Compare 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class vs 2019 Subaru WRX

2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class
2019 Subaru WRX
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AMG CLA 45 4MATIC Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CLA AMG CLA 45 4MATIC Coupe 23 30 $49,914 $53,100
CLA CLA 250 4MATIC Coupe 24 32 $32,994 $35,100
CLA CLA 250 Coupe 24 37 $31,114 $33,100
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Limited CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
WRX Limited CVT 18 24 $31,640 $33,695
WRX Limited Manual 21 27 $29,893 $31,795
WRX Manual 21 27 $25,648 $27,195
WRX Premium CVT 18 24 $29,518 $31,395
WRX Premium Manual 21 27 $27,771 $29,495
WRX Premium Series.Gray Manual 21 27 $27,771 $29,495
WRX STI Limited Manual w/Lip Spoiler 17 22 $39,053 $41,395
WRX STI Limited Manual w/Wing Spoiler 17 22 $39,053 $41,395
WRX STI Manual 17 22 $34,587 $36,595
WRX STI Series.Gray Manual 17 22 $34,587 $36,595
Pricing
Invoice Price
$49,914
$31,640
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$53,100
$33,695
Monthly Payment Estimate
$885 / month
$562 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.8
6.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class is a compact luxury car with finesse. Its low price is justified in its small footprint and interior, but it still looks great. The 2019 Subaru WRX and WRX STI trade eye-catching design for breathtaking performance on a variety of road surfaces.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56 55.6
Second Leg Room (in)
27.1 35.4
Front Leg Room (in)
40.2 43.3
Second Head Room (in)
35.6 37.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.2 54.2
Front Head Room (in)
38.2 37.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
- 53.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 93.1
Front Hip Room (in)
- 52.1
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
55.7 58.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.5 60.6
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 104.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70 70.7
Track Width, Front (in)
61.3 60.2
Length, Overall (in)
184.7 180.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 4.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.1 12
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)
13 11.3
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)
13.8 12.4
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.8 15.9
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.2 36
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
STDTR NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/35WR19 P245/40WR18
Rear Tire Order Code
STDTR NA
Front Tire Size
P235/35WR19 P245/40WR18
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3450 3340
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 18 X 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 18 X 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
115 -
Engine
Displacement
2.0 L/121 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
375 @ 6000 268 @ 5600
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded H-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
350 @ 2250 258 @ 2000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 18
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.13 3.90
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.90 -
Trans Type
7 8
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.10 2.35
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.43 -
Trans Order Code
429 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.94 0.86
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.19 -
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD CVT w/OD
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.16 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.86 3.50 - 1.03
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.72
Summary
Body Style
4MATIC Sedan
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz CLA Subaru WRX
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.8 8.4

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