Which Mercedes-Benz Model Gives You More for Your Money: the CLA or the C-Class?

March 12th, 2018 by

If you are in the market for a new Mercedes-Benz but would prefer to stay on the modest size of a luxury car budget, you may be considering the Mercedes-Benz CLA or the Mercedes-Benz C-Class. Both of these vehicles are an attractive choice for someone who wants the perks and prestige of owning a luxury vehicle without any excess spending. Take a look below as we compare these two vehicles and see which one you would rather have in your driveway!

Should I Buy the Mercedes-Benz C-Class or CLA?
First things first, what shape of vehicle are you looking to bring home? The 2018 C-Class comes in your choice of sedan, coupe, or cabriolet, meaning you can whatever you like! However, you’ll have to pay extra for that sporty coupe shape or open-top cabriolet. On the other hand, the CLA is a sedan that looks like a coupe, so you get the best of both worlds!

When it comes to performance, the C-Class has the CLA beat. That’s because it comes equipped with a 241-hp 2.0L inline-4 turbo engine as opposed to the CLA’s 208-hp 2.0L inline-4 engine. Both come with automatic transmission, with the C-Class sporting a new 9-speed automatic and the CLA featuring a racing-inspired 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. Finally, both models come available with all-wheel drive.

When it comes to interior features, both the C-Class models and the CLA are pretty evenly matched. The CLA has a cabin that combines four sporty seats with a clear focus on driving enjoyment, with an added spot for a fifth passenger in the back center. The C-Class also fits five passengers, but with a little more room in the back. Notable features that come standard in the CLA include a large 8-inch freestanding infotainment screen, dual-zone automatic climate control, interior ambient lighting, and much more. The C-Class comes with impressive features as well, like KEYLESS START, 2 high-resolution dash screens, a FrontBass® system, and more.

In order to really compare these two, we suggest stopping by Alfano Motorcars for a test drive today!