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2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 vs. 2021 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Review

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2020 Mercedes-Benz
CLA 250

MSRP*: $36,650 to $38,650
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2021 Toyota
Avalon Hybrid

MSRP*: $37,100 to $43,400
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Invoice* $34,451 to $36,331 $33,391 to $39,060
MPG - City 23 - 25 MPG 43 MPG
MPG - Hwy 33 - 35 MPG 43 - 44 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 13.1 ft3 16.1 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Inline-4
Transmission Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Front-wheel Front-wheel
Horsepower 221 hp 176 hp
Exterior Length 184.6 in 195.9 in
Exterior Width 72.0 in 72.8 in
Leg Room Front 40.2 in
Rear 27.1 in
Front 42.1 in
Rear 40.4 in
Head Room Front 40.2 in
Rear 35.7 in
Front 37.4 - 38.5 in
Rear 37.1 - 37.9 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Info not available *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Info not available ****
Side Crash Rating** Info not available *****

**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 Toyota Avalon Hybrid than the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250, due to its greater head- and legroom. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Toyota Avalon Hybrid, the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
With the Toyota Avalon Hybrid you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250, due to its tank size and 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Toyota Avalon Hybrid. 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 and the Toyota Avalon Hybrid have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 is a little narrower than the Toyota Avalon Hybrid, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. 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 Toyota Avalon Hybrid.

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 is somewhat more powerful than the Toyota Avalon Hybrid.

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 Toyota Avalon Hybrid.

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 Toyota Avalon Hybrid. The Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 has significantly less cargo room than the Toyota Avalon Hybrid, 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 Toyota Avalon Hybrid.