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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 16 mpg 26 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg 38 mpg
EPA Classification Compact Cars Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 30.6 27.1
Front Head Room (in) 37.2 38.2
Passenger Capacity 4 5
Second Hip Room (in) 53.7 -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.4 56
Second Head Room (in) 36.7 35.4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.7 53.2
Front Leg Room (in) 43.9 40.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 85.7 -
Front Hip Room (in) 54.1 -
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.5 70
Track Width, Front (in) 61.4 60.9
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.7 -
Length, Overall (in) 183.5 182.3
Height, Overall (in) 55.7 56.6
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.6 60.8
Wheelbase (in) 107.5 106.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.3 13.1
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 14.2 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) 13.6 11.6
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.9 13.2
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 33.5 36
Spare Tire Size Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code NA R02
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P255/35YR19 P225/45HR17
Rear Tire Order Code NA R02
Front Tire Size P225/40YR19 P225/45HR17
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3780 3262
Rear Wheel Material Forged Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 19 X 9.5 17 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material Forged Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 19 X 8.5 17 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 100 115
Displacement 5.0 L/303 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 416 @ 6600 208 @ 5500
Engine Type Premium Unleaded V-8 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System Port/Direct Injection Direct Gasoline Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 371 @ 5200 258 @ 1250
Engine Order Code NA NA
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 18 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 38
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 26
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.86 2.67
Trans Type 8 7
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.23 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.68 -
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.18 3.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.72 2.43
Trans Order Code NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.46 1.05
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.82 0.84
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.05
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.60 3.86
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.94 4.13
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name Lexus IS F 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 10.2 6.1
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