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Compare the Mercedes-Benz CLA vs. BMW 2-Series vs. Audi A3

Are you shopping for a sporty coupe with no shortage of upscale features? If so, you may have narrowed your shortlist down to the 2019 BMW 2-Series and 2018 Audi A3. Both offer spirited power, comfortable cabins, and other specs for a reasonable price, but how do they stack up against the 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA? To find out, compare the CLA 250 vs. BMW 2-Series vs. Audi A3 in the chart below!

Features 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 Coupe 2019 BMW 2-Series 230i Coupe 2018 Audi A3 2.0T Premium FWD Sedan
Starting MSRP $33,100 $35,300 $31,950
Performance Specs
Engine 2.0L turbo I4 engine 2.0L turbo I4 engine 2.0L turbo I4 engine
Horsepower 208 248 186
Torque 258 258 221
Multi-Mode Drive Program DYNAMIC SELECT® with ECO, Comfort, Sport, and Individual modes Driving Dynamics Control with ECO PRO, COMFORT, SPORT, and SPORT+ modes Optional
Fuel Economy Ratings
EPA-Estimated City MPG 24 24 26
EPA-Estimated Highway MPG 37 35 35
Fuel Tank Capacity 13.2 gallons 13.7 gallons 13.2 gallons
Seating Capacity 5 4 5
Trunk Capacity 13.1 cubic feet 13.8 cubic feet 12.3 cubic feet
Exterior Dimensions
Length 182.3 inches 174.7 inches 175.5 inches
Width 70 inches 69.8 inches 70.7 inches
Height 56.6 inches 55.8 inches 55.7 inches
Wheelbase 106.3 inches 105.9 inches 103.8 inches
Exterior Features
Memory-Adjustable Exterior Mirrors Standard Feature Not Offered Feature Not Offered
Wheel Diameter 17 inches 17 inches 17 inches
Interior Features
Driver’s Seat 14-way power-adjustable with memory settings 10-way power-adjustable with memory settings 12-way power-adjustable
Sound System 8 speaker system 7 speaker system 9 speaker system
Safety Features
Second Row Side Airbag Optional Feature Not Offered Optional
Front Airbag Deactivation via Child Seat Detection System Standard Feature Not Offered Feature Not Offered

Better Efficiency & Comfort with the CLA

When you compare the Mercedes-Benz CLA vs. BMW 2-Series vs. Audi A3, it’s easy to see that the 2019 CLA is more fuel-efficient on the highways. The CLA also includes four drive modes — one of which allows you to customize its performance profile. Inside, the CLA offers seating for five, as well as more breathing room for passengers. Additionally, you won’t find 14-way power front seats or a child seat detection system for airbag deactivation inside the BMW 2-Series or Audi A3 — but you will inside the CLA!

Test Drive the 2019 CLA Coupe in Chicago!

Matched against the BMW 2-Series and Audi A3, the Mercedes-Benz CLA emerges as the more efficient and better-equipped vehicle. Ready to test drive one of our new CLA models? Schedule an appointment at Mercedes-Benz of Chicago. Don’t forget to check on any available CLA lease specials before you schedule your visit!

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