• (4.5) 59 reviews
  • MSRP: $16,939$35,567
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 26-30
  • Engine: 208-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 7-speed auto-shift manual w/OD and auto-manual
2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class

Our Take on the 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class

Our Take

The 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA is the brand's first front-wheel-drive compact sedan, and it takes styling cues from the larger CLS. Mercedes calls both four-door coupes due to the swoopy styling. There is also a high-performance AMG version. (Skip to details on the: CLA45 AMG)ExteriorFrameless ... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Very cramped cabin
  • Limited headroom, front and rear
  • Transmission behavior at low speeds
  • Loud at highway speeds
  • Options get expensive

Notable Features

  • Turbocharged four-cylinder engines
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Four-door 'coupe' only
  • Standard seven-speed automatic transmission
  • Available high-performance AMG version


Our Expert Reviews

The 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG has fast moves, slick styling and luxury in spades, but its hefty price tag and disappointing transmission keep it from being truly outstanding. Mercedes-Benz has a hit on its hands with the new CLA-Class "coupe," a subcompact four-door the company is using to attract new customers. But if the CLA250's turbocharged four-cylinder just isn't fast enough ... Read full review for the 2014 Mercedes Benz CLA Class

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Consumer Reviews


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My First Mercedes Benz

by NK from Atlanta, GA on March 9, 2014

I previously owned BMW 335i. The car was a blast to drive but the problems arose when the warranty was over. So I traded it in for this baby Benz; CLA250 My CLA is a bit over $35,000 (not includes ta... Read Full Review

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Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 9 recalls for this car.

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $2,200 per year.

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Roadside Assistance Coverage


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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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