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2021 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class

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What you must know before buying the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class

Justin Cupler
Automotive Editor - August 4, 2020
  • 2021 CLA-Class open for orders
  • Rebates: $1,000 loyalty bonus (2021)
  • Lease: From $379/mo.
  • Finance: 2.99% for 72 mo.

The CLA-Class' best offers discontinued:

The redesigned 2020 CLA-Class is available now sees a $3,550 price increase relative to the 2019 model, putting a nearly $4,000 gap between it and the new entry-level A-Class.

This new-look four-door coupe boasts windswept headlights and a more dramatic coupe-like roofline that make it look more like a scaled-down CLS-Class. This redesign will also include a longer and wider body, roomier seating, and more.

The 2020 CLA-Class' offers remain mostly the same this month, except its new, longer-term 2.99% APR financing.

The carryover 2021 CLA-Class is available for order, and its gets its first-ever loyalty bonus this month.

These offers are available nationally and expire on August 31, 2020. We expect no new offers for Labor Day.

New cash incentive:

The 2020 CLA-Class has no cash offers other than the $1,000 loyalty bonus, which is tied to financing.

The ready-to-order 2021 CLA-Class, however, gets its first-ever $1,000 loyalty bonus for current Mercedes owners -- no special financing required.

Lease from $379/mo.:

The 2020 CLA-Class' 36-month promotional lease on the CLA250 Premium falls to $379 per month with $4,173 due at signing.

With a $495 monthly effective cost, this is not a good value relative to its MSRP.

Financing terms extended:

Mercedes-Benz continues offering 2.99% APR on the 2020 CLA-Class, but it extends the terms from 36 months to 72 months.

The $1,000 loyalty bonus for current Mercedes-Benz owners remains, but you must finance through Mercedes to get this offer.

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2021 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class: Model Preview

Justin Cupler
Automotive Editor

Model Preview

The 2020 model year brought in an all-new look for the CLA-Class, moving it more upscale to make room for the brand’s newest entry-level vehicle, the A-Class. With this design entering just its second model year, we expect the 2021 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class to carry over unchanged.

The new CLA-Class rolls in with a larger body and longer wheelbase, which gave Mercedes designers a large canvas to play with. And play they did, giving it a swoopier body, sleek roofline, longer hood, new lighting, and a unique upward kick to its stubby rear end. This new look remains fresh as we enter the new model year, so we expect no significant changes to its looks when the 2021 CLA-Class hits the market.

Inside, the new-generation CLA-Class’ cabin boasts four circular air vents to show off its sportier side, a rotary gear shifter, a more tone-down center stack, and a pair of 7-inch screens that make up the infotainment system touchscreen and digital gauge cluster. Like the exterior, we expect this cabin to roll into the 2021 model year with no changes.

2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class

We also expect the 2021 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class to continue with the same powertrain options, starting with the CLA250’s standard 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that pumps 221 horsepower through a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and out to the front wheels. Buyers seeking more performance can opt for the AMG CLA 45 and its 382-hp 2.0-liter engine that sprints launches it to 60 mph in about four seconds.

There are no safety scores for the new-generation CLA-Class, nor are there enough on the last-generation model to get a sense of how it will perform in a crash. What we know is the current model comes standard with automatic emergency braking and has optional adaptive cruise, semi-autonomous driving, following distance meter, and more.

This new compact four-door coupe will compete with the Acura ILX, Jaguar XE, and Volvo S60.

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