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2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 vs. 2021 Volvo S60 Review

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2020 Mercedes-Benz
CLA 250

MSRP*: $36,650 to $38,650
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2021 Volvo
S60

MSRP*: $38,950 to $48,000
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Invoice* $34,451 to $36,331 $36,613 to $45,120
MPG - City 23 - 25 MPG 22 MPG
MPG - Hwy 33 - 35 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) 250-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel), Inline-4
Transmission 7-Speed A/T 8-Speed A/T, Auto Manual
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 221 hp 250 - 316 hp
Exterior Length 184.6 in 187.4 in
Exterior Width 72.0 in 72.8 in
Leg Room Front 40.2 in
Rear 27.1 in
Front 42.3 in
Rear 35.2 in
Head Room Front 40.2 in
Rear 35.7 in
Front 37.4 in
Rear 37.2 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 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 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.

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.

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.

Powertrain
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.

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.

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