The new long awaited Ford Focus RS is finally here in America. Sport enthusiasts all over the country are getting trade-in quotes for their Subarus and Mitsubishis, but is it really anything new? Sure it is the most powerful Ford Focus to ever come off an assembly line and the only car in history to offer a drift driving mode, but it is not necessarily the best place to put your money if you want to go fast for cheap. To find out if the Ford Focus is worth it, this 2016 Mercedes-AMG CLA45 vs 2016 Ford Focus RS comparison looks at side-by-side specifications of each performance vehicle.
The Mercedes-AMG name may be intimidating, and yes, it does cost a significant amount more, but in the long run, the CLA is a more affordable investment. In fact, the gas mileage advantage alone will pay for the difference in 10 years or so. Even if you never plan on keeping a car that long, the CLA will retain a higher resale price throughout its life. Built to last, it is constructed with a higher quality standard, ultimately providing more power, more efficiency, and a more dynamic driving experience.
Ford and Mercedes-Benz have been making cars from the beginning of the automobile, but If you could only consider one company to be an expert car manufacturer, it would have to be Mercedes-Benz. The CLA is an entry-level Mercedes-Benz in a premium trim disguise. This makes it an affordable Ford Focus killer, thanks to 375 horsepower and the same 7-speed transmission offered in high-end Mercedes-Benz models. This transmission shifts faster than the blink of an eye and accelerates the CLA from 0-60 in just 4.1 seconds. If the $15,000 price increase is still unjustifiable, consider a used Mercedes-Benz CLA. Mercedes-Benz vehicles are made to last for hundreds of thousands of miles when properly maintained. If you have any questions regarding this 2016 Mercedes-AMG CLA45 vs 2016 Ford Focus comparison, contact us today at Mercedes-Benz of Scottsdale.