• (4.9) 9 reviews
  • MSRP: $32,050$34,050
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 28-30
  • Engine: 208-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 7-speed auto-shift manual w/OD and auto-manual
2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class

Our Take on the 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class

Our Take

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.(Skip to details on the: CLA45 AMG)An Edition: Orange model limited to 750 units is available, as well ... 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

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


Consumer Reviews


Average based on 9 reviews

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Great Car!

by Car Guy 418 from New York on August 5, 2016

This is a fantastic car! I would highly recommend! It's a great Car for such a low price! I upgraded from a 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix GT so the change was drastic. If you're upgrading from a car like th... Read Full Review

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Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 4 recalls for this car.

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $1,400 per year.

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Roadside Assistance Coverage


What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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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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