2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 vs 2019 Lexus IS 300

2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 vs 2019 Lexus IS 300

Mercedes-Benz and Lexus have gone head to head for years. They both offer luxury vehicles that sit near the top in terms of popularity, but things can get heated when new models come out and they both battle for loyalty among prospective drivers. See which is the winner for the small luxury car segment as we compare the 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 vs 2019 Lexus IS 300!

You’ll have a hard time choosing between these two initially, but those questions should go away once you dig deeper. The IS 300 comes in at a starting MSRP of more than $5,000 more than the CLA 250, which might make you think it has more to offer, right? not entirely. Performance and luxury are what Mercedes-Benz does best, and that allows for the CLA 250 to compare favorably to its Lexus rival.

2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250


2019 Lexus IS 300

$33,100* MSRP $38,310
24 city/37 hwy mpg** Fuel Efficiency 21 city/30 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

Advantages of the 2019 CLA 250

Back for 2019 is the CLA 250, complete with a fine-tuned engine cranking out high-performing power that works for you as well as fuel efficiency that easily exceeds the IS 300. The world is at your fingertips thanks to a central controller with an 8-inch color display. You’ll have easy access to audio, video, hands-free calling, and other features from the convenience of the central controller. Some of the other features you’ll find inside include:

  • 14-way power seats with memory
  • MB-Tex upholstery
  • Remote Start (via Mercedes me mobile app)
  • Ambient interior lighting
  • Bluetooth® audio streaming
  • Apple CarPlay/Android Auto
  • In-car Wi-Fi hotspot
  • and much more

Interested in owning the new CLA 250? Check it out here at Mercedes-Benz of Indianapolis or schedule a test drive here on our website!

*MSRP does not include transportation charge. Excludes options, taxes, title, registration, and dealer prep. Options, model availability, and price may vary. See dealer for details.

**EPA estimated 37 MPG highway and 24 MPG city with 13.2-gallon fuel tank capacity. You may get different mileage depending on driving conditions.

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