(5.0) 2 reviews
MSRP: $17,235$41,087
Body Style: Coupe
Combined MPG: 14-17
Engine: 382-hp, 5.5-liter V-8 (premium)
Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
2009 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class

Our Take on the 2009 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class

Our Take

The CL-Class is a two-door equivalent of the German automaker's high-end S-Class sedan. The CL-Class competes with the Bentley Continental GT and BMW M6. It gains a number of new options for 2009, including a parking assist system designed to make it easier to parallel park the CL-Class.4Mat... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Limited headroom
  • Old-fashioned grab handles
  • Flimsy coat hooks
  • Limited backseat legroom for adults
  • Gas mileage

Notable Features

  • All-wheel-drive option
  • Parking Guidance System
  • Standard Pre-Safe collision-mitigation system
  • Blind Spot Assist

4 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.


It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.