The Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class
The Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class used-carsThe 5 seater 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class is a new sedan available in two models: the front-wheel drive CLA250 (all-wheel drive is optional) and the all-wheel drive CLA45 AMG 4MATIC. A turbo-charged, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and a seven-speed dual clutch transmission come with the CLA250, while CLA45 AMG models have a more powerful turbo-charged, 2.0-liter four-cylinder AMG engine and a seven-speed AMG Speedshift dual clutch transmission. CLA-Class models are offered with various packages offering the latest technology in safety, comfort, convenience and driver assistance features.
Comments on Performance from Motor Test DriversTest drivers of the 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class are impressed with its energetic performance and striking styling. The CLA250 has a turbo-charged four-cylinder engine and a seven-speed dual clutch transmission, which reviewers say has sufficient power, while the more powerful turbo-charged four-cylinder AMG engine is found in the high-performance CLA45 AMG 4MATIC models. The CLA45 AMG is impressively powerful especially during forceful driving. The CLA-Class seven-speed dual clutch transmissions is very impressive through gear shifts, but can be jerky in city driving. The CLA250 gets 10.9/7.4 litres per 100 kms city/highway driving, while the CLA45 AMG gets 12.3/9.1 litres per 100 kms mpg. Reviewers are equally impressed with the CLA250s agility on a winding roads and the CLA45 AMG is remarkably safe when pushed through hard turns. The CLA-Class brakes are praised for their effectiveness.Several reviewers were not impressed with the CLA-Classs jarring ride on bumpy roads. Comments from Test Drivers on Interior FeaturesThe 2014 CLA-Class has a well-appointed, quiet interior, saying it looks and feels pricier than it is. The CLA-Class back seat is too small.Impressed with pairing mobile phone using Bluetooth, They appreciate the large screen that comes with the available navigation system, saying its easy to read. TThe available COMAND infotainment system is confusing having to go through several menus to find what youre looking for. Time factor involved in adjusting to using gearshift selector located on a stalk coming from the steering column. The base 2014 CLA-Class comes standard with features like Mercedes Mbrace2 telematics and information system (subscription required), Bluetooth, HD Radio, a knob-based electronics/infotainment system with a 5.8-inch display screen, rain-sensing windshield wipers, attention assist and collision prevention assist. Comments from International Motoring Websites:"Of course, the big question surrounding the 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class sedan is whether you'll see it as a genuine Mercedes-Benz or a half-hearted budget alternative. The CLA certainly feels like the real thing from the cockpit, as premium materials and a suite of safety and multimedia features check all the boxes for Benzness." --Edmunds"Tellingly, the CLA is heavy on value-wert, the Germans say-with standards such as seven air bags, the 5.8-inch LCD screen with central controller, the mBrace2 telematics system, and the Collision Prevention Assist system, and a load of competitively priced options. But its real appeal is in the optics. It looks like a winner." --The Wall Street Journal"Overall, the CLA is disappointing. Yes, it has a lot of features and stature for the price. And the styling's nonpareil. But, no, it's not all the way there in refinement and premium persona, which largely are what make a luxury brand worthwhile." --USA Today