2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA

2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA

2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Mercedes-Benz CLA vs. Mercedes-Benz C-Class

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA and 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class look similar but offer very unique driving experiences. One is geared more toward fuel-efficiency and cost-effectiveness, while the other offers a wider range of trims, engines, and luxury features. So, which is right for your West Bloomfield commutes? Compare the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs. CLA below to find out!

2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA


2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Starting MSRP

208-hp 2.0L turbo inline-4

Base Engine

255-hp 2.0L turbo inline-4
AMG® 375-hp 2.0L turbo inline-4

Top Engine

AMG® 503-hp 4.0L biturbo V8

Driver Memory Settings


Dual-Zone Climate Control

Feature Not Offered

Touch Control Buttons for the Steering Wheel


CLA vs. C-Class: Pricing & Trims

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan has a starting MSRP of $41,400* and is available in five trims, including three AMG® models. There’s also a C-Class Coupe and C-Class Cabriolet — both of which also offer five trims. The 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA Coupe has a starting MSRP of $33,100*, making it the more cost-effective choice for Southfield and Birmingham car shoppers. The new CLA Coupe is available in three trims — one of which is an AMG® model.

CLA vs. C-Class Performance

When it comes to performance, the CLA and C-Class cater to different types of drivers. The CLA is more fuel-efficient, but the C-Class goes a bit further in terms of engine power, overall sportiness, and handling. Compare the C-Class and CLA performance specs below:

  • Engine: The C-Class Sedan comes standard with a 255-hp 2.0L turbo inline-4 engine, while the CLA Coupe gets a 208-hp 2.0L turbo inline-4.
  • Transmission: The engine inside the C-Class Sedan is connected to a 9G-TRONIC® 9-speed automatic. The CLA Coupe’s engine is connected to a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic.
  • AMG® Power: Under the hood of the range-topping AMG® CLA 45, you’ll find a 375-hp AMG® handcrafted 2.0L turbo inline-4 engine. The C-Class Sedan’s top-performing model is the AMG® C 63 S, which sports a 503-hp AMG® handcrafted 4.0L biturbo V8 engine.
  • Fuel Economy: At the base level, the C-Class Sedans earns an EPA-estimated 23 mpg city/34 mpg highway rating. As of this writing, official mpg ratings haven’t been released by Mercedes-Benz for the CLA, but according to www.fueleconomy.gov, the 2019 CLA 250 earns 24 mpg city/37 mpg highway.

CLA vs. C-Class: Luxury Features

You’ll find many of the same premium features inside the Mercedes-Benz CLA and C-Class, such as dual-zone automatic climate control, Bluetooth®* audio streaming, power front seats with driver memory settings, three years of Mercedes me connect services, and more. However, because the C-Class has a higher price-point, it offers features and technologies not available for the CLA, such as:

  • Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™
  • Three-spoke steering wheel with Touch Control Buttons
  • Analog gauges with high-resolution multifunction display
  • Optional 64-color ambient LED interior lighting system
  • Optional COMAND® navigation
  • Optional 10.25-inch high-resolution central display
  • Optional 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster

2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA

2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan dashboard

2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA steering wheel

Compare the CLA vs. C-Class at Mercedes-Benz of Bloomfield Hills!

When you compare the Mercedes-Benz CLA vs. C-Class, the CLA Coupe stands out as more cost-effective and efficient, while the C-Class Sedan delivers a wider range of power and luxury features. Learn more about how the C-Class compares to the E-Class or our current new vehicle specials at Mercedes-Benz of Bloomfield Hills. Contact us with any questions about the CLA, C-Class, or their technologies, such as ATTENTION ASSIST®.

*Base MSRP excludes transportation and handling charges, destination charges, taxes, title, registration, preparation and documentary fees, tags, labor and installation charges, insurance, and optional equipment, products, packages and accessories. Actual vehicle price may vary by Dealer.

**Bluetooth is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc.

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