2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA vs 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class

2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA vs 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class

Now that the new A-Class is here, drivers are reveling in its glory. It introduced some new technology in the Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) system, leading some to believe this is the next big thing from Mercedes-Benz. So how does it compare to the CLA? They look pretty similar, but it’s important to know what separates them so you can decide which makes sense as the better fit for you. Check out this comparison between the 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA vs 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class!

The first highlight for the A-Class, of course, is the MBUX system. The advanced voice recognition system can perform tasks as you request them, and it will adapt over time to recognize your specific jargon or dialect to better suit you. The CLA has its own advantages, though, as you’ll see in the table below.

2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250


2019 Mercedes-Benz A 220

$33,100* MSRP $32,500*
208 Horsepower 188
258 lb-ft Torque 221 lb-ft
Optional Panorama Roof Standard

How else does the new A-Class compare to the CLA?

As you’ll notice from the table above, the CLA gets more power than the A-Class does. For this reason, the CLA 250 may be the better choice if your main priority is performance. It also comes with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission for seamless gear changes and better top-end fuel efficiency, which is also standard in the A-Class. Another difference is in the body styles. The CLA 250, though it has four doors, is marketed as a coupe based on the sloping roofline. The A-Class is a compact sedan and will likely have just a little more space for passengers inside.

As far as technology goes, the A-Class wins mostly because of the new MBUX technology that comes standard. It also has available 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster display and a 10.25-inch touchscreen multimedia display. Other than those, the CLA and A-Class both offer a lot of the same luxurious interior features like hands-free Bluetooth® compatibility, smartphone integration, KEYLESS-START®, and so much more.

We’re excited to offer both the A-Class and CLA here at Mercedes-Benz of Indianapolis. If you’re interested in owning one of these two, come check them out!

*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.

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