2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class

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$32,050

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2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class
2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Stylish appearance
  • Impressive acceleration (CLA45 AMG)
  • Balanced handling
  • Snorty exhaust note

The bad:

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

2 trims

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Our 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • Turbocharged four-cylinder engine
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Seven-speed dual-clutch transmission standard
  • Forward collision warning with automatic braking standard
  • High-performance AMG version available

2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

The CLA-Class compact sedan serves as an entry-level model in Mercedes-Benz’s lineup. A high-performance AMG version is also available. Competitors include the Audi A3 and Acura ILX.

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New for 2016
An Edition: Orange model limited to 750 units is available, as well as a Night Package with gloss-black accents and black 18-inch wheels. An adaptive suspension is newly available.
Significant Standard Features

  • 208-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Seven-speed dual-clutch transmission
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Power driver’s seat with memory feature
  • Split-folding backseat
  • 7-inch dashboard screen
  • Attention Assist driver-drowsiness monitor
  • Forward collision warning with automatic braking
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • All-wheel drive
  • Navigation system
  • Harman Kardon sound system
  • Sport-tuned suspension
  • Performance-tuned suspension, steering and exhaust systems
  • Wood trim
  • Leather upholstery
  • Heated front seats
  • Backup camera
  • Automated parallel-parking system

CLA45 AMG
The performance-oriented version of the CLA-Class has a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that’s rated at 355 hp.
What’s Special

  • Handcrafted engine
  • All-wheel drive
  • High-performance brakes
  • Sport suspension
  • Sport exhaust system

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Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.9
  • Interior design 4.9
  • Performance 4.6
  • Value for the money 4.8
  • Exterior styling 4.9
  • Reliability 5.0

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

The best built vehicle i have owned

There are no words to describe the felling of owning and driving this well built vehicle. You not only look but feel like a million dollars but don't have to pay that much for it.

5.0

Space ship

The Mercedes Benz CLA is top of the line luxury. With the mounted tv screen you have the option to install a back up camera without having to modify your deck. This car has plenty of custom features that makes driving it extremely fun. From the interior lights to the bluetooth feature which takes listening to music or talking on your phone to another level. It rides and handles like a sports car and has an exotic look. I'd recommend this car to anyone.

4.9

Great looking ride !!!

Started out very difficult with Rick Hill imports selling a GlK 350 out from under my wife, however disappointment turned into excitement when she drove the CLA! Very sporty and plenty of power from the engine

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Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Mercedes-Benz
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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