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2020 Mercedes-Benz A-Class vs. 2020 Nissan Altima Review

New 2020 Mercedes-Benz A-Class

2020 Mercedes-Benz
A-Class

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New 2020 Nissan Altima

2020 Nissan
Altima

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MSRP*
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$32,800 to $34,800
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$24,300 to $35,180
Invoice* $30,832 to $32,712 $22,650 to $32,769
MPG - City 24 25 - 28
MPG - Hwy 34 - 35 34 - 39
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 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
Passengers in the back seat will feel a little more squished in the Mercedes-Benz A-Class than in the Nissan Altima, due to the Mercedes-Benz A-Class's smaller rear head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Mercedes-Benz A-Class and the Nissan Altima in the front seats.

Convenience
With the Nissan Altima you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Mercedes-Benz A-Class, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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 Mercedes-Benz A-Class is somewhat more expensive than the Nissan Altima. 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 Nissan Altima.

Dimensions
Since the Mercedes-Benz A-Class is much slimmer than the Nissan Altima, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Mercedes-Benz A-Class, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Nissan Altima.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Mercedes-Benz A-Class transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Nissan Altima.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Mercedes-Benz A-Class is somewhat more powerful than the Nissan Altima.

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

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Mercedes-Benz A-Class than that of the Nissan Altima.