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Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class

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2015 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class
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2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class What's new for 2014? 
2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class

The Mercedes-Benz CLA is all-new for 2014. Though it slots below the C-Class in the manufacturer's lineup (and undercuts the C250 by about $5,000), the CLA is slightly longer. However, when the redesigned C-Class debuts later this year, it will trump the CLA in size.

About Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class

Mercedes-Benz's high-end reputation was built on pricey cars like the commanding S-Class sedan and the iconic SL roadster, but the German manufacturer is hoping its all-new 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class sedan can draw more buyers from the growing entry luxury segment, attracting a younger generation of brand loyalists with an attractive starting MSRP of $29,900. Borrowing styling cues from the bigger and more upmarket CLS, which launched the so-called 4-door coupe trend, the all-new 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class wraps a more aggressive version of those looks into a smaller, tighter package that aims to steal car shoppers away from compact to mid-size sedans like the Audi A4, BMW 3 Series and Cadillac ATS. That's why we named it one of the 10 Best Luxury Cars Under $40,000 for 2014.

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Consumer Reviews

Value and Prestige for the Money

By on Tuesday, October 29, 2013

I want this car

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Great styling and lots of standard options."

Cons: "Back seats are snug."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"It took a lot of wheeling and dealing but I finally found a Dealer willing to Discount the car by $600 off the MSRP. I had to order it with the $500 spoke wheels and walnut trim wood $325 option totaling $31,650. I paid $31,050. No other Dealer would budge off the MSRP."

38 people out of 42 found this review helpful

So far, a great car

By on Thursday, December 12, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 1,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "most satisfying to drive at a commendable price"

Cons: "Really none. It's not perfect but still excellent"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Have about 1000 mi. on the vehicle so far and really like the car. Had a previous Infiniti G37 and find the MB smaller (esp. the back seat) but overall a much better handling car that is more "sport car" in driving feel. The "sport suspension" is much firmer but more fun to drive. Took a long road trip over 4 mountain passes, drove 75-80 mph otherwise and averaged about 34 mpg. I was astonished! The interior is top notch and very contemporary. Everyone likes it. The engine is definitely noisier at low speeds but as quiet as any thing else at higher speeds. I test drove 4 cylinder turbos: the Audi A4, Cadillac ATS, Lincoln MKZ and the Infiniti Q50---this was the best!"

24 people out of 27 found this review helpful

So pleased with my MB

By on Tuesday, January 28, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 2,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Great price, sporty looks, fun car"

Cons: "small back seat, be careful of signal arms on left"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I researched this car for a few months and was able to find one local in November 2013. I had dealt with a different dealer online 50 miles away and was going to purchase from him. Just went to 'look' and test drive at my local dealer before I committed. I showed the price to them and since they wanted the local business, they gave me $ 2,000 off the competitors price. Out the door with lots of options and a 4 year paid maintenance for $39,000. Not as zippy as my Lexus IS350, but step on it and in S mode, it moves off the mark. Be careful confusing turn signal arm with cruise control arm, they are close together! Gets lots of looks and sporty comments! Love love love it!"

8 people out of 9 found this review helpful