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2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA vs. 2019 Chevrolet Sonic

It might be presented as an entry-level luxury vehicle but the 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA has all the strong points to be among the best luxury subcompacts available today. It had gone through a lot of revisions and this year may be its best version yet. The 2020 version is already in the looks but let us marvel how the CLA continues to amaze car enthusiasts. Here is a comparison against the practical subcompact from Chevy, the 2019 Chevrolet Sonic.

Design & Style

The seductive charisma of the CLA is retained while there are some additions for the exterior styling. There is a larger Mercedes-Benz star badge on its diamond-block grille. The sexy silhouette is made more proportional with the sweeping design. In its cabin is a posh rendition of simulated leather upholstery and a smart interior layout.

The Sonic had a visual refresh on its 2017 version. Significant changes are only a few but the subtle design updates made it look like it has aged well.  The current Chevy grille is less pronounced. There are also interesting color selections for this year, including the new hue called “Shock”.

Technology & Safety

The CLA has the COMAND® infotainment as an option but if you prefer to do everything from your smartphone, the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto alternatives will work well. It is also compatible with the Me Connect system where many remote automation features are available. New versions of the latest driver aids also come optional for this year.

Sonic focused on having an efficient infotainment system with available internet connectivity. It is a great feature even with the standard equipment for the audio navigation systems and active safety features.


The CLA’s engine is offered in two variants. The first one can produce up to 208 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. The higher-performance engine, on the other hand, can get up to 375 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque. The acceleration is effortless and it has a quick-shifting transmission.

All the Sonic variants have a 1.4-liter engine under the hood. Its meager 138 hp and 148 lb-ft of torque are unimpressive when compared against that of the CLA. It slightly redeemed itself with its performance because it does have a good steering and handling prowess. The front seats also allow comfortable long drives especially with plenty of head and leg-rooms.

The Bottom Line

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA has plenty of positive characteristics that sent the 2019 Chevrolet Sonic farther back. It cannot be denied that the CLA is more powerful, looks better, and has more features than the Sonic.

Ready to Schedule a 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA Test Drive Today?

If you are interested in buying the 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA, let Mercedes-Benz of Huntington deliver the best deal in town for you. We serve customers throughout the state and its surrounding regions. Drop by our showroom located in Huntington or call us to pre-book for a 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA test drive appointment today!

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(631) 486-0158
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