2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA vs 2017 Jaguar XE

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA was created with entry-level luxury car buyers in mind, offering a reasonably priced model that still offers a high-level driving experience, refined and sophisticated design and a host of premium amenities. With the 2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG® CLA 45, the German automaker combined this successful formula with an even higher level of performance. See how it stacks up against the competition in this 2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA vs 2017 Jaguar XE comparison.

On the performance front, the Mercedes-Benz AMG® CLA 45 easily outmuscles the Jaguar XE R Sport. It comes with a high-tech 2.0L inline-4 turbo engine, delivering an impressive output of 375 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque. In comparison, the 3.0L Biturbo V6 engine in the Jaguar XE R Sport produces only 340 horsepower and 332 lb-ft of torque. The CLA 45 delivers quick acceleration too, with a 0–60 mph time of just 4.1 seconds, compared to 5.1 seconds for the XE R Sport. The CLA 45 edges out the XE R Sport for fuel economy as well (31 vs 29 highway mpg).

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2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG® CLA 45 VS 2017 Jaguar XE R Sport
$49,950 MSRP $49,200
2.0L Turbo I4 Engine 3.0L Biturbo V6
4.1 seconds 0–60 MPH Time 5.1 seconds
375 Horsepower 340
Standard 4MATIC® full and part-time 4WD w/ Automatic Selection Not Available
Standard Electronic Stability Control Not Available

Advantages and Benefits of 2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA

While beauty is in the eye of the beholder, it's hard not to be impressed with the sleek and stylish design of the CLA 45. The aggressively aerodynamic lower bodywork greets the wind head-on with a deep front apron featuring large mesh air intakes, and a lower cross-strut and functional winglets in Gloss Black. A Gloss Black rear spoiler adds sporty punctuation to the sleek shape. Inside the CLA 45, the cabin combines four sporty seats with a clear focus on driving enjoyment. The CLA 45 is also available with upper dash and upper door trim that's impeccably topstitched and elegantly upholstered in richly grained MB-Tex.

The 2017 CLA 45 is also a very safe vehicle. An advanced system of eight air bags includes dual two-stage front air bags, front side-impact head/torso air bags, dual front knee air bags and side curtain air bags for both seating rows. Additional standard safety features include Active Brake Assist, Attention Assist, rearview camera with on-screen guidelines and 3-point seat belts that are equipped with Emergency Tensioning Devices and belt force limiters.

If you live in Indianapolis and would like to get behind the wheel of the CLA 45 or any of the other CLA models, then feel free to contact us at World Wide Motors!

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