Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class

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The Mercedes-Benz CLA is a car that will appeal to a specific group – drivers who want to get away from a hatchback without moving up to a larger C-Class saloon

  • Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class (13-19)
  • Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class AMG (13-16)

The Mercedes-Benz CLA is a car that will appeal to a specific group – drivers who want to get away from a hatchback without moving up to a larger C-Class saloon

You get a rakish coupe roofline and four doors in a car based on the A-Class hatchback, although it is about a foot longer. 

Where the A-Class is quite restrained, the CLA is much more aggressive, with “powerdome” bonnet bulges and a diamond shaped grille - there is a lot of Mercedes-Benz CLS in its styling.

As you would expect there is a host of safety systems installed and it has earned the car the top five-star Euro NCAP crash test rating. 

Most interesting is the Collision Prevention Assist which gives audio-visual warnings if a potential crash is spotted and then primes the brakes in order to facilitate full power braking when the pedal is pressed.

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Most Popular Model Reviews

Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class AMG 2013 - 2016

4 out of 5
Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class AMG 2013 - 2016

New price range:
£42,090 - £45,085

Used price range:
£15,748 - £25,877

  • Extremely fast
  • Brilliant handling
  • Sleek styling
  • Larger boot than A-Class
  • Expensive to buy
  • Could prove expensive to run
  • Ride quality not great

Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class Shooting Brake 2015 - 2019

3.5 out of 5
Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class Shooting Brake 2015 - 2019

New price range:
£25,900 - £51,270

Used price range:
£10,505 - £35,534

  • Looks fantastic
  • Smart interior
  • Highly practical
  • Advanced body design
  • Noisy diesel engine
  • Expensive against rivals
  • Not cheapest to run

Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class Coupe 2013 - 2019

4 out of 5
Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class Coupe 2013 - 2019

New price range:
£25,050 - £50,420

Used price range:
£8,175 - £35,425

  • Premium feel
  • Unique market placement
  • Good handling
  • Comfortable
  • Well-equipped
  • Latent automatic gearbox
  • Poor rear headroom

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