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Mercedes-Benz CLA
Mercedes-Benz CLA
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$29,900 - $47,450
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Mercedes-Benz CLA Overview

The sleek-looking CLA250 is a front-drive, compact, four-door coupe that debuted as Mercedes' price leader. It does a few things well: It's quick if you hammer the pedal, fairly agile, and the cabin is upscale and well finished. Fuel economy of 28 mpg is respectable, too. But the driving experience falls well short of a typical Mercedes. The cabin is noisy and cramped, especially in the rear, the ride is a bit choppy, the view out is seriously impaired, and access is difficult both front and rear. The 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and seven-speed automated manual transmission lack refinement. 4Matic all-wheel drive is optional and a high-performance, 355-hp CLA45 tops the range.

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