Compare the 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA to the 2019 Cadillac ATS Coupe

With a heritage of well-appointed interior design, upscale exterior styling, and an uncompromising commitment to peak performance, it's no wonder that Mercedes-Benz cars are among the most compelling and sought-after options in the luxury car market. Of course, if you're like many of the savvy shoppers we've served over the years here at our Shelburne, VT Mercedes-Benz dealership, you're looking for a car that boasts Mercedes-Benz trademark craftsmanship at a competitive price point. Luckily, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA almost perfectly matches those requirements.

At The Automaster, we're confident that the 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA will prove an appealing option for drivers from South Burlington, VT to Plattsburgh, NY and to prove it to you, we've pitted it against one its closest competitors in a head-to-head comparison.


If you look at the performance credentials of both the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 and the 2018 Audi Q5 2.0T Premium, you'll find that they are remarkably similar. Both feature responsively powerful 2.0-liter turbocharged engines and both feature available all-wheel drive systems, with the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 4MATIC® featuring the outstanding 4MATIC® All-Wheel Drive system that makes it great for driving in snowy conditions around the greater Burlington, VT area.

However, of these two luxury compact crossover SUVs, only the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 features standard rear-wheel drive and the exceptional 9G-TRONIC® 9-speed automatic transmission, making it a great fit for those who are looking for a vehicle with a sportier, more dynamic road manner. In addition, a properly equipped 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 gets better highway fuel economy than a comparably equipped 2018 Audi Q5 2.0T Premium, so you can spend more time enjoying the open road and less time sitting around at the gas pump.

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The 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA vs. the 2019 CADILLAC ATS Coupe

Now, one of the first key differences you'll probably notice between the 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA and the 2019 CADILLAC ATS Coupe is the cost of each.. With a starting MSRP of $33,100, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA is a better fit for value-conscious car shoppers in nearby Burlington than the 2019 CADILLAC ATS Coupe, which starts at $38,995 MSRP. In fact, with the competitive offers on Mercedes-Benz leasing and financing at our Shelburne, VT dealership, you may just be surprised by how neatly the new 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA fits into your budget.

Of course, even with its competitive starting MSRP, you might just be surprised by all the features and creature comforts the 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA has to offer. Slip inside into its cabin, and you'll find that the 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA has a driver-centric interior that comfortably seats up to five passengers on shorter trips. By comparison, the 2019 CADILLAC ATS Coupe only seats up to four passengers.

Additionally, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA also boasts better cargo room than the 2019 CADILLAC ATS Coupe. With up to 13.1 cubic-feet of trunk space available, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA can easily accommodate most suitcases and duffle bags, as well managing as day-to-day items like groceries with ease. On the other hand, the 2019 CADILLAC ATS Coupe tops out at just 10.4 cubic-feet of trunk space.

On top of the more practical aspects of its interior design, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA offers a bevy of premium materials and amenities. From available leather upholstery to power-adjustable front dual power lumbar support, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA has a lot for even the most discerning Essex, VT car shopper to love. As for the 2019 CADILLAC ATS Coupe, in many cases it either lacks comparable features or gates them behind pricier trim options.

However, perhaps the most compelling reason to choose the 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA over the 2019 CADILLAC ATS Coupe is performance credentials. Mercedes-Benz has always been a brand renowned for its commitment to peak performance, and the 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA is no exception. In fact, with its available 2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45 trim, you'll enjoy up to 375 horsepower on demand, turning everyday driving from Colchester to Burlington, VT into a thrilling experience. Even the most powerful 2019 CADILLAC ATS Coupe trim tops out at just 335 horsepower.

Interested in learning more about the new 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA? Stop by our showroom in Shelburne to take it for a test drive today!

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Now, the 2019 CADILLAC ATS Coupe is just one of many competitors the 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA handily beats. That said, if you'd like to compare it to some of the other luxury coupes on the market today, we'd love to help you explore the differences here at The Automaster. Stop by our Mercedes-Benz showroom in Shelburne, VT today to take a test drive with the new 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA and speak with our experienced, knowledgeable sales associates.

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