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Mercedes-Benz CLA
Mercedes-Benz CLA
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Mercedes-Benz CLA Overview

The sleek and compact CLA250 is Mercedes' entry-level, front-drive, compact, four-door coupe. It has a nicely-finished cabin 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, the car rides stiffly. The cabin is noisy and cramped, especially in the rear, the view out is seriously impaired, and access is difficult both front and rear. All-wheel drive is optional. The high-performance, 355-hp CLA45 tops the range. First year reliability has been well below average.

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