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

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

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2020 Mercedes-Benz
AMG CLA 45

MSRP*: $54,800
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2020 Mercedes-Benz
S-Class

MSRP*: $94,250 to $109,750
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Invoice* $51,512 $88,595 to $103,165
MPG - City 20 MPG 17 - 19 MPG
MPG - Hwy 29 MPG 27 - 28 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space Info not available 12.3 ft3
Engine Inline-4 V-6, V-8
Transmission Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel All-wheel, Rear-wheel
Horsepower 382 hp 362 - 463 hp
Exterior Length 184.8 in 206.9 in
Exterior Width 72.2 in 74.8 in
Leg Room Info not available Front 41.4 in
Rear 43.0 in
Head Room Info not available Front 42.1 in
Rear 39.2 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles

*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 S-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). Based on MSRP, the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45 is clearly a better financial choice over the Mercedes-Benz S-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 S-Class have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45 is much slimmer than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

Performance
The Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45 has less horsepower than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Powertrain
The Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45 has much less torque than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, 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 45 and the Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

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