You sit in supportive seats with lots of adjustment, but the pedals are heavily offset, meaning cramp can set in on a long journey. Most of the switchgear on the dash is easy to use, although the optional satellite-navigation can be confusing. The biggest problem is visibility; high sides and a minuscule rear window mean you have little idea about what's going on behind you.
Mercedes-Benz CLC Hatchback space & practicality
Despite its compact appearance, there's a surprising amount of space in the back of the CLC. Rear headroom is a little tight, but kneeroom is good. Getting in there is easy, too, because the front seat backs tip forward, and then the bases lift up and out of the way. The boot is a decent size and the split rear seats fold almost flat for bigger loads.
Mercedes-Benz CLC Hatchback equipment
The standard SE car comes with plenty of kit, but you'd expect nothing less for the money. You'll get goodies such as parking sensors, part-leather-effect upholstery, alloy wheels and automatic climate control. Sport models have bigger alloy wheels, metallic paint, full synthetic-leather upholstery and an upgraded interior, as well as sports suspension and a speed-sensitive steering system.