2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA vs 2017 Lexus IS

While the two models might not be classified the same by their automakers, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA and the Lexus IS have a lot more in common than you might think. For starters, both of them feature a four-door construction as well as a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline 4-cylinder engine. And drivers of both of these vehicles are no strangers to sporty performance and upscale interior features.

So when two luxury models offer so many similar specs and features, it can be difficult for shoppers to decide which one is right for them. In that case, the decision can come down to either personal preference, or the minor details. Things like power and affordability can make a big difference when choosing between the 2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA vs the 2017 Lexus IS, and depend greatly on the buyer’s own priorities in their vehicle.

To get a closer look at these two luxury sedans side by side, take a look at the chart below.

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2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA250
2017 Lexus IS200t
$32,050 MSRP $37,325
208 HP Horsepower 241 HP
3,252 lbs. Curb Weight 3,583 lbs.
26/38 City/Hwy MPG 22/33 City/Hwy

Designed for practical efficiency

Just by looking at the two models, you can tell that the Mercedes-Benz CLA is slightly shorter in length than the Lexus IS, while at the same time sporting some height over the IS. While the size difference is relatively small, the CLA uses it to its advantage, offering easier handling and better aerodynamics than the heavy IS model.

As far as sporty sedans – err, coupes – go, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA takes the cake when it comes to style and affordability. It offers a fresh new design and a modern look that’s undeniably sporty and aggressive. And the affordability of this model keeps paying out thanks to its efficient engine. While the IS fuel economy is by no means bad, when you run the numbers, the CLA offers more savings over time.

If you’re interested in getting behind the wheel of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA, be sure to check out the models available in our inventory here at Loeber Motors. We have a selection for you to choose from, so just take a minute to browse our inventory, and we’re sure you’ll come up with something you like! From there, all you have to do is give us a call or schedule an appointment online and we’ll be happy to set up a test drive in the model of your choice.

2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA interior front
2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA exterior rear
2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA exterior front
2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA interior front steering wheel infotainment

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