Mercedes-Benz and Jaguar are best known for their high-end luxury and performance. Because of this, there is also a strong association with high price tags. This may be true for many of the models sold by each brand, but when it comes to the 2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA and the Jaguar XE, the opposite is true. As entry-level models for the United States, these two compact cars provide a familiar taste of luxury without the over-the-top retail price.
Stretching out just over 15 feet, these two cars are sporty by nature. Their lightweight bodies allow them to go fast and save gas at the same time, which is especially true with the CLA 45 and the XE R Sport, which are the flagship models of their respective nameplates. In this case, they are most alike in the dimensions category. They do share similar performance specifics, but each brand takes a different approach to getting from A to B.
It is difficult to say one of these cars is better than the other because it comes down to not much more than which one looks better to you. However, one of the things that sets Mercedes-Benz apart from other luxury brands is the AMG® badge. Each AMG® engine is meticulously put together by the hand of a single AMG® engineer. It is because of this attention to detail that Mercedes-Benz vehicles are able to make more power, usually with less displacement. These high-performance engines are collectible and help the car maintain its value better than the competition. That being said, if you like the look of the Jaguar, you can't go wrong. If the idea of more power, more efficiency, and more value is something that intrigues you, then come to Mercedes-Benz of Scottsdale today to take the 2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG® CLA 45 for a spin! We must warn you, though, it is highly addicting.