2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 35 | NewCars.com

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2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 35 Review

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2020 Mercedes-Benz
S-Class

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2020 Mercedes-Benz
AMG CLA 35

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MSRP*
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$94,250 to $109,750
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$46,900
Invoice* $88,595 to $103,165 $44,086
MPG - City 17 - 19 23
MPG - Hwy 27 - 28 N/A
Engine(s) V-6, V-8 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles

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Comparison Review

Convenience
With the Mercedes-Benz S-Class you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 35, due to its larger tank size and better 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). The Mercedes-Benz S-Class will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 35, which has a much lower MSRP. 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 S-Class and the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 35 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Mercedes-Benz S-Class is much wider than the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 35, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 35.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 35.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class has a much more powerful engine than the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 35. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Mercedes-Benz S-Class and the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 35.

Warranty
The Mercedes-Benz S-Class comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 35.