Mercedes-Benz CLA review

Category: Executive car

Section: Passenger & boot space

Available fuel types:hybrid, petrol
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  • Mercedes CLA 2020 RHD front seats
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Passenger & boot space

How it copes with people and clutter

Despite the coupé-like roofline, there’s plenty of head room up front, especially if you avoid the panoramic sunroof that comes with the optional Premium Plus package.

Sadly, the news isn’t so good in the back; yes, leg room is plentiful, but your bonce will be rubbing against the headlining if you’re over six feet tall.

Move to the boot and things are similarly mixed; at 460 litres, the CLA has a slightly greater overall capacity than the 465 Audi A5 Sportback (and comfortably more space than Mercedes’ own 355-litre A-Class hatchback), but being trickier to load due to a high lip and small aperture. Go for the plug-in hybrid CLA 250e and you’ll lose 60 litres of boot capacity.

The door pockets in the front of the car are big enough to hold a small bottle of water and a selection of travel snacks, while the cubby beneath the central armrest is large.

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