Compare 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class vs 2017 Lexus CT

2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class
2017 Lexus CT
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Coupe CLA 250
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Coupe CLA 250 24 37 $30,411 $32,700
4MATIC Coupe CLA 250 24 32 $32,271 $34,700
4MATIC Coupe AMG CLA 45 23 30 $46,872 $50,400
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FWD CT 200h F Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD CT 200h 43 40 $29,657 $31,250
FWD CT 200h F Sport 43 40 $29,657 $31,250
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,411
$29,657
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,700
$31,250
Monthly Payment Estimate
$545 / month
$521 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.2
5.7
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 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.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 43 mpg
Highway
37 mpg 40 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.2 52.6
Front Head Room (in)
38.2 38.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56 53.9
Second Leg Room (in)
27.1 32.9
Front Leg Room (in)
40.2 42.1
Second Head Room (in)
35.4 37
Second Hip Room (in)
- 51.8
Front Hip Room (in)
- 53
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 86.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.9 60
Length, Overall (in)
182.3 171.2
Height, Overall (in)
56.6 57.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.8 59.8
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 102.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70 69.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.7
Liftover Height (in)
- 27.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.1 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 14.3
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 10
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 11
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.8 11.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.1 34.2
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/45HR17 P215/45VR17
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/45HR17 P215/45VR17
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3274 3130
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
115 -
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 1250 105 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/121 1.8 L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
208 @ 5500 134 @ 5200
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Gas/Electric I-4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 43
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 42
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
37 40
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.86 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.46 3.27
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.67 -
Trans Type
7 1
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.43 -
Trans Order Code
429 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 -
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD CVT w/OD
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz CLA Lexus CT
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.1 4.2

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