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Mercedes-Benz CLA review

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Mercedes-Benz CLA
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2 Feb 2017 11:33 | Last updated: 22 Aug 2018 16:44

In this review

Cost & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

The CLA is pretty pricey, with the 220 d, for example, costing about the same as a BMW 320d auto. However, CO2 emissions of 117g/km make this version of the CLA fairly cheap to run as a company car. The petrol model’s 128g/km makes it better suited to private buyers, although it suffers from poor fuel economy. The CLA 45 is seriously expensive, particularly given that the mechanically identical A45 AMG is much cheaper and a tad more scintillating to drive.

 

Verdict

The Mercedes CLA will convince a fair share of buyers on looks alone. However, there are others available at the same money that do things better

  • Attractive styling
  • Well equipped
  • Scores well on safety
  • Firm ride
  • Expensive to buy
  • Rear space is cramped
There are 12 trims available for the CLA-Class coupe. Click to see details.See all versions
Sport
The entry-level trim comes with a wealth of standard equipment, including dual-zone climate control, cruise control, 7in screen infotainment complete with Bluetooth, USB and smartphone integration...View trim
Fuel Diesel, Petrol
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£24,254
Average Saving £2,241
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AMG Line Edition
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Fuel Petrol
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£24,832
Average Saving £2,263
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AMG Line
The mid-range AMG-Line trim brings some styling additions to the CLA, including LED headlights, a lower version of the 'Comfort' suspension, rear privacy glass and leather and cloth-bound sport sea...View trim
Fuel Diesel, Petrol
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£26,261
Average Saving £2,434
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WhiteArt
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Fuel Diesel, Petrol
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£27,032
Average Saving £2,508
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AMG Line Night Edition
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Fuel Petrol, Diesel
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£27,748
Average Saving £2,573
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AMG Line Night Edition Plus
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£29,294
Average Saving £2,721
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250 AMG
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£30,900
Average Saving £2,845
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250 AMG WhiteArt
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£33,432
Average Saving £3,088
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AMG
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£42,930
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AMG Night Edition
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£44,370
Average Saving £2,115
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AMG Night Edition Plus
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£45,984
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AMG Yellow Night Edition
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£47,108
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