Compare 2021 Mercedes-Benz A Class vs 2021 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class

2021 Mercedes-Benz A Class
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A 220 4MATIC Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
A-Class A 220 4MATIC Sedan 25 34 $33,511 $35,650
A-Class A 220 Sedan 25 36 $31,631 $33,650
A-Class AMG A 35 4MATIC Sedan 22 29 $43,099 $45,850
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AMG CLA 35 4MATIC Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CLA AMG CLA 35 4MATIC Coupe 22 29 $44,979 $47,850
CLA AMG CLA 45 4MATIC Coupe 20 29 $52,029 $55,350
CLA CLA 250 4MATIC Coupe 24 33 $37,459 $39,850
CLA CLA 250 Coupe 25 35 $35,579 $37,850
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,511
$44,979
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,650
$47,850
Monthly Payment Estimate
$594 / month
$798 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.6
6.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Mercedes-Benz A-Class is a cheap way to get into the three-pointed star’s lineup, but it doesn’t skimp on much. The 2021 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class is a stylish little sedan with plenty of personality and a hefty price tag.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 35.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54 54
Front Leg Room (in)
41.8 41.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
57.4 -
Second Leg Room (in)
33.9 33.9
Front Head Room (in)
40.3 38.5
Second Hip Room (in)
56.9 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 55.1
Exterior Dimensions
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
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.7 72.2
Track Width, Front (in)
61.7 63.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
8.6 11.6
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.5 13.5
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.1 -
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)
25 22
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
2.00 2.23
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
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
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 7.2
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2021 Mercedes-Benz A Class
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2021 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class
  • 2022 CLA-Class is ready to be ordered
  • Lease: From $409/mo.
  • Rebates: $500 financing rebate
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