Mercedes CLA review

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Section: Costs & verdict

Mercedes CLA 2020 RHD infotainment
  • Mercedes CLA 2020 RHD front right tracking
  • Mercedes CLA 2020 RHD rear right tracking
  • Mercedes CLA 2020 RHD dashboard
  • Mercedes CLA 2020 RHD rear seats
  • Mercedes CLA 2020 RHD infotainment
  • Mercedes CLA 2020 RHD head-on front tracking
  • Mercedes CLA 2020 RHD wide front right tracking
  • Mercedes CLA 2020 RHD right panning
  • Mercedes CLA 2020 RHD front seats
  • Mercedes CLA 2020 RHD boot open
  • Mercedes CLA 2020 RHD headlamp detail
  • Mercedes CLA 2020 RHD rear lamp detail
  • Mercedes CLA 2020 RHD front right tracking
  • Mercedes CLA 2020 RHD rear right tracking
  • Mercedes CLA 2020 RHD dashboard
  • Mercedes CLA 2020 RHD rear seats
  • Mercedes CLA 2020 RHD infotainment
  • Mercedes CLA 2020 RHD head-on front tracking
  • Mercedes CLA 2020 RHD wide front right tracking
  • Mercedes CLA 2020 RHD right panning
  • Mercedes CLA 2020 RHD front seats
  • Mercedes CLA 2020 RHD boot open
  • Mercedes CLA 2020 RHD headlamp detail
  • Mercedes CLA 2020 RHD rear lamp detail
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Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

The only trim available is AMG Line, so the CLA has a considerably higher starting price than the A-Class, which also comes in cheaper SE and Sport forms.

It holds its value well, though, and still undercuts the Audi A5 Sportback and Volkswagen Arteon. Plus, the AMG Line-only policy means every version is decently equipped: LED headlights, a sporty bodykit and heated front seats are all included.

Overview

Some rivals are better to drive, but the Mercedes CLA is a classy, safe and stylish choice that comes packed with technology.

  • Flash interior
  • Strong on safety
  • Lots of kit and power for your money
  • Tight rear head room
  • Small boot aperture
  • Not as fun as the best coupés
New car deals
Save up to £1,178
Target Price from £32,935
Save up to £1,178
or from £397pm
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Nearly new deals
From £33,499