2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45 vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class | NewCars.com

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2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45 vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Review

New 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45

2020 Mercedes-Benz
AMG CLA 45

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New 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

2020 Mercedes-Benz
E-Class

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MSRP*
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$54,800
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$54,050 to $61,550
Invoice* $51,512 $50,807 to $57,857
MPG - City 20 20 - 23
MPG - Hwy 29 28 - 32
Engine(s) Inline-4 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 Mercedes-Benz E-Class you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45, 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. 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 45 and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45 is much slimmer than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45 is slightly shorter than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45 transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45 has a much more powerful engine than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45 and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

Warranty
The Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.