The 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class is presented as a four-door sedan, although the automaker refers to it as a coupe on account of its sloping roofline. This model is offered as the CLA 250 Coupe or the AMG CLA 45 Coupe. The standard model has front-wheel drive with available all-wheel drive. The AMG model is all-wheel drive.
Our choice is the CLA 250 4MATIC Coupe, which adds $2,000 for all-wheel drive. The CLA 250 is unusual for this chiefly rear-wheel-drive brand as it's built on a front-wheel-drive architecture. Although the handling is quite good, we think all-wheel drive supplies the desired edge for spirited driving as well as control on slippery roads.
Standard equipment includes 17-inch wheels, vinyl upholstery, a power driver’s seat, dual-zone climate control an eight-inch infotainment screen, and Bluetooth. Most models come far better equipped, which easily pushes your price past $40,000. We chose the items we think make the most sense, while keeping an eye on affordability.
- Model: 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 4Matic Coupe
- Engine: 2.0-liter turbocharged I4 engine
- Output: 208 hp / 254 lb-ft
- Transmission: Seven-speed dual-clutch automatic
- Drivetrain: All-wheel drive
- Fuel Economy: 24 City / 32 Hwy
- Options: Leather seating ($1,600, leather upholstery, MB-Tex upper dash and door trim), Premium Package ($1,800, blind-spot monitoring, keyless entry, SiriusXM satellite radio, a Harman Kardon surround sound system), Smartphone Integration Package ($350, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility)
- Base Price: $36,095 (including a $995 destination charge)
- Best Value Price: $39,845