These luxury vehicles typically offer a plush ride, an impeccable interior, quiet cabin, advanced safety systems, and crisp handling. Models such as the C-, E-, and S-Class sedans, and the GLS and GLE SUVs, have performed very well in our tests. High-performance AMG versions are fierce track-bred machines. However, entry-level models, namely the CLA sedan and GLA SUV, don’t live up to the brand’s premium promise. Both are too snug, come with less-than-luxurious interiors, and suffer from a stiff ride and uneven power delivery. The line-up is expending with a new A-Class sedan and electric models, starting with the EQC. Reliability has been a sore point for some models.
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