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2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 vs. 2020 Toyota Avalon Review

New 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250

2020 Mercedes-Benz
CLA 250

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New 2020 Toyota Avalon

2020 Toyota
Avalon

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MSRP*
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$36,650 to $38,650
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$35,875 to $42,575
Invoice* $34,451 to $36,331 $32,288 to $38,319
MPG - City 23 - 25 22
MPG - Hwy 33 - 35 31 - 32
Engine(s) Inline-4 V-6
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Not Tested *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Not Tested ****
Side Crash Rating** Not Tested *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Toyota Avalon than the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250, due to its greater head- and legroom. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Toyota Avalon, the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 as you will with the Toyota Avalon, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Toyota Avalon. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 and the Toyota Avalon have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 is a little narrower than the Toyota Avalon, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. If you go with the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Toyota Avalon.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Toyota Avalon.

Handling
The Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 has a smaller turning radius than the Toyota Avalon, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 is significantly less powerful than the Toyota Avalon. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 and the Toyota Avalon. The Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 has significantly less cargo room than the Toyota Avalon, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 than that of the Toyota Avalon.