Compare 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class vs 2017 Buick Verano

2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class
2017 Buick Verano
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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
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$46,872
$25,492
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$50,400
$26,555
Monthly Payment Estimate
$840 / month
$443 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.2
5.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
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. 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.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Compact
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
40.2 42.0
Second Head Room (in)
35.6 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.2 52.9
Front Head Room (in)
38.2 38.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56 55.1
Second Leg Room (in)
27.1 34.7
Second Hip Room (in)
- 51.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 91.0
Front Hip Room (in)
- 53.7
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 105.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70 71.4
Track Width, Front (in)
61.3 60.3
Length, Overall (in)
183.8 183.9
Height, Overall (in)
55.7 58.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.5 60.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- - TBD -
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.1 14.0
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 11.5 x - TBD -
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.8 11.8 x - TBD -
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)
14.8 15.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.2 36.0
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 15.5
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 2.8
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/40WR18 P235/45R18
Rear Tire Order Code
STDTR RJ0
Front Tire Size
P235/40WR18 P235/45R18
Spare Tire Size
NA T115/70R16
Front Tire Order Code
STDTR RJ0
Spare Tire Order Code
NA ZAD
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3450 3300
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA 16 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 x 8.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
115 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 512
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Gas/4-cyl
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
350 @ 2250 171 @ 4900
Engine Order Code
NA LEA
Displacement
2.0 L/121 2.4L/145
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
375 @ 6000 180 @ 6700
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 31
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.10 2.84
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.43 2.96
Trans Order Code
429 MH8
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.94 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.19 1.45
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/Manual Shift
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.16 0.75
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.86 4.58
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.13 3.23
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.90 1.91
Trans Type
7 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz CLA Buick Verano
Body Style
4MATIC Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Compound Crank
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Front
Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut w/Coil Springs
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- 1.00
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- N/A
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.8 7.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- 7.5
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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