Compare 2017 Lexus CT vs 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class

2017 Lexus CT
2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class
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CT 200h F Sport FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CT CT 200h F Sport FWD 43 40 $29,657 $31,250
CT CT 200h FWD 43 40 $29,657 $31,250
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AMG CLA 45 4MATIC Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CLA AMG CLA 45 4MATIC Coupe 23 30 $46,872 $50,400
CLA CLA 250 4MATIC Coupe 24 32 $32,271 $34,700
CLA CLA 250 Coupe 24 37 $30,411 $32,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
$29,657
$46,872
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,250
$50,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$521 / month
$840 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.7
6.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The unexpectedly sporty character of the 2017 Lexus CT 200h may attract new buyers in the growing segment of luxury compacts, meaning its high fuel economy isn't its only allure. The 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class is a gorgeous shape in an impressive package. Equally impressive? Its ability to get expensive, even despite being the most affordable sedan in Mercedes' stable.
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Fuel Economy
City
43 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
40 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
53 -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
86.1 -
Second Leg Room (in)
32.9 27.1
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 38.2
Second Hip Room (in)
51.8 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.9 56
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
37 35.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.6 53.2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.1 40.2
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
27.4 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.5 70
Track Width, Front (in)
60 61.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 -
Length, Overall (in)
171.2 183.8
Height, Overall (in)
57.3 55.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.8 61.5
Wheelbase (in)
102.4 106.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
14.3 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 13.1
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10 13.8
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 13
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
11.9 14.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.2 36.2
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA STDTR
Front Tire Size
P215/45VR17 P235/40WR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA STDTR
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/45VR17 P235/40WR18
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3130 3450
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
105 @ 4000 350 @ 2250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.8 L/110 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
134 @ 5200 375 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
42 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
40 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
43 23
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.27 4.13
Trans Type
1 7
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Trans Order Code
NA 429
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.43
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.94
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.19
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.16
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- 3.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.90
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.87
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- 3.10
Summary
Vehicle Name
Lexus CT Mercedes-Benz CLA
Body Style
Hatchback 4MATIC
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
4.2 6.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 115

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