2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45
- Automatic emergency braking standard
- Straightforward center controls
- Relative affordability
- Decent list of standard features
- Poor visibility
- Turbulent ride
- Accelerator, transmission lag
- Cramped cabin
- Hit-and-miss cabin quality
- Gets expensive with options
Four-door coupe body style
Front- or all-wheel drive
Turbo four-cylinder engine standard
High-performance AMG CLA 45 available
Apple CarPlay, Android Auto available
What Is the 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class?
The five-seat Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class is an entry-level subcompact luxury car with coupe-like styling. It has a standard 208-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that works with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. It's offered with front- or all-wheel drive, and competitors include the Audi A3 and BMW 2 Series. Mercedes also sells the performance-oriented AMG CLA 45, which has a 375-hp, turbo 2.0-liter four-cylinder and standard all-wheel drive.
What's New on the 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class?
There are no significant changes this year.
What Features in the 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class Are Most Important?
Standard features include an 8-inch dashboard screen, dual-zone air conditioning and keyless start. Options include an adaptive suspension, a panoramic moonroof, blind spot warning and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity.
Should I Buy the 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class?
The CLA-Class' starting price is appealing, but you pay in other ways; visibility is poor, the cabin is cramped, the ride is busy and there's some low-grade interior trim. Mercedes' own C-Class compact sedan, by comparison, is a much more well-rounded luxury car — albeit a more expensive one.
The 2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45 currently has 0 recalls