Mercedes-Benz CLA

Base MSRP price range:
$31,500 - $48,500
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Ratings Category: Luxury compact cars
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Mercedes-Benz CLA Overview

The sleek CLA250 is Mercedes' entry-level, front-drive four-door coupe. The interior has high-quality materials and fuel economy of 28-mpg is respectable. But the driving experience falls well short of a typical Mercedes. The 2.0-liter four-cylinder and seven-speed automatic lack refinement. It's quick, but power delivery is uneven. While fairly agile in the corners, the car rides very stiffly. The cabin is noisy and cramped, especially in the rear; the view out is seriously impaired; and cabin access is difficult. All-wheel drive is optional. A high-performance, 355-hp CLA45 tops the range. First-year reliability has been well below average, and the CLA scores too low to be recommended.

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