2024 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 vs. 2024 MINI SE Hardtop 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 2024 MINI SE Hardtop

2024 MINI
SE Hardtop

MSRP*: $30,900
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MPG - City 25 - 26 MPG Info not available
MPG - Hwy 35 - 36 MPG Info not available
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)
  • 181-hp, Electric Motor (Electric Fuel System)
Transmission Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 221 hp 181 hp
Exterior Length 184.6 in 151.7 in
Exterior Width 72.0 in 68.0 in
Leg Room Front 41.8 in
Rear 33.9 in
Front 41.4 in
Rear 30.8 in
Head Room Front 38.5 in
Rear 35.7 in
Front 38.3 in
Rear 36.4 in

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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 MINI SE Hardtop. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 and the MINI SE Hardtop in the front seats.

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 CLA 250 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the MINI SE Hardtop, which has a much lower MSRP.

Since the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 is much wider than the MINI SE Hardtop, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the MINI SE Hardtop.

The Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 has a larger turning radius than the MINI SE Hardtop, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

When it comes to horsepower, the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 is somewhat more powerful than the MINI SE Hardtop.

Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the MINI SE Hardtop.

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