Mercedes-Benz CLA

Price $43,000 – $59,700
Fuel consumption 7.3 – 10.3 L/100km
The Car Guide rating 81%(view ratings)
This little four-door coupe has been redesigned for 2020, with slightly larger proportions and new powertrains. Aside from the fresh exterior design, the CLA features enhanced elegance with its more upscale cockpit, which also includes the company’s recently introduced and modern MBUX infotainment system. In the case of the CLA 250, the 302-horsepower AMG CLA 35 and the 382-hp AMG CLA 45, all-wheel drive comes standard.

Tests and Features

All Mercedes-Benz CLA reviews
Test Drives2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 4MATIC: The Baby CLS
The second-generation CLA joins the brand new A-Class to give Mercedes-Benz a pair of fresh products in the all-important small-car segment. Last year, one out of four vehicles sold by the German automaker around the globe was a compact car. As you can easily imagine, only SUVs were more popular.
First Drives2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA: Trying Hard to Stay Relevant
While American manufacturers are eliminating most of their cars to focus on trucks and SUVs, Mercedes-Benz keeps diversifying its portfolio. Just a few days ago at the New York Auto Show, the brand unveiled the next-generation GLS and announced its intention to produce a slightly more rugged and adventure-ready compact …
BlogMercedes-Benz Winter Driving Academy
A few days ago, Mercedes-Benz invited a group of automobile journalists to test the new B 250 4Matic and CLA 250 4Matic on the Olympic Basin. Fortunately, it was -30°C, which made the water hard enough for us to have some fun on it. We would have had fun if …
First DrivesMercedes-Benz B 250 4Matic and CLA 250 4Matic: Snow Class
It was in the wintriest of conditions that Mercedes-Benz convened journalists earlier this week to test drive the new B 250 4Matic and CLA 250 4Matic. For your information, these two cars share the same chassis and mechanical components. They first appeared on the market as front-wheel drive versions, but …
Blog2014 Best Buys: Luxury Compact Cars
It’s no secret: There are a lot of people out there who would rather drive a smaller car with better equipment than a more bare-bones vehicle from the next category up. Recognizing the potential of this market, manufacturers—and especially luxury car brands—responded accordingly. That’s how the luxury compact segment was …
Test Drives2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250: Temper Your Expectations
Disappointment is one of the most cutting of human emotions. Nothing can ever fall so far in our estimation than that which we have built up to a dizzying height via our own expectations. The 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 is a car that I really, truly, wanted to like, and a …


All Mercedes-Benz CLA news
NewsThe Car Guide’s 2020 Best Buys: Mercedes-Benz A-Class
Every year, The Car Guide publishes its Best Buys in nearly 30 different vehicle categories. Today we continue our review of the 2020 winners with a look at subcompact luxury cars , a market segment once again dominated by German automakers. In fact, there are no changes to last year’s …
New Models2020 Mercedes-AMG A 45 and CLA 45 Unleashed With up to 421 Hp
Mercedes-Benz today introduced an even more powerful and sportier version of its two entry-level cars. Slotting above the A 35 and CLA 35 , the new 2020 Mercedes-AMG A 45 and CLA 45 4MATIC+ are the pocket rockets we were waiting for. With a newly developed 2.0-litre turbo engine a.k.a.
NewsMore Details on Mercedes-AMG’s 421-Hp Turbo Four
As previously reported, the new 2020 Mercedes-AMG A 35 and CLA 35 are coming to Canada next year with a turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine (codenamed M 260) that produces 302 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. However, if you’re looking for the world's most powerful turbo four in series production, …
New YorkAfter the Mercedes-AMG A 35, here's the 2020 CLA 35
Lately, it seems like Mercedes-Benz has been multiplying its model lineup, especially in the compact car segment. Recently, we were given the all-new A-Class – both in sedan and hatchback form –, then came its AMG variant, the A 35 . Last week, our journalist Antoine Joubert was flying to …
CES2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA: World Premiere at CES 2019
LAS VEGAS, Nevada – Last year, Mercedes-Benz introduced its new MBUX interface at CES in Las Vegas and this year the German carmaker chose to have the world premiere of the second-generation CLA compact four-door coupe at the same venue. The fact that Mercedes-Benz chose CES and not a traditional …
Newscar2go brings New Mercedes-Benz vehicles to Montreal
car2go, the largest, fastest-growing one-way carsharing service in the world, announced that starting Thursday, August 10, its 50,000-plus Montreal members can start driving new all-wheel drive Mercedes-Benz CLA and GLA four-door five passenger vehicles. The first of over 100 new Mercedes-Benz CLA and GLA vehicles make their debut on the …
New YorkUpdates for the 2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA
Mercedes-Benz’ smallest sedan in North America is the CLA. It is about to receive some well-deserved visual tweaks, and the 2017 version will be shown at the New York Auto Show. First of all, the car receives new 18-inch wheels, a new grille as well as reworked front and rear …
NewsMercedes-AMG's Smallest Vehicles Will Be Even Faster
AMG’s smallest vehicles, the CLA45 and GLA45 are already ridiculously fast; with 355 horsepower coming from a 2-litre four-cylinder, they can reach 100 km/h from a standstill in less than 5 seconds, which is impressive for such a small car. For 2016, it seems that AMG’s mad scientists decided that …


All Mercedes-Benz CLA videos
Video Reviews
2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class
Using the same four-door coupe style as the large and expensive CLS, the CLA is about as big as a Mazda3. Inside, you’ve got very comfortable front seats and very narrow rear seats!
HGrégoire How much could you get for your vehicle?

Tell us about your car.