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2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 Review

Picture of the 2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

2021 Mercedes-Benz
C-Class

MSRP*: $41,600 to $43,600
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Picture of the 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250

2020 Mercedes-Benz
CLA 250

MSRP*: $36,650 to $38,650
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Invoice* $39,104 to $40,984 $34,451 to $36,331
MPG - City 23 MPG 23 - 25 MPG
MPG - Hwy 33 - 35 MPG 33 - 35 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 12.6 ft3 13.1 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Rear-wheel All-wheel, Front-wheel
Horsepower 255 hp 221 hp
Exterior Length 184.5 in 184.6 in
Exterior Width 71.3 in 72.0 in
Leg Room Front 41.7 in
Rear 35.2 in
Front 40.2 in
Rear 27.1 in
Head Room Front 37.1 in
Rear 37.1 in
Front 40.2 in
Rear 35.7 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

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Mercedes-Benz C-Class than the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250. The Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

Convenience
With the Mercedes-Benz C-Class you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250, due to its larger tank size and better 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 C-Class is somewhat more expensive than the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250. 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 C-Class will cost more in transportation costs than the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250.

Dimensions
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class is about the same width as the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250. When looking at overall length, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250.

Handling
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class has about the same turning radius as the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class is somewhat more powerful than the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Mercedes-Benz C-Class and the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Mercedes-Benz C-Class as you will in the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250.

Warranty
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250.