2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 35 vs. 2019 Lexus ES 350 | NewCars.com

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2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 35 vs. 2019 Lexus ES 350 Review

New 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 35

2020 Mercedes-Benz
AMG CLA 35

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New 2019 Lexus ES 350

2019 Lexus
ES 350

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MSRP*
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$46,900
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$39,750 to $44,285
Invoice* $44,086 $37,235 to $41,407
MPG - City 23 22
MPG - Hwy 29 31 - 33
Engine(s) Inline-4 V-6
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
With the Lexus ES 350 you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 35, 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 AMG CLA 35 is somewhat more expensive than the Lexus ES 350. 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 AMG CLA 35 and the Lexus ES 350 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 35 is a little narrower than the Lexus ES 350, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. If you go with the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 35, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Lexus ES 350.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 35 transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Lexus ES 350.

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

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

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