Compare 2015 Buick Verano vs 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class

2015 Buick Verano
2015 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class
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4-Door Sedan Convenience Group
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Verano 4-Door Sedan Convenience Group 21 32 $24,019 $25,020
Verano 4-Door Sedan Leather Group 21 32 $25,968 $27,050
Verano 4-Door Sedan Premium Turbo Group 21 30 $28,046 $29,215
Verano 4-Door Sedan w/1SD 21 32 $22,444 $23,380
Verano 4-Door Sedan w/1SV 21 32 $20,959 $21,065
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4-Door Sedan CLA 250 4MATIC
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CLA-Class 4-Door Sedan CLA 250 4MATIC 24 33 $31,155 $33,500
CLA-Class 4-Door Sedan CLA 250 FWD 26 38 $29,295 $31,500
CLA-Class 4-Door Sedan CLA 45 AMG 4MATIC 23 31 $45,105 $48,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,019
$31,155
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,020
$33,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$417 / month
$558 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2015 Buick Verano may not be much of a sports sedan, but it certainly delivers in the category of comfort. The 2015 CLA is a small Mercedes done right, with enough of the brand's style and refinement mixed with a dash of youthfulness.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Subcompact Cars
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.9 53.2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.0 40.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
95.0 -
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7 -
Second Leg Room (in)
34.7 27.1
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 38.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
51.9 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 56
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 35.4
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
58.1 56.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.7 60.8
Wheelbase (in)
105.7 106.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.4 70
Track Width, Front (in)
60.3 60.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - -
Length, Overall (in)
183.9 182.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.3 13.1
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.5 x - TBD - 11.6
Brake Type
Pwr 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x - TBD - 12.6
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.6 14.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.0 36
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.5 -
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T115/70R16 NA
Front Tire Order Code
RJ0 R02
Spare Tire Order Code
ZAD NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/45R18 P225/45HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
RJ0 R02
Front Tire Size
P235/45R18 P225/45HR17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3300 3395
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 4.0 NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.5 -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
512 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 115
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
180 @ 6700 208 @ 5500
Engine Type
Gas/4-cyl Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
171 @ 4900 258 @ 1250
Engine Order Code
LEA NA
Displacement
2.4L/145 2.0 L/121
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 33
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.84 3.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 2.43
Trans Order Code
MH8 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.23 4.13
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.05
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 1.05
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58 3.86
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 2.67
Trans Type
6 7
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.84
Summary
Vehicle Name
Buick Verano Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class
Body Style
Sedan 4MATIC
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Compound Crank Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.00 -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
NA -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.1 6.7
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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