Compare 2014 Lexus IS 250 vs 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class

2014 Lexus IS 250
2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class
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250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic RWD 21 30 $33,573 $36,100
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic AWD 20 27 $35,930 $38,635
350 4-Door Sedan RWD 19 28 $36,841 $39,615
350 4-Door Sedan AWD 19 26 $38,923 $41,850
250C 2-Door Convertible 21 30 $39,861 $42,860
350C 2-Door Convertible 19 27 $43,839 $47,140
F 4-Door Sedan 16 23 $59,148 $63,600
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4-Door Sedan FWD CLA 250
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD CLA 250 26 38 $27,807 $29,900
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC CLA 250 24 32 $29,667 $31,900
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC CLA 45 AMG 23 31 $44,129 $47,450
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,573
$27,807
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$36,100
$29,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$602 / 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
21 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 38 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 56
Second Head Room (in)
36.9 35.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.4 53.2
Front Leg Room (in)
44.8 40.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.2 -
Front Hip Room (in)
54.3 -
Second Leg Room (in)
32.2 27.1
Front Head Room (in)
38.2 38.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
54 -
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3 -
Length, Overall (in)
183.7 182.3
Height, Overall (in)
56.3 56.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
61 60.8
Wheelbase (in)
110.2 106.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.3 70
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 60.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.8 13.1
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.4 11.6
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.6 12.6
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.4 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.2 36
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/45VR17 P225/45HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA R02
Front Tire Size
P225/45VR17 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)
3461 3262
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 17 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 17 X 7.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 115
Engine
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-6 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Port/Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
185 @ 4800 258 @ 1250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5 L/152 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
204 @ 6400 208 @ 5500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 26
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 38
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.17 3.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.06 2.43
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.05
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.58 1.05
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.54 3.86
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.73 4.13
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.40 2.67
Trans Type
6 7
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.84
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Lexus IS 250 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.7 6.1 (Est)
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-

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