2023 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 vs. 2024 Nissan Leaf Review

Picture of the 2023 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250

2023 Mercedes-Benz
CLA 250

MSRP*: $39,350 to $41,350
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Picture of the 2024 Nissan Leaf

2024 Nissan
Leaf

MSRP*: $28,140 to $36,190
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MPG - City 24 - 25 MPG Info not available
MPG - Hwy 33 - 36 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space Info not available Info not available
Engine
  • 221-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 147-hp, Electric Motor (Electric Fuel System)
  • 214-hp, Electric Motor (Electric Fuel System)
Transmission Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 221 hp 147 - 214 hp
Exterior Length 184.6 in 176.4 in
Exterior Width 72.0 in 70.5 in
Leg Room Front 41.8 in
Rear 33.9 in
Front 42.1 in
Rear 33.5 in
Head Room Front 38.5 in
Rear 35.7 in
Front 41.2 in
Rear 37.3 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

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will feel a little more squished in the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 than in the Nissan Leaf, due to the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250's smaller rear head- and legroom. The Nissan Leaf will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250.

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

Dimensions
Since the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 is much wider than the Nissan Leaf, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250, which is slightly longer than the Nissan Leaf.

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 has a much more powerful engine than the Nissan Leaf. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Powertrain
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 Nissan Leaf.

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 Nissan Leaf.