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2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 vs. 2019 Mercedes-Benz C 300 Coupe

2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250vs. 2019 Mercedes-Benz C 300 Coupe

When comparing the Mercedes CLA vs. C-Class, deciding which one is right for you can be difficult. However, there are a few key factors that may make the decision easier. Between price, performance, interior features, and available technology, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class and the Mercedes-Benz CLA both offer a worthwhile luxury driving experience. Compare the two entry-level models, the C 300 vs. CLA 250, to find out which one is right for you.

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2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA Coupe VS 2019 Mercedes-Benz C 300 Coupe
$33,100 Starting MSRP $43,800
2.0L inline-4 turbo Engine 2.0L inline-4 turbo
241 hp Horsepower 255 hp
6.9 seconds Acceleration (0-60 mph) 5.9 seconds
Standard Power Front Seats Standard
8-inch color display Central Display 10.25-inch high-resolution center display

CLA vs. C-Class: Performance

When comparing the performance of the C 300 vs. CLA 250, both Mercedes-Benz models deliver noteworthy speed and power. However, there are a few key distinctions between the two models.

  • Engine: Both models come with a 2.0L inline-4 turbo engine. The C 300 Coupe generates 255 hp and accelerates to 60 mph in 5.9 seconds, while the CLA produces 208 hp and has a 0-60 mph time of 6.9 seconds.
  • Transmission: The C 300 Coupe features a 9G-TRONIC® automatic with shift paddles, and the CLA sports a 7G-DCT® 7-speed dual-clutch automatic.
  • Suspension: The C 300 comes equipped with 4-wheel multi-link suspension, while 4-wheel independent suspension is standard on the CLA 250.
  • Steering: Electromechanical power steering is standard for most Mercedes-Benz vehicles, but the C 300 Coupe comes with sport suspension and steering for even more thrills.

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class performance demonstrates greater horsepower and faster acceleration than the CLA. However, the C-Class starting MSRP is $43,800 whereas the CLA starts at $33,100. Both models come with DYNAMIC SELECT® and the ECO-START® system, making them great choices.

2019 CLA
2019 C 300 Coupe

CLA vs. C-Class: Interior

The Mercedes-Benz CLA interior as well as the C-Class interior offer plenty of comfort features designed to make your driving experience as enjoyable as possible. For instance, both vehicles offer:

  • Power front seats with 4-way lumbar support: These seats help to protect your back while driving.
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control: This feature allows the driver and passenger to set the temperature to their levels of comfort.
  • Central display: Both vehicles come with a central display and central controller. The C 300 has a 10.25-inch display, while the CLA 250 comes with an 8-inch display.

For drivers looking for a higher level of luxury, the C-Class also offers available 64-color LED ambient lighting, which lights your car’s dashboard and front door sills to make driving in the dark feel just as welcoming as during the day.

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Schedule a test drive at Mercedes-Benz of Honolulu to compare the CLA vs. C-Class in person. Be sure to explore our C-Class offers and C-Class reviews to help you make your decision. We hope to see you soon!

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