2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 vs 2018 Lexus IS 300

2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 vs 2018 Lexus IS 300

Are you on the prowl for a sporty new luxury car? Maybe one that won’t break the bank? If so, we have an interesting option for you. Most people regard Mercedes-Benz as a high-end luxury automaker reserved for the elite and affluent. While this may be true on most levels, it is their belief that everyone should be able to own a piece of luxury. Their affordable CLA 250 comes with many of the same features as the pricier vehicles but without the pricier price tag. As you’ll notice in this comparison between the 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 vs 2018 Lexus IS 300, the more affordable option isn’t always the lesser quality of the two. Take a look at the table below!

2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250


2018 Lexus IS 300

$32,700 MSRP $38,210
24 city/37 hwy mpg Fuel Efficiency 22 city/32 hwy mpg
7 Speed Automatic Transmission 8 Speed Automatic
208 Horsepower 241
258 lb-ft Torque 258 lb-ft
6.9 seconds 0 to 60 time Not Available
FWD Drivetrain RWD
8 Number of Airbags 7
Standard Front Power Lumbar Not Available
Optional Adaptive Variable Suspension Not Available
8 inches Entertainment Screen Size 7 inches
Standard Keyless Start Standard

Why Drive a 2018 CLA 250

The benefits of driving a 2018 CLA 250 extend far beyond simply saving thousands of dollars. You’ll also be saving money on fuel as well, because the CLA gets a healthy 37 hwy mpg. That’s even more impressive considering it gets 208 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. The beautiful emblem on the front grille is more than just an aesthetic centerpiece; it represents a history of excellence and a legacy unmatched by others. For years rivals have tried to replicate the luxury and exquisite prowess of these machines, but there’s only one Mercedes-Benz. A few of the features the CLA 250 has that the Lexus IS 300 doesn’t include:

  • Genuine wood trim

  • Leather seats

  • Front power lumbar

  • Power sunshade for sunroof

  • Halogen headlights

  • Adaptive variable suspension

  • and much more!

Ready to own an iconic piece of history? The CLA 250 is up and running here at World Wide Motors, so if you’d like to learn more about this car, come check it out at our dealership in Indianapolis today! You can also schedule a test drive right here on our website!

brown 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC side shot
grey 2018 Mercedes-Benz C 300 side shot with banner
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