2022 Porsche 718 vs. 2022 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class

The 2022 Porsche 718 is a classic sports car with potent turbo engines, incredible handling and a well-designed gearbox. How does it compare to the 2022 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class, an exquisite car that has a stylish cabin with the latest technology and breathtaking handling?

Design & Style

The Mercedes-Benz CLA Class is a family vehicle with a sporty appearance and performance to match. It can seat five passengers and the exterior is smooth with elegant creases in front and along the side. The profile is coupe like and those that upgrade to AMG will get bigger intakes and wheels. The seats provide impeccable comfort and the wide screen infotainment is fun to use.

The Porsche 718 can be purchased as the Boxster roadster or Cayman coupe. Both look fantastic but only seat two due to the emphasis on performance. This means it is ideally suited as a second vehicle for well-heeled families that already have something suitable for hauling their kids to school. The cabin is opulent, and offers many customization options especially for those who purchase the Spyder or GT4 variants. Many experts agree that the six speed manual is the most optimal gearbox.

Technology & Safety

The Porsche 718 comes with a number of standardized features, such as parking sensors for the rear and front, stability control and airbags. Other features that require upgrades include adapted cruise control, blind area monitoring and emergency automated brakes. Comforts within the cabin include seven inch touch displays, climate control, adaptive dampers, and leather upholstery.

The Mercedes-Benz CLA Class comes with standardized features like emergency automated brakes, LED headlamps and blind area monitoring. However, you’ll need to pay more for features such as automated lane changes and adapted cruise control. Comforts within its cabin include leather upholstery, climate control, adaptive dampers, and ten inch touch displays.


Those that purchase the Mercedes-Benz CLA 35 will get an engine that can generate 302 horsepower, with the ability to accelerate from zero to sixty in 4.6 seconds. The chassis is well balanced which means rapid acceleration from various speeds, and the all-wheel drive and upsized brakes can shuffle power to the back wheels when needed. Those that purchase the Porsche 718 Spyder or GT4 will get a 4 liter engine that is capable of generating 414 horsepower with the ability to accelerate from zero to sixty in 3.7 seconds.

The Bottom Line

Not only does the Porsche 718 have a horsepower and 0 to 60 acceleration advantage over the Mercedes-Benz, but it also has vastly superior top speed, at 187 mph for the Porsche 718 Spyder versus only 146 mph for the Mercedes-Benz. And this combined with the CLA’s tiny trunk and loud exterior noise makes the Porsche 718 the winner.

Ready to Schedule a Porsche 718 Test Drive Today?

If you are interested in experiencing the luxury package that the 2022 Porsche 718 offers, you can test drive this stellar car with us at Porsche of Princeton. We are located in New Jersey and proudly serve car buyers in the Tri-State area. Drop by our showroom today or simply call us in advance to book a Porsche 718 test drive appointment.


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