2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA 4MATIC® vs 2018 Lexus IS 300

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA sets itself apart among other luxury sedans with its lengthy list of standard features, high-quality interior amenities, and sporty styling, but how does it compare to other quality contenders in its segment?

We're putting the 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 4MATIC® to the test, comparing it head-to-head against another popular luxury sedan: the 2018 Lexus IS 300. Both vehicles offer plenty of interior space and sought-after standard features, but what sets them apart from each other? Read on and we'll fill you in on all of the important details!

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2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 4MATIC® vs 2018 Lexus IS 300
2.0L turbo I4; 258 lb.-ft. Engine Specifications 2.0L turbo I4; 258 lb.-ft.
4MATIC® AWD* Drivetrain Rear-wheel drive
Standard Front Power Lumbar Support Not available
24/32 MPG city/highway** EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy Rating 22/32 MPG city/highway

The 2018 Lexus IS 300 puts up a quality fight against the 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 4MATIC®, but with additional standard features like dual power lumbar support, front airbag deactivation, remote trunk release, a locking fuel door, and memory adjustable exterior mirrors, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 4MATIC® simply can't be outperformed.

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 4MATIC® comes equipped with a huge variety of high-quality and downright luxurious features, including an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment display, a central control knob, hands-free Bluetooth®***, an HD radio receiver, ambient interior lighting, dual-zone automatic climate control, MB-Tex seating upholstery, 14-way power-adjustable front seats with memory settings, rain-sensing windshield wipers, ATTENTION ASSIST®, and 17-inch 5-spoke wheels.

Looking for more information about the 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA? If so, don't hesitate to contact a member of our team here at Mercedes-Benz of New Rochelle! We'll fill you in on everything you need to know and answer any questions you may have! Drivers interested in feeling the 2018 CLA's powerful engine firsthand are encouraged to schedule an obligation-free test drive online today!

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

**EPA estimated 32 MPG highway with 14.8-gallon fuel tank capacity. You may get different mileage depending on driving conditions.

***Bluetooth is a registered mark Bluetooth SIG, Inc.

Close up of black 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA 4MATIC® front grille
2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA 4MATIC® 5-spoke tires
Gray interior of 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA 4MATIC®
Close up of 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA 4MATIC® trunk and taillights