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2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA vs. 2019 smart Fortwo

Entry-level luxury cars are becoming more popular because of their compact size and revolutionary features. The 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA presents itself not only as a stylish option but also as a well-rounded car packed with advanced technologies.

Among small cars, the 2019 smart Fortwo is an appealing choice. This smart car is so small that it can virtually be parked in spaces that most normal-sized cars cannot. It is a perfect car for on-the-go individuals who are typically city drivers.

Design & Style

The external design of the CLA received a couple of cosmetic upgrades, including the diamond-block grille where the Mercedes-Benz badge sits. Bright LED lamps were also added for headlights and it sports a swept-back silhouette. Its biggest improvements are on its interior, where two digital info screens flanked the dashboard. Everything else in the cabin is attractive and a bit minimalistic.

The Fortwo is true to its name, the design revolves around giving a comfortable ride for only two passengers. Its snub nose and squat rear are unique features that are unlike other cars. Its most distinct exterior feature is the exoskeleton, the car’s safety cell that is exposed on the outside. It can be painted with a contrasting color that complements the body panel color.

Technology & Safety

Since the CLA has the COMAND® system for its infotainment, fans of Apple and Android devices should not get worried. It can be changed for the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto if you are more comfortable in using it for both the audio and navigation systems of the car. The driver aids also have a lot of customization options. It allows drivers to get only the features that are deemed important to their driving styles.

Fortwo comes with basic infotainment and is only compatible with Android Auto. The standard digital screen is only 3.5 inches and you need to upgrade if you want the 7-inch display. Its short range for audio and navigation features does not stop there. It seriously lacks active safety features.

Performance

The CLA delivers a smooth ride, thanks to its 208-hp engine. It has a bit of a sporty character that makes it fun and lively to drive. The car needs minimal steering effort and stays poised and in control if there is a need to stabilize the car in certain road conditions.

The Fortwo is only great for city driving as it is powered only by an 81-hp electric motor with its tiny 17-kWh battery. It would take about four hours to have a fully charged car that can run for only 54 miles.

The Bottom Line

The 2019 smart Fortwo is an expensive two-seater car. It is great if you really value maneuverability more than anything else. Beyond being a cute car, it does not offer any convenient feature from its infotainment down to the performance. As for the 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA, it is the best choice for the entry-level segment. It has a sexy design and is equipped with customizable technology. Its performance is noteworthy especially when put up against the likes of the Fortwo.

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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