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)

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.

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