Compare 2014 Aston Martin Rapide S vs 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class

2014 Aston Martin Rapide S
2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class
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4-Door Sedan Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Automatic 13 19 N/A $198,250
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4-Door Sedan CLA250 FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD CLA250 26 38 $27,807 $29,900
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC CLA250 24 32 $29,667 $31,900
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC CLA45 AMG 23 31 $44,129 $47,450
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$27,807
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$198,250
$29,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$3304 / month
$498 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
A scaled-down CLS with turbocharged performance, the 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA proves the car world is shrinking--even at the luxury level.
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Fuel Economy
City
13 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
19 mpg 38 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
42.8 40.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
83 -
Second Leg Room (in)
30.1 27.1
Front Head Room (in)
37.3 38.2
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Head Room (in)
36.9 35.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 53.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- 56
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.5 60.8
Wheelbase (in)
117.7 106.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.9 70
Track Width, Front (in)
62.6 60.9
Length, Overall (in)
197.6 182.3
Height, Overall (in)
53.5 56.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.2 13.1
Brakes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.2 11.6
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
15.7 12.6
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
23.9 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
41 36
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P295/30YR20 P225/45HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA R02
Front Tire Size
P245/35YR20 P225/45HR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA R02
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4387 3262
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 X 8.5 17 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 X 11 17 X 7.5
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
457 @ 5000 258 @ 1250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
6.0 L/362 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
550 @ 6750 208 @ 5500
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-12 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
15 (Est) 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
19 (Est) 38
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
13 (Est) 26
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.46 4.13
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 2.67
Trans Type
6 7
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.40 3.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.34 2.43
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14 1.05
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 1.05
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.17 3.86
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.84
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Aston Martin Rapide S Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3.0 (Est) -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
13.2 (Est) 6.1 (Est)
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 115

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