CLA vs Passat

Compare for Mercedes-Benz CLA vs Volkswagen Passat

Below is the detailed car comparison, based on price, specifications & other features, of Mercedes-Benz CLA and Volkswagen Passat. Mercedes-Benz CLA is priced between ₹ 31.72 - ₹ 36.99 Lakh while Volkswagen Passat is priced between ₹ 29.99 - ₹ 32.99 Lakh. Talking about the technical specifications, Mercedes-Benz CLA 200 CDI Style houses 2143 cc engine whereas Volkswagen Passat 2.0 TDI AT Comfortline engine displacement is 1968 cc.

Overview Mercedes-Benz CLA Volkswagen Passat
Ex-Showroom Price*
(New Delhi)
₹ 31.72 Lakh ₹ 29.99 Lakh
Available Color(s)
CLA Colors
Passat Colors
Fuel Type
All Diesel Cars
All Diesel Cars
Vehicle Type
All Sedans Cars
All Sedans Cars

From The Experts

  • Pros
  • Cons
Mercedes-Benz CLA

 Upmarket interiors

Striking yet elegant design langauge

Efficient diesel engine

Comfortable ride

Responsive petrol engines

Neutral drive dynamics

Volkswagen Passat
  • Tech loaded; 3-zone climate control, touchscreen infotainment, Park Assist, 360-degree camera
  • Great long distance cruiser, the powerful engine manages the high speed effortlessly.
  • 5-star safety; 9 airbags, ABS, ASR, EDL, ESP, 360-degree camera and more
Mercedes-Benz CLA

Cabin could be more spacious as tall passengers need more headroom in the rear

Nothing really

Big potholes can be felt

Noisy diesel engine

Understeers a fair bit under hard cornering

Volkswagen Passat
  • Lack of petrol engine on offer
  • Interior looks similar to the other Volkswagen cars, so the cabin lacks the wow factor
  • Not as practical and spacious as its rival Skoda Superb
Technical Specifications
Seating Capacity 5 5
Fuel Type Diesel Diesel
Engine Displacement 2143 1968
Power 134.1 175
Torque 300Nm 350Nm
ARAI Mileage 17.9 17.42
Engine Description 2.2-litre 4 Cylinder In Line Diesel Engine 2.0L 175bhp 16V TDI Engine
No Of Cylinders 4 4
Turbo Charger Yes Yes
Super Charger No No
Valves Per Cylinder 4 4
Fuel Supply System CRDi CRDi
Valve Configuration DOHC DOHC
Engine Type In Line Diesel Engine TDI Engine
Drive Type FWD FWD
Gear Box 7 Speed 6 Speed
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Dimensions & Capacity
No Of Doors 4 4
Length 4630mm 4767mm
Width 1777 mm 1832mm
Height 1432mm 1456mm
Wheel Base 2699mm 2786mm
Front Tread 1549mm 1586mm
Rear Tread 1547mm 1570mm
Kerb Weight 1570kg 1535kg
Gross Weight 2005kg 2210kg
Fuel Tank Capacity (litres) 56 66
Cargo Volume 470-litres 586-litres
Suspension & Brakes
Front Suspension MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut with anti-roll bar
Rear Suspension Multi Link Multi-Link
Front Brake Type Disc Disc
Rear Brake Type Disc Disc
Wheel & Tyre
Tyre Size 225/45 R17 and 205/55 R16 215/60 R16
Tyre Type Tubeless,Radial Tubeless,Radial
Alloy Wheel Size 16 Inch 16 Inch
Turning Radius 5.5 metres 5.85 metres
Steering Gear Type Direct Steer Rack & Pinion
Adjustable Steering Column Yes Yes
Steering Column Height & reach Adjustable
Steering Type Power Power
Safety & Security
Anti-Lock Braking System
Parking Sensors Rear Front & Rear
Driver Airbag
Passenger Airbag
Side Airbag-Front
Rear Seat Belts
Seat Belt Warning
Door Ajar Warning
Crash Sensor
Child Safety Locks
Side Impact Beams
Front Impact Beams
Height Adjustable Front Seat Belts
Engine Check Warning
Tyre Pressure Monitor
Vehicle Stability Control System
Central Locking
Smart Access Card Entry
Power Door Locks
Engine Immobilizer
Anti Theft Device
Comfort & Convenience
Air Conditioner
Power Steering
Rear A/C Vents
Engine Start/Stop Button
Remote Trunk Opener
Foldable Rear Seat Not Available 60:40 Split
Adjustable Seats
Low Fuel Warning Light
Automatic Climate Control 3 4
Air Quality Control
Rear Reading Lamp
Rear Seat Headrest
Rear Seat Center Arm Rest
Cup Holders-Front
Cup Holders-Rear
Vanity Mirror
Bottle Holder Front & Rear Door Front & Rear Door
Seat Lumbar Support
Cruise Control
Multi-function Steering Wheel
Automatic Headlamps
Electric Folding Rear View Mirror
Keyless Entry
Power Windows Front
Power Windows Rear
Steering Wheel Gearshift Paddle
Accessory Power Outlet
Navigation System
CD Player
Speakers Front
Speakers Rear
Integrated 2DIN Audio
Bluetooth Connectivity
USB & Auxiliary Input
Remote Fuel Lid Opener
Passenger Side Rear View Mirror
Adjustable Headlights
Alloy Wheels
Fog Lights Front
Fog Lights Rear
Integrated Antenna
Outside Rear View Mirror Turn Indicator
Power Adjustable Exterior Rear View Mirror
Rear Window Defogger
Leather Seats
Centrally Mounted Fuel Tank
Advance Safety Feature ESP Dynamic Cornering Assist, Attention Assist (visual and audible warning) with Acceleration Skid Control (ASR), Adaptive brake lights flashing,Lamp failure indicator ,QR code stickers for post-accident rescue ,Priming and brake drying in the wet Front Passenger Airbag Deactivation, Curtain Airbag System For Front Passengers, ASR and EDL, Electromechanical Parking Brake, Auto Hold Function, Front Underbody Guard, Auto Dimming Interior Mirror
Digital Odometer
Electric Adjustable Seats Front Front
Electronic Multi Tripmeter
Leather Steering Wheel
Tacho Meter

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