2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA

2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA

2017 Buick Verano 4dr Sdn

2017 Buick Verano

2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA vs. 2017 Buick Verano


Monroe drivers who want a luxury car without breaking the bank should check out entry-level sedans like the 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA and the 2017 Buick Verano. In comparison, though, the new Mercedes-Benz CLA:

  • Generates more power while simultaneously returning stronger fuel economy
  • Comes standard with more luxurious and technologically advanced features

Performance and MPG

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA starts off with a smaller engine than the 2017 Buick Verano, but it still promises more power and efficiency.

  • Mercedes-Benz CLA: The introductory turbocharged 2.0L inline-four engine generates 208 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque via a seven-speed automatic transmission. It also achieves an EPA-estimated 24 mpg city and 37 mpg highway*.
  • Buick Verano: The base 2.4L inline-four engine musters 180 hp and 171 lb-ft of torque via a six-speed automatic transmission. It manages just an EPA-estimated 21 mpg city and 31 mpg highway.

Additionally, the Mercedes-Benz CLA can get a performance boost from an AMG® version of its turbocharged 2.0L inline-four to 375 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque via the AMG® SPEEDSHIFT® manually interactive automatic transmission. The 2017 Buick Verano offers no other powertrain option. And even with the enhanced performance capabilities, the CLA still edges out the Verano in terms of fuel economy, returning an EPA-estimated 23 mpg city*.


Driving an entry-level sedan doesn’t mean that you have to skimp on luxury and technology. The following features are standard or available on the 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA, but are unavailable or cost more to have on the 2017 Buick Verano:

  • Leather steering wheel and upholstery
  • Genuine wood trim
  • Multi-adjustable power front seats with memory functionality and lumbar support
  • Navigation system with voice activation
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • DISTRONIC PLUS® Intelligent Cruise Control
  • Heated exterior mirrors
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers

Connect with Ray Catena of Freehold

Get in touch with Ray Catena of Freehold, a short drive from Colts Neck, to schedule a test drive of the 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA and to take advantage of our lease offers!

*Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid models only) and other factors.

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