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2017 Base CLA 250 Coupe 4dr Front-Wheel Drive
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Price:   -  From $32,400
2017 Base CLA250 4dr Front-wheel Drive Sedan (DISC) Price:   -  From $32,400
2017 Base CLA 250 Coupe 4dr All-Wheel Drive 4MATIC Price:   -  From $34,400
2017 Base CLA250 4dr All-wheel Drive 4MATIC Sedan (DISC) Price:   -  From $34,400
2017 Base AMG CLA 45 Coupe 4dr All-Wheel Drive 4MATIC Price:   -  From $49,950
2017 Base AMG CLA45 4dr All-wheel Drive 4MATIC Sedan (DISC) Price:   -  From $49,950


Mercedes-Benz made big waves when it introduced its smallest, most affordable car, the CLA-Class. With an accessible starting price just north of $30,000, an elegant, attractive style that apes one of the brand’s most aspirational products – the CLS-Class – and a pair of engines capable engines, it’s little surprise sales have been so robust.

What's New for 2017

The CLA-Class was lightly updated for 2017, adding new front and rear fascias, updated wheels, a standard rear-view camera and automatic emergency braking, and a reworked infotainment display. Smaller changes include a new paint and upholstery shade, as well as standard interior trim for both the CLA250 and CLA45 AMG.

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Choosing Your Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class

As the smallest four-door Mercedes, the CLA-Class’ standard range of four-cylinder engines isn’t a big surprise. But these tiny 2.0-liter, turbocharged mills are no slouches. In most all but the most basic models, these engines send their power to the road through a 4Matic all-wheel-drive system.

Being a Mercedes, there’s a healthy array of optional equipment. The bulk of gear, though, is represented by a trio of separate packages. With prices ranging from $1,500 for the Driver Assistance Package (adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist) to $1,800 for the Premium Package (blind-spot monitoring, push-button start, heated front seats, and satellite radio) to $2,300 for the Multimedia Package (navigation and the COMAND infotainment system), a very well equipped CLA250 is available for under $40,000.

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Available with either front-wheel drive or 4Matic all-wheel drive, the base CLA250 uses a 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder to generate 208 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. A seven-speed dual-clutch automatic is standard. 60 miles per hour arrives in a relaxed 6.9 seconds.

Naturally, the base engine returns helpful fuel economy – the EPA estimates the CLA250 will return 24 miles per gallon in city driving and 36 mpg on the highway for 29 combined mpg. Moving to the 4Matic variant drops those figures to 23 city, 32 highway, and 27 combined.

Prices start at $33,695, while the optional all-wheel-drive system pushes the price up by $2,000, which is an average premium.

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Blessed with the most powerful production four-cylinder on the market, the CLA45 AMG is a grown-up version of the insane (but deceased) Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X. Its angry little 2.0-liter packs 375 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque, which it gets to a standard 4Matic all-wheel-drive system via a seven-speed, AMG-spec, dual-clutch transmission. 4.1 seconds after setting off, 60 mph hour arrives. Not much later, 155 mph pops up and the electronic limiter steps in to halt the fun (the $2,800 AMG Dynamic Plus Package elevates the top speed to 167).

In such a furious car, fuel economy takes second place to outright performance. The CLA45 AMG returns an EPA-estimated 23 mpg city, 30 highway, and 26 combined.

Easily the most expensive CLA available, the 45 AMG starts at $51,395.

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Specs & Features

Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 208 HP / 258 ft.lbs.
Standard: 7-spd sequential shift control auto-shift man w/OD
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
24 / 36 / 29 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 208 HP / 258 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
24 / 36 / 29 Mpg
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Rear Suspension
Independent Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Fuel Tank
14.8 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Premium Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
13.1 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
Exterior Length
182.3 "
Exterior Width
70.0 "
Exterior Height
56.6 "
Front Headroom
38.2 " / 37.0 "
Rear Headroom
35.4 " / 35.6 "
Front Legroom
40.2 "
Rear Legroom
27.1 "
Front Shoulder Room
56.0 "
Rear Shoulder Room
53.2 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
3,274 Lbs.
Wheel Base
106 "
Turning Radius
18.0 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
17.0 " Silver Aluminum / 18.0 " Machined W/painted Accents Aluminum / 17.0 " Machined W/painted Accents Aluminum / 18.0 " Machined W/painted Accents Amg Aluminum / 18.0 " Black Amg Aluminum
Clearcoat Monotone / Metallic Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Heated, Power Remote Driver, Power Remote W/tilt Down Passenger
Grille Moldings
With Chrome Bar
Rear Spoiler
Stainless Steel With Polished Tailpipe Finish
Interior Features
Passenger Capacity
Seat Trim
Mb-tex Leatherette / Dinamica/mb-tex Simulated Suede/leatherette / Leather
Front Seat Type
Sport Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Driver And Front Passenger Heated-cushion, Heated-seatback
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
(10-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
(10-way Power)
Front Armrests
(10-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Center With Pass-thru
Rear Seats
60-40 Bench
Radio & Infotainment
Am/fm/hd, Seek-scan / Comand Am/fm/hd, Seek-scan / Siriusxm Am/fm/hd/satellite, Seek-scan
8 / 12 Harman/kardon
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Automatic Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
Sun Roof
Express Open/close
Rearview Mirror
Day-night / Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Front And Rear
Tinted Windows
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Driver And Passenger
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Rear Side-impact Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Collision Prevention Assist Plus Forward Collision Mitigation
Blind Spot Sensor
Blind Spot Assist Blind Spot
Lane Departure Warning
Lane Keeping Assist Lane Departure
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Attention Assist Driver Attention
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Parking Pilot Automated
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Major Components Months
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Accessories Months

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