2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA vs 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLA

When luxury shoppers go looking for an ideal vehicle, there can be a misconception that luxury features are not available in small packages, or just because a model has a lower price point means that it lacks quality. The two vehicles in this 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA vs 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLA comparison prove that idea wrong. Each of these small cars offers premium Mercedes-Benz quality down to its bones. But which of these compact Mercedes-Benz vehicles is ideal for the modern shopper?

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA is an attractive sedan with coupe-like styling. This means that it can turn heads on the highway or the city street. The 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLA on the other hand combines the best features of a compact crossover and a hatchback. While the 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA offers traditional seating and spacious trunk capacity, the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLA has the advantages of a tall ride height and an open back for cargo. Both of these vehicles come standard with elite safety features like Collision Prevention Assist. This feature can monitor the vehicle's surroundings and even autonomously stop the car if it senses a danger. Attention Assist, also standard on these models, can watch drivers for signs of drowsiness and notify them if it becomes too dangerous to drive.

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2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA vs 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLA
$32,050 Starting MSRP* $32,500
Sedan with Coupe Styling Body Style Hatchback/Small Crossover
26/38 mpg Fuel Efficiency* (city/highway) 25/35 mpg
13.1 cubic feet Cargo Space 14.9 cubic feet

Powertrain Advantages of the 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA and GLA

The 2016 Mercedes Benz CLA and 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLA run on similar capable and fuel-sipping 2.0-liter four-cylinder engines that offers 208 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. A seven-speed automated manual transmission sends that power either to the front wheels, or to four wheels with available 4MATIC ® All-Wheel Drive*, which can offer responsive and confident handling even in challenging road conditions.

While many of the performance specs between these two vehicles are the same, the mileage of the 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA vs the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLA offer some variations. Because of a lighter curb weight and different aerodynamics the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLA crossover is able to deliver slightly better fuel efficiency than its counterpart. However, either vehicle delivers premium handling, fuel efficiency, and driver satisfaction.

If you would like to be a part of the Mercedes-Benz luxury experience with one of these compact models, contact the Mercedes-Benz sales department at Aristocrat Motors at 855-979-0607.



*MSRP for a 2016 CLA or GLA includes transportation charge. Excludes all options, taxes, title, registration, other fees. Options, model availability, and price may vary.

*EPA estimated MPG. You may get different mileage depending on driving conditions.

*Best performance on snow and ice obtained with winter tires. Please always drive carefully, consistent with road conditions.

2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA driving in the city at night
bold red 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLA parked on a dock with a city in the background
Comfortable seats of the 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA sedan
spacious cargo area of the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLA
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