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2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 vs. 2020 Volvo S60 Review

New 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250

2020 Mercedes-Benz
CLA 250

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New 2020 Volvo S60

2020 Volvo
S60

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MSRP*
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$36,650 to $38,650
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$36,050 to $47,400
Invoice* $34,451 to $36,331 $33,887 to $44,556
MPG - City 23 - 25 21 - 23
MPG - Hwy 33 - 35 32 - 34
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Not Tested *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Not Tested ****
Side Crash Rating** Not Tested *****

**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 Volvo S60 than the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 and the Volvo S60 in the front seats.

Convenience
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 Volvo S60, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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 Volvo S60. 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 Volvo S60 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 is a little narrower than the Volvo S60, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. When looking at overall length, the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Volvo S60.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Volvo S60.

Handling
The Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 has a smaller turning radius than the Volvo S60, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 is significantly less powerful than the Volvo S60. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

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 Volvo S60. The Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Volvo S60.

Warranty
The Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volvo S60.