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2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 vs. 2020 Dodge Charger Review

New 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250

2020 Mercedes-Benz
CLA 250

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New 2020 Dodge Charger

2020 Dodge
Charger

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MSRP*
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$36,650 to $38,650
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$29,995 to $69,995
Invoice* $34,451 to $36,331 $29,481 to $67,746
MPG - City 23 - 25 12 - 19
MPG - Hwy 33 - 35 21 - 30
Engine(s) Inline-4 V-6, V-8
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 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

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Dodge Charger than the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 and the Dodge Charger in the front seats.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 as you will with the Dodge Charger, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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 CLA 250 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Dodge Charger. 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 CLA 250 carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Dodge Charger.

Dimensions
Since the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 is much slimmer than the Dodge Charger, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Dodge Charger.

Drivetrain
The Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 has much less torque than the Dodge Charger, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 has a smaller turning radius than the Dodge Charger, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 is significantly less powerful than the Dodge Charger. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 and the Dodge Charger. The Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 has significantly less cargo room than the Dodge Charger, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 than that of the Dodge Charger.