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

If you're in the market for a luxury car with some serious power under the hood and a driver-oriented handling, we highly recommend taking a look at the 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA 4MATIC®*. The four-door coupe offers the luxurious features Mercedes-Benz has been known for at a price point that rivals non-luxury cars.

It also outperforms many of its biggest competitors, including the 2018 Lexus IS. Wondering how the two popular luxury cars compare to each other? Keep reading and we'll fill you in on the features and specifications you can find on both competitive vehicles!

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2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 4MATIC® vs 2018 Lexus IS 300
24/32 MPG city/highway** EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy 22/32 MPG city/highwy
Optional Leather Seats Not Available
258 pound-feet Engine Torque 258 pound-feet
Standard Front Power Memory Seats Extra Cost

The 2018 Lexus IS is available in four trim levels: IS 300, IS 300 F Sport, IS 350, and IS 350 Sport, but we'll be focusing on the IS 300 for the purpose of this comparison. The 2018 Lexus IS 300 comes equipped with a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-4 engine that delivers 258 pound-feet of torque. Torque output may be the same as the 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 4MATIC®'s, but the 2018 IS 300's engine is noticeably less fuel-efficient.

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 4MATIC® also comes equipped with a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder engine, with a maximum output of 208 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. The vehicle comes standard with the ECO-START®/Stop system, which shuts off the engine when idle to save fuel, and the engine is paired with a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Additionally, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 4MATIC® offers luxurious standard features such as ATTENTION ASSIST®, a rearview camera, 14-way power front seats with memory settings, dual-zone automatic climate control, interior ambient lighting, and a central controller with an 8-inch color touchscreen display.

Car shoppers looking for more information about the 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA 4MATIC®, or any other model in our inventory, are encouraged to stop in and see us at Mercedes-Benz of White Plains or give our team a call 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.

Close up of black 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA 4MATIC® front grille
Driver gripping the steering wheel of 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA 4MATIC®
Interior of 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA 4MATIC® from front passenger perspective
Close up of 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA 4MATIC® trunk and taillights