vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 Review

New 2020 Lincoln MKZ

2020 Lincoln
MKZ

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New 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250

2020 Mercedes-Benz
CLA 250

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MSRP*
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$36,750 to $44,500
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$36,650 to $38,650
Invoice* $35,096 to $42,276 $34,451 to $36,331
MPG - City 20 23 - 25
MPG - Hwy 29 - 31 33 - 35
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

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Lincoln MKZ than the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250. The Lincoln MKZ 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 Lincoln MKZ 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 Lincoln MKZ 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 Lincoln MKZ and the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Lincoln MKZ is a little wider than the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Lincoln MKZ, which is slightly longer than the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Lincoln MKZ transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250.

Handling
The Lincoln MKZ has a larger turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Lincoln MKZ 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 Lincoln MKZ and the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250. The Lincoln MKZ has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250.

Warranty
The Lincoln MKZ comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250.