2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250

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$33,100

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2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250
2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Automatic emergency braking standard
  • Straightforward center controls
  • Relative affordability
  • Decent list of standard features

The bad:

  • Poor visibility
  • Turbulent ride
  • Accelerator, transmission lag
  • Cramped cabin
  • Hit-and-miss cabin quality
  • Gets expensive with options

2 trims

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Our 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • 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

2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 review: Our expert's take

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.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 3.9
  • Interior design 4.0
  • Performance 4.1
  • Value for the money 3.9
  • Exterior styling 4.5
  • Reliability 4.3

Most recent consumer reviews

2.1

Worse sedan I ever drove

Anyone over 5”10 don’t even try it. Feels crammed and Tony inside Loud motor, awful tires, too much plastic, can’t wait for my lease to be up.

5.0

Great Car

This is just the car I needed. Comfortable with plenty of room. Loves the road. My favorite color..red. Everybody should drive this car. Happy! Happy

4.9

Such a great car!

It’s perfect for me in at least 3 reasons. it’s size makes it easy to maneuver. The safety features comfort me. And I love to be seen in it!

See all 17 consumer reviews

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Mercedes-Benz
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
48 months/50,000 miles
Corrosion
48 months/50,000 miles
Powertrain
48 months/50,000 miles
Roadside assistance
48 months/50,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
6 years old or less/less than 75,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
1 year/unlimited miles
Powertrain
1 year/unlimited miles
Dealer certification required
164-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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