Formerly the most affordable new Mercedes in America, the CLA has passed that crown to the A 220 for 2020. Are you confused why Mercedes would have two entry-level sedans in America? You’re not alone. The CLA is the sportier option with sleeker styling and the A 220 is slightly less expensive and slightly more compact, but we’re talking shades of grey here. The CLA has also grow a linger options list, enabling you to option your CLA 250 up to around $60,000 if you get carried away. So does that make the CLA an A3 competitor or an A4 competitor? The best answer: Yes.