2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class vs. Its Competition

2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class
Chris Teague Chris Teague Contributing Writer

We’d opt for adding in the adjustable suspension and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto for $350, and leave the rest on the table.

The CLA-Class isn’t going to play family car very well, but it has a three-pointed star on the hood and looks great.

2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class
2019 Acura ILX2019 Acura ILX
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2019 BMW 2-Series2019 BMW 2-Series
#17 in Coupes
2019 Cadillac ATS-V2019 Cadillac ATS
#16 in Coupes
2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class
Quick Specs
5.8
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.
4.7
The 2019 Acura ILX delivers some luxury car goods, but we’d spend our money on a loaded-up Honda Civic instead.
6.2
The 2019 2-Series coupe or convertible is proof that the formula BMW helped create still works.
6.4
The 2019 Cadillac ATS pares down to only a two-door coupe this year as it heads toward the sunset as Cadillac's sporty compact.
5.4
The Mercedes-Benz GLA merges hatchback size with crossover functionality and luxury appointments, with better-than-average results.
MSRP From    
$33,100$25,900$35,300$38,995$33,950
Gas Mileage    
23 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy24 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Turbocharged Gas I4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class    
Subcompact CarsCompact CarsSubcompact CarsCompactSmall Station Wagon
Style Name    
CLA 250 CoupeSedan230i Coupe2-Door Coupe 2.0L RWDGLA 250 SUV
Drivetrain    
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
55445
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/A2N/A
Body Style    
SedanSedanCoupeCoupeSport Utility
Transmission    
Auto-Shift Manual w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAuto-Shift Manual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class vs. 2019 Acura ILX2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class vs. 2019 BMW 2-Series2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class vs. 2019 Cadillac ATS2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class vs. 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class