Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class

Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class

About Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class

While Mercedes-Benz built its reputation on cars like the supremely luxurious S-Class sedan, let's face it, not everyone has that kind of budget. The 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class sedan aims to bring that Mercedes-Benz experience to a lower price point, but without sacrificing the "Mercedes-ness" of the car. Starting at around $30,000 for the CLA250, it certainly hits the price point. But what's surprising is the style packed into this compact-luxury sedan. Taking its cues from the larger CLS-Class, the CLA's sweeping lines work well with its tidy dimensions, giving it an aggressiveness and road presence that's matched by how it drives, especially the CLA45 AMG model. It's a compelling car against the likes of the Cadillac ATS, Audi A3 and other small luxury sedans.

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

The Mercedes-Benz CLA was all-new last year, so it gets only minor changes this year. Those include ambient lighting as part of the Interior Package, keyless start is now part of the Premium Package, and a larger 7-inch display with the Multimedia package. There's also a new steering wheel.

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.

Consumer Reviews

first Mercedes ever

By on Monday, November 7, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 36,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
Not Rated
Performance
8/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "great price, good looking car,"

Cons: "it sits low"

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

"so i was very skeptic of getting this car because they were so many reviews with different opinions. i am 21 and have no kids and i bought this car when i was 20. ive had it over a year now and cant believe how much i have enjoyed the first car that i bought. they are a few things like how the car sits low and how the random triangle sensor comes on but other then that everything is good! cant wait to keep driving it."

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

Best Car I Have Ever Owned

By on Monday, August 29, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 15,000

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
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Fun to drive, beautiful car"

Cons: "navigation not touch screen, no front camera"

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

"My 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG is my favorite car that I have ever owned! I have always been happy with the value of Mercedes-Benz vehicles as they seem to maintain a strong value per cost as time goes by. Further, it is typically hard to find any AMG at under $100,000 sticker price. Even with some of the added features on mine, the sticker price did come in under $100k when new (Note: I purchased it as a Certified Pre-Owned as I do with all of my vehicles). Thus, I give it a 10/10 for value. In terms of reliability, I gave it a 10/10 as I have had no problems with it whatsoever. Granted I have only had it about one month, but all was perfect so far (knock on wood lol). In terms of Quality, again a 10/10 as the car even has a look of strength, power and durability. Mercedes-Benz always does a great job (IMO) of ensuring their vehicles are of the highest quality! Driving Dynamics - simply amazing! The car launches like a bullet in quick acceleration and corners beautifully. The suspension shifts the weight in proper proportions in any situation/condition. 10/10 The design I gave a 9/10 but that is being very nit-picky. I would have given it a 10/10 if it were not for the design of the COMAND system. The location of the knob/wheel to control it, is in a location where it is very easy to accidentally bump. Maybe moving it closer to the center would help (touchscreen would be nice too). Also, the cup holders are very small (I drink Fiji water and it is hard to fit it in the cup holders - also part of that is due to the dumb square design of Fiji bottles lol). The exterior design is beautiful! The illuminated star would be my only gripe. It is not very bright and difficult to understand when it is on and when it is not (does not flash with the headlights, etc). Comfort and Convenience I also gave 9/10 being very nit-picky. The mBrace 2 system/options are simply amazing. The in-vehicle internet is dial-up modem speed (ahhhh lol). Also, I have owned a 2012 C300 which seemed to have some nice features/options I do not have on this one (Gracenote music, etc.). Also convenient would be if the back-up camera had a front view as well (and even side views - my wife's Infiniti EX35 has this) and audible sensors could also be helpful but again these are not "complaints" - simply the only things missing for a 10/10. ;-) Overall I gave it a 10/10 because it is an amazing car! Highly recommended x 1000!! :-)"

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

Fun Car

By on Monday, July 4, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 12,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "Acceleration, handling, fun factor"

Cons: "The recaro seats"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"I bought this car a couple of months ago. This car is very fun to drive as the acceleration in sport mode is pretty awesome. Sport mode lets you drive in a spirited fashion, where comfort mode really reduces the power and will drive as a completely different car. The navigation system is weird, and not user friendly, as some other controls are as well, but once you get used to them, its not an issue. The only complaint/warning I would give potential buyers is about the $2250 optional sport recaro racing seats. This is advertised as a significant optional item and it is, but I will tell you that they are not a comfort seat. It will take you a long time to adjust it in every which way you can to get comfortable. I have finally found some seating positions that are comfortable, but nothing like other car seats. On the positive side of these seats, they really grip you and keep you planted in the seat when you are driving fast and taking corners fast as well. Overall, I really like the car, but the size may hinder some if you are trying to transport 4 adults."

22 people out of 23 found this review helpful

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