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2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 vs. 2021 Volkswagen Arteon Review

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2020 Mercedes-Benz
CLA 250

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2021 Volkswagen
Arteon

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MSRP*
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$36,650 to $38,650
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$36,995 to $46,995
Invoice* $34,451 to $36,331 $35,478 to $45,068
MPG - City 23 - 25 20 - 22
MPG - Hwy 33 - 35 31 - 32
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles

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

Convenience
With the Volkswagen Arteon 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 Volkswagen Arteon. 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 Volkswagen Arteon.

Dimensions
Since the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 is much slimmer than the Volkswagen Arteon, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 is slightly shorter than the Volkswagen Arteon, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 and the Volkswagen Arteon do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.

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

Performance
The Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 has less horsepower than the Volkswagen Arteon, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

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 Volkswagen Arteon. The Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 has significantly less cargo room than the Volkswagen Arteon, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volkswagen Arteon.