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2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class CLA250

At a Glance

Pricing $29,900 - $47,450
Drive Types FWD, AWD
Engines 2.0l I4 T
Transmissions SM7
Fuel Economy 23-26 (city), 31-38 (highway)

Our Ratings

Velocity Index 71

Overview Information

Although Mercedes-Benz sells smaller cars in other markets, the smallest model in the US has traditionally been the C-Class. That changes with the introduction of the new CLA-Class sedan. The CLA-Class is compact four-door vehicle with seating for five passengers. Unlike other Mercedes-Benz models sold in the US, the CLA is front-wheel-drive with a transversely mounted engine. The front-wheel-drive CLA250 and all-wheel-drive CLA250 4MATIC are powered by a 208-bhp turbocharged four-cylinder engine coupled with a seven-speed dual clutch automatic transmission.

What Changed:

The CLA-Class is a new sedan based on the A-Class. Unlike other Mercedes-Benz models sold in the US, the CLA is front-wheel-drive with a transversely mounted engine. In comparison to the C-Class, the CLA-Class is very similar in size with a slightly shorter wheelbase. Power is provided by a 208-bhp, 2.0l turbocharged four-cylinder engine. A seven-speed dual-clutch transmission is standard. Two models are offered, the front-wheel-drive CLA250 and the CLA250 4MATIC with all-wheel-drive.

Official Word:

Mercedes-Benz is expanding its lineup with the all-new 2014 CLA-Class. The new four-door coupe is a style rebel that takes its design cues from the CLS, whose design concept has inspired more than its fair share of imitators since its debut in Detroit in 2003. This brand new vehicle features world-leading aerodynamics, avant-garde coupe design and is available with 4MATIC all-wheel drive (Spring 2014). With its frameless doors, the four-door coupe seamlessly carries the design of...Read.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
CLA-Class CLA250 2.0l I4 T (208-bhp) SM7 FWD 26/38/31 69 $29,900
CLA-Class CLA250 leather 2.0l I4 T (208-bhp) SM7 FWD 26/38/31 69 $31,400
CLA-Class CLA250 4MATIC 2.0l I4 T (208-bhp) SM7 AWD 69 TBD
CLA-Class CLA250 4MATIC leather 2.0l I4 T (208-bhp) SM7 AWD 69 TBD
CLA-Class CLA45 AMG 2.0l I4 T (355-bhp) SM7 AWD 23/31/27 71 $47,450