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2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA


2019 Volkswagen Beetle

2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA vs. 2019 Volkswagen Beetle

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA is the brand’s smallest sedan but is undoubtedly one of the most stylish of them all. Its generous set of standard features made it an enticing pick among entry-level luxury vehicles.

For those who are interested in having a classic car, the 2019 Volkswagen Beetle is a perfect option. It retained most of its retro qualities, like its distinct shape, but is definitely better in terms of performance. Let us compare it against one of the top cars in its class before it finally halts in production this year.

Design & Style

The CLA has a poised exterior. Its classic Mercedes-Benz look is prominent on the diamond-block grille where the iconic star badge is. Bright LED lamps as headlights were added for this version and they only made the CLA look more upscale. For its interior, everything looks great but it is not too flashy.

The latest Beetle sports the iconic shape that is so well-known across the globe. Although it is endearing, the same classic look has become boring and too plain for today’s standards. The CLA achieved that simple yet elegant appeal but the Beetle did not, even if many people are fond of its shape.

Technology & Safety

The CLA comes with the standard COMAND® infotainment but it can be upgraded for both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It comes with plenty of active safety features, including a drowsy driver monitoring system and the Mbrace emergency telematics.

As far as technology goes, the Bettle is not equipped with modern electronics. It thankfully has a simple user interface and a sharp resolution for its infotainment screen. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are also not available for the base trim but are already standard on higher trims. As for its driver aids, standard equipment include blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert with a rearview camera.


A smooth drive is guaranteed with the CLA’s 208 hp engine. Although it is a small car, it does have sporty capabilities. Its linear brakes are easy to modulate thus the confidence-inspiring driving experience. it is also respectably quick and clocks in at 6.4 seconds from 0-60 mph.

All trims of the Beetle come with a 174 hp engine. Its acceleration is strong but the deceleration needs a lot of effort. It is fun to drive but the driver should be cautious as the brakes are not too responsive.

The Bottom Line

Most people would say how they love the 2019 Volkswagen Beetle for its classic appeal. Beyond that, however, is downhill. Its design has minimal changes and even the infotainment is so aged. It cannot, in any way, surpass what the CLA achieved for the current version. The latest CLA is not only good-looking, but it also has advanced infotainment and a superb engine to boot.

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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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Huntington, NY, 11743 US
(631) 486-0158
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