2024 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 vs. 2023 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Review

Picture of the 2024 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250

2024 Mercedes-Benz
CLA 250

MSRP*: $43,200 to $45,200
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Picture of the 2023 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

2023 Mercedes-Benz

MSRP*: $69,750 to $79,550
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MPG - City 25 - 26 MPG 21 - 23 MPG
MPG - Hwy 35 - 36 MPG 29 - 30 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 4 seats
Cargo Space Info not available Info not available
  • 221-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline/Mild Electric Hybrid)
  • 362-hp, 3.0-liter, Straight 6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline/Mild Electric Hybrid)
Transmission Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive
Horsepower 221 hp 362 hp
Exterior Length 184.6 in 190.0 in
Exterior Width 72.0 in 73.2 in
Leg Room Front 41.8 in
Rear 33.9 in
Front 41.8 in
Rear info not available
Head Room Front 38.5 in
Rear 35.7 in
Front 40.7 - 40.9 in
Rear 36.4 in

*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

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

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 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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 CLA 250 is clearly a better financial choice over the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

The Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 is a little narrower than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. The Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 is slightly shorter than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, which may make it easier to park.

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

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

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

The Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 offers greater seating capacity than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around.