2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 35 vs. 2021 Nissan Maxima | NewCars.com

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2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 35 vs. 2021 Nissan Maxima Review

Picture of the 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 35

2020 Mercedes-Benz
AMG CLA 35

MSRP*: $46,900
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2021 Nissan
Maxima

MSRP*: $37,090 to $42,320
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Invoice* $44,086 $34,623 to $39,497
MPG - City 23 MPG 20 MPG
MPG - Hwy 29 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space Info not available 14.3 ft3
Engine Inline-4 V-6
Transmission Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel Front-wheel
Horsepower 302 hp 300 hp
Exterior Length 184.8 in 192.8 in
Exterior Width 72.2 in 73.2 in
Leg Room Info not available Front 45.0 in
Rear 34.2 in
Head Room Info not available Front 38.9 - 39.4 in
Rear 35.8 - 36.7 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 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 Nissan Maxima 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 Nissan Maxima. 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 will cost more in transportation costs than the Nissan Maxima.

Dimensions
The Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 35 is a little narrower than the Nissan Maxima, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. The Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 35 is slightly shorter than the Nissan Maxima, which may make it easier to park.

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

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 35 transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Nissan Maxima.

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 Nissan Maxima.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 35 than that of the Nissan Maxima.