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

2021 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class
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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
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AMG GLA 35 4MATIC SUV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GLA AMG GLA 35 4MATIC SUV 23 29 $44,697 $47,550
GLA AMG GLA 45 4MATIC SUV 20 27 $51,230 $54,500
GLA GLA 250 4MATIC SUV 24 33 $35,936 $38,230
GLA GLA 250 SUV 25 34 $34,056 $36,230
Pricing
Invoice Price
$44,979
$44,697
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$47,850
$47,550
Monthly Payment Estimate
$798 / month
$793 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.6
6.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class is a stylish little sedan with plenty of personality and a hefty price tag. The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class is the smallest and least expensive SUV in its lineup, and a welcome entry to the brand.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Small Station Wagons
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
33.9 38.4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.8 41.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
35.7 38.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54 54.8
Front Head Room (in)
38.5 40.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 55.9
Front Hip Room (in)
- 57.3
Second Hip Room (in)
- 57.3
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
55.3 62.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.3 62.8
Wheelbase (in)
107.4 107.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.2 72.2
Track Width, Front (in)
63.4 63.7
Length, Overall (in)
184.8 174.6
Liftover Height (in)
- 27.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.6 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 29.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
- 50.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 31.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
- 15.4
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- 41.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 56
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- 15.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- 50.1
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 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)
13.8 13.8
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.5 13.5
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/40HR18 P235/50WR19
Rear Tire Order Code
R02 R01
Front Tire Size
P235/40HR18 P235/50WR19
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
R02 R01
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3505 3653
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 19 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 19 X 8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
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
295 @ 3000 295 @ 3000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/121 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
302 @ 5800 302 @ 5800
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 29
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
10.04 -
Trans Order Code
426 NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
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)
2.77 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
15.93 -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
2.23 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.46 -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
6.93 -
Trans Type
7 8
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
3.61 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
12.81 -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz CLA Mercedes-Benz GLA
Body Style
4MATIC 4MATIC
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.2 7.1
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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
  • Finance: No APR offers
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2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class
  • 2022 GLA-Class order books are open
  • Lease: From $399/mo.
  • Rebates: $500 finance cash
  • Financing: 2.99% for 72 mo.
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