Compare 2017 Buick Verano vs 2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class

2017 Buick Verano
2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class
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4-Door Sedan Leather Group
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Verano 4-Door Sedan Leather Group 21 31 $25,492 $26,555
Verano 4-Door Sedan Sport Touring 21 31 $23,150 $24,115
Verano 4-Door Sedan w/1SV 21 31 $20,959 $21,065
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AMG CLA 45 4MATIC Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CLA AMG CLA 45 4MATIC Coupe 23 30 $46,454 $49,950
CLA CLA 250 4MATIC Coupe 23 32 $31,992 $34,400
CLA CLA 250 Coupe 24 36 $30,132 $32,400

2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 vs. 2017 Buick Verano: Compare Cars

The allure of the Mercedes CLA250 is difficult to resist; it's a small sedan with a sterling reputation, and an un-stodgy look and feel (just take a look at that roofline). The base price is pitch-perfect, too.

But start adding options, or try to fit passengers into the back seat, and the CLA raises plenty of questions—not the least of which is, what else should I test-drive before I sign the paperwork?

 
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,492
$46,454
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,555
$49,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$443 / month
$833 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.8
6.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2017 Buick Verano delivers quiet and comfort but the most appealing engine, the 2.0-liter turbo, doesn't return for the final run. Buyers should look for deals on this lame-duck car. The 2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class is a sharp-looking sedan that washes its hands of back-seat space, and stuns us in CLA45 AMG trim.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
EPA Classification
Compact Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
42.0 40.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
91.0 -
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 35.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.9 53.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.7 61.5
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 61.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - -
Length, Overall (in)
183.9 183.8
Height, Overall (in)
58.1 55.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.0 13.1
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.5 x - TBD - 13
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 - 13.8
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.6 14.8
Steering
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 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.0 36.2
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
ZAD NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/45R18 P235/40WR18
Rear Tire Order Code
RJ0 STDTR
Front Tire Size
P235/45R18 P235/40WR18
Spare Tire Size
T115/70R16 NA
Front Tire Order Code
RJ0 STDTR
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3300 3450
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 4.0 NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.5 -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 115
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
512 -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas/4-cyl Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
171 @ 4900 350 @ 2250
Engine Order Code
LEA NA
Displacement
2.4L/145 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
180 @ 6700 375
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 30
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.84 3.10
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 2.43
Trans Order Code
MH8 429
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.23 2.44
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.19
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 1.16
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58 3.86
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 2.90
Trans Type
6 7
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.87
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.94
Summary
Vehicle Name
Buick Verano Mercedes-Benz CLA
Body Style
Sedan 4MATIC
Suspension
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 -
Suspension Type - Rear
Compound Crank Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.3 6.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
NA -
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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