Mercedes CLS review

Category: Coupé

Section: Passenger & boot space

Mercedes CLS 53 AMG 2021 interior rear seats
  • Mercedes CLS 2021 front
  • Mercedes CLS 53 AMG 2021 rear tracking
  • Mercedes CLS 53 AMG 2021 interior dashboard
  • Mercedes CLS 53 AMG 2021 interior rear seats
  • Mercedes CLS 53 AMG 2021 interior infotainment
  • Mercedes CLS 53 AMG 2021 front tracking
  • Mercedes CLS 53 AMG 2021 right tracking
  • Mercedes CLS 53 AMG 2021 rear static
  • Mercedes CLS 53 AMG 2021 headlight detail
  • Mercedes CLS 53 AMG 2021 alloy wheel detail
  • Mercedes CLS 53 AMG 2021 badge detail
  • Mercedes CLS 53 AMG 2021 interior front seats
  • Mercedes CLS 53 AMG 2021 interior detail
  • Mercedes CLS 53 AMG 2021 boot open
  • Mercedes CLS 2021 front
  • Mercedes CLS 53 AMG 2021 rear tracking
  • Mercedes CLS 53 AMG 2021 interior dashboard
  • Mercedes CLS 53 AMG 2021 interior rear seats
  • Mercedes CLS 53 AMG 2021 interior infotainment
  • Mercedes CLS 53 AMG 2021 front tracking
  • Mercedes CLS 53 AMG 2021 right tracking
  • Mercedes CLS 53 AMG 2021 rear static
  • Mercedes CLS 53 AMG 2021 headlight detail
  • Mercedes CLS 53 AMG 2021 alloy wheel detail
  • Mercedes CLS 53 AMG 2021 badge detail
  • Mercedes CLS 53 AMG 2021 interior front seats
  • Mercedes CLS 53 AMG 2021 interior detail
  • Mercedes CLS 53 AMG 2021 boot open
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Passenger & boot space

How it copes with people and clutter

Despite its sporty and intimate feel inside, leg room in the front of the Mercedes CLS is fine for six-footers, although head room is a little tight. That said, so far we’ve only tried cars with a sunroof fitted and, similarly equipped, the Audi A7 Sportback and BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe are no better.

Compared with a two-door coupé, the extra doors make life much easier for anyone getting in and out of the rear. Once inside, leg room is fine, although nowhere near as good as that in the 6 Series, while the difference in head room is marginal for anyone tall. You will struggle to get three abreast at the back, unless all of them are kids.