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Selected Style 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic RWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic RWD 21 30 $33,573 $36,100
4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic AWD 20 27 $35,930 $38,635
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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
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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
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 26 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 38 mpg
EPA Classification Compact Cars Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
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 -
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 -
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.3 70
Track Width, Front (in) 60.4 60.9
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.8 13.1
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.6 12.6
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.4 13.2
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.2 36
Spare Tire Size Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code NA R02
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P225/45VR17 P225/45HR17
Rear Tire Order Code NA R02
Front Tire Size P225/45VR17 P225/45HR17
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3461 3262
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 X 7.5 17 X 7.5
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
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 100 115
Displacement 2.5 L/152 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 204 @ 6400 208 @ 5500
Engine Type Premium Unleaded V-6 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System Port/Direct Injection Direct Gasoline Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 185 @ 4800 258 @ 1250
Engine Order Code NA NA
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 24 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 38
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 26
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.71 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.84
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name Lexus IS 250 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double Wishbone Strut
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.7 6.1
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