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2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 vs. 2018 Lexus IS 350 RWD

2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250vs. 2018 Lexus IS 350 RWD

A lot of car shoppers out there want to enjoy the sophistication, style, and comfort of a luxury sedan. The 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 represents the automaker’s entry-level luxury coupe with specs and features like:

  • Starting MSRP of $32,700
  • 208-hp 2.0L inline-4 turbo engine
  • EPA-estimated 24 mpg city/37 mpg highway

The 2018 Lexus IS 350 RWD is also a tough, segment-leading contender, offering:

  • Starting MSRP of $41,830
  • 311-hp 3.5L V6 engine
  • EPA-estimated 20 mpg city/28 mpg highway

Take a closer look at the CLA 250 vs. Lexus IS 350 RWD below. Then, head to Mercedes-Benz of Henderson for a test drive near North Las Vegas and Boulder City!

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2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 Coupe VS 2018 Lexus IS 350 RWD Sedan
$32,700 Starting MSRP $41,870
24 City MPG 20
37 Highway MPG 28
Standard Driver Memory Settings Optional
Standard Driver Attention Monitor Feature Not Offered


As small luxury sedans, the new Mercedes-Benz CLA and Lexus IS come with standard features like Bluetooth®*, HD Radio, a power driver’s seat, and a dash-integrated infotainment screen. Still, there are several features from the Mercedes-Benz model that aren’t found in the Lexus, including:

  • Driver lumber support and memory settings
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Memory-adjustable side-view mirrors
  • Front airbag deactivation system that registers the presence of child seats
  • Driver attention monitor (ATTENTION ASSIST®)
CLA 250 Dash
CLA 250 Comfort


The Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 nameplate evokes luxury far more strongly than that of the Lexus IS 350—and it lives up to its reputation in style. However, the Lexus IS 350 feels confident enough to demand over $9,000 more.

  • 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 – MSRP from $32,700
  • 2018 Lexus IS 350 RWD – MSRP from $41,830

Fuel Economy

When you’re traveling through Green Valley or Anthem, enjoying the unparalleled performance of a luxury sedan, you don’t want to worry about fuel economy. The Mercedes-Benz CLA once again proves superior to the Lexus IS:

  • 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 – A cutting-edge turbocharged engine earns a phenomenal EPA-estimated 24 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the highway.
  • 2018 Lexus IS 350 RWD – A V6 engine feels outdated next to the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250, with efficiency scores reaching an EPA-estimated 20 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway.
CLA 250 Engine

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Before making a decision on your next luxury sedan, we hope you’ll pay a visit to Mercedes-Benz of Henderson. Our sales team, parts department, and service center will be there for you from the moment you step onto our lot—and for many years to come! Contact us online or visit us Monday through Saturday at 925 Auto Show Drive in Henderson, NV near Boulder City and Enterprise.

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Mercedes-Benz of Henderson
925 Auto Show Drive
Henderson, NV, 89014 United States
Mercedes-Benz of Henderson 36.0449032, -115.0242483.