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2015 Lexus IS250 Vs Mercedes Benz CLA250: Which Should Young Nigerians Go For?

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The 2015 Lexus IS250 and the 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 are some luxury cars that many young Nigerians prefer to go for. Although these cars are in no way the latest models of their brand, they are still some of the best cars with great quality and affordable by many young Nigerians. 

back view of 2015 Lexus IS250 and Mercedes-Benz CLA250
back view of the 2015 Lexus IS250 and Mercedes-Benz CLA250

The interesting thing about both cars is that they have the same price. They are both sold at the rate of ₦‎12,000,000 million. So, if you are in the market for a car, which of them would you rather go for? Here’s an overview of both cars to guide your buying choices.

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Overview Of The 2015 Lexus IS250

Tokunbo 2015 Lexus IS250
Tokunbo 2015 Lexus IS250

The 2015 Lexus IS250, the F-Sport trim level, while a good option, the car is relatively small with the smallest engine displacement you’ll ever find in any V6 car in the world. The IS250 sedan produces 204 horsepower with a 2.5-litre V6 engine. The IS350 is a better option than the IS250. The IS350 model comes with 306 horsepower and a 3.5-litre V6 engine. It also has a six-speed automatic transmission that comes standard in every model except for the rear-wheel drive IS350, which has an eight-speed automatic.

The infotainment system is distant, making it challenging to reach the display while driving. 

The 2015 Lexus IS250, smart entry, top start, and reverse camera all come standard in the car, but the problem is in its performance.

Overview Of The Mercedes-Benz CLA250

2015 Mercedes Benz CLA250
2015 Mercedes Benz CLA250

The Mercedes-Benz CLA250 is a good option, but in the Nigerian market, the car is also referred to as the “Benz Corolla.” Smart entry, top start, and reverse camera are optional in the Mercedes-Benz CLA250. This means that getting these features depends on the trim level you are going for. 

2015 Lexus IS250 Vs. Mercedes-Benz CLA250: Which Of Them Will You Go For?

The Lexus IS250 and the Mercedes-Benz CLA250 are both great options. However, Lexus lacks behind in power and performance. The Benz makes up for all of the power and performance shortcomings of the 1S250 Lexus with its turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine that produces 221 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. It also comes with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission that handles gear changes.

But, the Mercedes lacks some extra tech features like the reverse camera, smart entry, and top start, which are optional in it but standard in the Lexus IS250.

So, consider this major difference; which would you rather go for with ₦‎12,000,000 in your pocket?

Conclusion

Based on power and performance, the Mercedes-Benz CLA250 performs better than the IS250. What would have matched the Benz energy is the Lexus IS350, with much better performance than the IS250.

So, if power and performance are your top priority, you should consider the CLA250. But, if you want extra features like the smart entry, reverse camera, and more, upgrade to a higher CLA trim or the IS350 Lexus.’ So, if power and performance are your top priority, you should consider the CLA250.

But, if you want extra features like the smart entry, reverse camera, and more, upgrade to a higher CLA trim or the IS350 Lexus.

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