2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA vs C-Class vs GLA

Drivers in the market for a compact but luxurious vehicle have plenty of Mercedes-Benz options to fall in love with. In this 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA vs C-Class vs GLA comparison, we are going to look at three models that are small but mighty. Both the 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA and 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class are more traditional, low, four-door vehicles, while the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA is a member of the compact crossover SUV segment. Each of these models offers practical interior space, responsive engine performance, and cutting-edge features. Five passenger seating is standard.

In their base models, each of these Mercedes-Benz vehicles comes with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. The 2018 Mercedes-Benz C 300 is the most expensive model in this comparison, but it also delivers the highest engine output, which may appeal to drivers looking for sportier handling. The 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 offers the best fuel economy, which may appeal to daily commuters, or those with long drives.

front half of the 2018 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA, C-Class, and GLA

2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA
Starting MSRP: $32,700 Starting MSRP: $40,250 Starting MSRP: $33,400
Four-Door Coupe Sedan (Coupe and Convertible Available) SUV
208 hp, 258 lb-ft (CLA 250) 241 hp, 273 lb-ft (C 300) 208 hp, 258 lb-ft (GLA 250)
Cargo: 13.1 cubic feet Cargo: 12.6 cubic feet Cargo: 41.8 cubic feet

Cargo Space and Features on the 2018 CLA, C-Class and GLA

Those looking for the most cargo space in this 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA vs C-Class vs GLA comparison will certainly be attracted to the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA compact crossover SUV. While the two four-door Mercedes-Benz models have respectable trunk space, the 2018 GLA offers 17.2 cubic feet of room in the rear when all seats are occupied, which can expand out to 43.6 cubic feet for cargo with the rear seats folded down.

While each of these models offers practical advantages, they also come loaded with the premium features that luxury shoppers crave. Dual-zone automatic climate control, multi-way adjustable front seats with four-way lumbar support, driver memory settings, and Bluetooth®* phone connectivity all come standard. Elite features like multi-color ambient lighting, Distance Pilot DISTRONIC® cruise control, and Parking Pilot assistance are all available.

Would you like to learn more about one of the attractive vehicles featured on this page? You can test drive a 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class, 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA, or a 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA anytime at Mercedes-Benz of Kansas City. Also be sure to check for current lease offers on these models.

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**Some European models shown.

side view of a black 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA
silver 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class on the road
black 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA driving by a wall
interior seating of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA
2018 Mercedes-Benz C 300 interior seating
front seats and dashboard of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA