Used Mercedes CLS Shooting Brake 2012 - 2018 review

Alternatives

(2012 - 2018)
Used Mercedes CLS Shooting Brake 2012 - 2018
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What alternatives should I consider to a used Mercedes CLS estate?

The CLS Shooting Brake is pretty unique in the class of swoopy estates, but the Jaguar XF Sportbrake is perhaps a close second in terms of style. The boot in the XF is a little bit smaller, but you will be able to pick a Jaguar up for less money than a Mercedes.

If practicality is what you’re after but still want a Mercedes, try an E-Class Estate. It won’t look as cool, perhaps, but it is much more practical because of its boxy shape.

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Used Mercedes CLS Shooting Brake 2012 - 2018
Used Mercedes CLS Shooting Brake 2012 - 2018
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Verdict

It doesn’t have the engaging handling you might have hoped for given the athletic look of the exterior, but the CLS Shooting Brake is still a fine grand tourer with a high-quality interior

  • Comfortable ride on standard suspension
  • Punchy engines
  • Larger boot than rivals
  • Tight rear head room
  • Restricted boot opening
  • Not that engaging to drive