Compare 2020 Mercedes-Benz A Class vs 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class

2020 Mercedes-Benz A Class
2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class
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A 220 4MATIC Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
A-Class A 220 4MATIC Sedan 24 34 $32,712 $34,800
A-Class A 220 Sedan 24 35 $30,832 $32,800
A-Class AMG A 35 4MATIC Sedan 24 31 $42,253 $44,950
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AMG CLA 35 4MATIC Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CLA AMG CLA 35 4MATIC Coupe 23 29 $44,086 $46,900
CLA AMG CLA 45 4MATIC Coupe 20 29 $51,512 $54,800
CLA CLA 250 4MATIC Coupe 23 33 $36,331 $38,650
CLA CLA 250 Coupe 25 35 $34,451 $36,650

2020 Mercedes-Benz A-Class vs 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class: Compare Cars

Many car buyers aspire to own a Mercedes-Benz. The cars are a symbol of quality, bulletproof German engineering, and, yes, status. But if you can’t get the lord to buy you a Mercedes-Benz, you have to do it yourself, and that can really stretch the budget. Mercedes answers that issue with its two lowest-priced cars, the A-Class and CLA-Class. 

They’re essentially the same car underneath, with the same architecture and similar interiors. However, the A-Class is a more traditional four-door sedan with the space that implies, while the CLA-Class is a stylish coupe-like sedan, with the space compromises that implies.

 
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,712
$44,086
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,800
$46,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$580 / month
$782 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.6
6.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan is the most affordable new Mercedes on sale. Its three-pointed star will be the attraction, but there’s plenty to stick around for after. The 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class packs sexy tech in a sexy bod, while it throws bargain pricing under the bus.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
33.9 -
Front Head Room (in)
40.3 -
Second Hip Room (in)
56.9 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 -
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54 -
Front Leg Room (in)
41.8 -
Front Hip Room (in)
57.4 -
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.7 72.2
Track Width, Front (in)
61.7 63.4
Liftover Height (in)
26.5 -
Length, Overall (in)
179.1 184.8
Height, Overall (in)
56.9 55.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.9 63.3
Wheelbase (in)
107.4 107.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
8.6 -
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 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)
11.6 13
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.5 13.5
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
R02 R02
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55HR17 P235/40HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
R02 R02
Front Tire Size
P205/55HR17 P235/40HR18
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3395 3505
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 6.5 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 6.5 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
115 115
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
221 @ 1600 295 @ 3000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/121 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
188 @ 5800 302 @ 5800
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 29
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
10.04 10.04
Trans Order Code
NA 426
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
4.34 4.92
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
2.51 2.77
First Gear Ratio (:1)
15.95 15.93
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
6.36 6.93
Trans Type
7 7
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
2.00 2.23
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
3.21 3.61
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
13.95 12.81
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 3.46
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz A-Class Mercedes-Benz CLA
Body Style
4MATIC Sedan 4MATIC
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.4 -

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