2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 35 vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 | NewCars.com

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2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 35 vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 Review

Picture of the 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 35

2020 Mercedes-Benz
AMG CLA 35

MSRP*: $46,900
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2020 Mercedes-Benz
AMG E 53

MSRP*: $73,800
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Invoice* $44,086 $69,372
MPG - City 23 MPG 21 MPG
MPG - Hwy 29 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space Info not available 13.1 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Inline-6
Transmission Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel All-wheel
Horsepower 302 hp 429 hp
Exterior Length 184.8 in 195.2 in
Exterior Width 72.2 in 73.2 in
Leg Room Info not available Front 41.3 in
Rear 35.8 in
Head Room Info not available Front 37.9 in
Rear 38.2 in
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
With the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 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). Based on MSRP, the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 35 is clearly a better financial choice over the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53. 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 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 35 is a little narrower than the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53, 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 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 35 is significantly less powerful than the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Powertrain
The Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 35 has much less torque than the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53, 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 Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 35 and the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53.

Warranty
The Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 35 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53.