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2021 Mercedes-Benz A-Class vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 Review

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2021 Mercedes-Benz

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CLA 250

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$33,650 to $35,650
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$36,650 to $38,650
Invoice* $31,631 to $33,511 $34,451 to $36,331
MPG - City 25 23 - 25
MPG - Hwy 34 - 36 33 - 35
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles

*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

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

You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Mercedes-Benz A-Class as you will with the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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 Mercedes-Benz A-Class will have less of an impact on your bank account 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 Mercedes-Benz A-Class will cost more in transportation costs than the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250.

The Mercedes-Benz A-Class is a little narrower than the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. The Mercedes-Benz A-Class is slightly shorter than the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250, which may make it easier to park.

With its lower torque, the Mercedes-Benz A-Class doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250.

The Mercedes-Benz A-Class has about the same turning radius as the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

The Mercedes-Benz A-Class has less horsepower than the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Mercedes-Benz A-Class and the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250.

The Mercedes-Benz A-Class comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250.