Let’s Compare: Mercedes-Benz CLA vs. CLS

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Choosing which Mercedes-Benz vehicle to drive around Mississippi can be a problem for some people, but you will find the decision-making process to be much easier if you take the time to do your research. Both the CLA and CLS class models are great choices. However, there are a few key differences that make each one a better option for certain drivers.

CLA vs. CLS Pricing and Body Styles

The first thing you will notice about the Mercedes-Benz CLA and CLS classes is that both are only available as coupes and they have dramatically different starting prices. The CLA-Class starts at just $32,400* while the CLS-Class starts at $66,900*. This means that the CLA-Class works well for those who want a luxurious Mercedes-Benz but can’t afford to load it up with all the features or the most powerful engines.

Mercedes-Benz CLA vs. CLS Engines

Both the CLA and CLS classes feature several models with multiple engine choices, but the CLS tends to have more powerful options. The CLA-Class can give you a 208-horsepower 2-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder or a 375-horsepower version of the same engine. The CLS-Class lets you choose between a model with a 329-horsepower 3-liter turbocharged V6, a 402-horsepower 4.7-liter turbocharged V8, and a 577-horsepower 5.5-liter turbocharged V8. Clearly, the CLS-Class delivers more power overall, which makes up for its higher price tag. Of course, since the CLS-Class models are better for those who want to maximize power, the CLA-Class is ideal if you want to boost efficiency.

CLA vs. CLS Standard Features

Whether you opt for the Mercedes-Benz CLA or CLS, you will get a premium vehicle with a range of high-end features, but the CLS does give you more as standard, thanks to its higher price tag. That said, all CLA models still give you a 7-inch touchscreen, 8-way power for the driver, mbrace2, and MB-Tex premium vinyl upholstery. The standard CLS model improves nearly all of these features with an 8-inch display, 10-way power for the front seats, and navigation. Of course, many standard features on the CLS are optional upgrades on the CLA.

The team at Mercedes-Benz of South Mississippi can help you take a closer look at the CLA and CLS models and work with you to figure out which Mercedes-Benz you should drive around D’Iberville, Mississippi. Just let us know your budget, the power and efficiency you want, and which features you need, and we’ll use our expertise to do the rest.

*MSRP (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price) excludes tax, license, registration, and options. A delivery, processing, and handling fee may be charged separately. Dealer prices may vary.